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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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The 32 ounce problem
About the minimum I've found I can get away with while still staying warm and having enough padding under me to allow me a night's sleep is about 35 oz. "Stormproof" probably nee...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
October 14, 2:23pm

1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
Time-tested "pup tent" design. All coming at 13 oz. is pretty sweet.

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
October 10, 10:05am

Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
Thanks for sharing photos from your trip, Ryan. A second visit to the Smith - during "off season" this time - is definitely on my radar for the future.

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
October 08, 10:38am

MYOG lantern shade
Great use of those samples. And worthy too. Fabric headlamp shades work surprisingly well as illuminating the inside of a tent or vehicle.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG lantern shade
September 25, 12:34pm

How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
> ...The one Tim didn't mention, looks pretty close too. Love it!

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 19, 4:46pm

Central WInds
Such a gorgeous place. Great pics, Randy.

In Post-Trip Reports » Central WInds
September 17, 12:55pm

Fifty Miles on the Pitchstone Plateau and along the Bechler River, Yellowstone National Park
From my blog, a trip report entitled Fifty Miles on the Pitchstone Plateau and along the Bechler River from a trip into Yellowstone National Park over Labor Day, 2014. A trip in the Bechler ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fifty Miles on the Pitchstone Plateau and along the Bechler River, Yellowstone National Park
September 17, 12:51pm

FS: Esee Izula knife w/ micarta handle
Great knife, at a great price. Someone needs to jump on this.

In Gear Swap » FS: Esee Izula knife w/ micarta handle
September 04, 10:20am

Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
In my experience the best way to find walk-in sites in the two National Parks I've frequented (GNP, YNP) is to plan a trip that is not based on the average 7 mile per day hike. This way your p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
September 03, 1:21pm

Insulation for GNP in Aug
Best wiping methods ranked in order for GNP are (in my opinion): 1. snow 2. wooly lamb's ear 3. grass "broom" 4. smooth river rocks Addendum: Boulder Pass low rider toilet is...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 27, 4:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Haraldson

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StickPic camera mount
The StickPic is a simple trekking pole compatible camera mount. It is manufactured to fit your trekking pole specifically and slips over the tip of your pole. You can then attach your camera to the ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
June 15, 3:24pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
When traveling off-trail in the pursuit of a summit or maneuvering from a trail in one drainage to another I often encounter steep slopes covered loose scree. When taking in step in this scree my foo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 21, 9:52am

Mark Twight/The Mountaineers Extreme Alpinism
Although written primarily for individuals wishing to move light and fast in alpine summit pursuits, Mark Twight's book Extreme Alpinism published by The Mountaineers contains methodology e...

In Books and Media
January 14, 5:25pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
At a little less than five and a quarter ounces the Bushbuddy Ultra Wood Stove will probably receive my best buy of 2007 award. I own an MSR Whisperlite, a Snowpeak Gigapower and two different be...

In Stoves - Other
September 13, 5:36pm

Arc'Teryx Ether Series Shirts
What are the factors that lead to high rating for a base layer clothing item? In my opinion the item must stand up to a number of factors. These include, in no particular order, comfort, durability,...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
September 13, 4:48pm

I quit shopping at Walm$rt a few years ago. If you can't find it someplace else then you don't need it. It is an un-arguable fact that this giant company is reaching into the pockets of mill...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 12:15pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
When you order from Ron Bell, don't expect to find your order at your doorstep the next week the way you would expect a purchase from a giant retailer. And when you order from a giant retailer, d...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 12:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts
Saturday morning it started raining at 9:30 a.m. just as we were headed away from the previous nights campsite onto the trail. I had the mitts on along with my Marmot Precip and my trusty rain hat. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 23, 3:26pm

Marmot Ion
I've been wearing my 2006 Ion lately while biking. It's winter here so I've been wearing it layered over my U.L. Thermawrap and after a steady, sweaty climb uphill there is significant sh...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 08, 9:32am

Montbell Thermawrap pants
The Montbell U.L. Thermawrap pants are the perfect blend of function and minimalism. Full size zips make venting and putting on and taking off easy. Both a snap as well as a cinch around the waist k...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 21, 6:52pm