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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gallatin Range
About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
CityBozeman
StateMT
CountryU.S.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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MYOG Pentagon
Beautiful work , George. I've always been curious about sewing a shaped tarp with multiple seams. Did you pattern it first or just measure directly onto the fabric?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
March 22, 9:24am

The Prospector
No shortage of storage options on this one. Looks good. No recommendations on a hipbelt but hydro port is easy. Just make sure you overlap the fabric so the hole isn't exposed to let rain in.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG The Prospector
March 22, 9:19am

MYOG Ruck
I designed the side pockets for 1L bottles - hoping it works in practice. And yes, that is in fact GORUCK, I am project manager for new product developmet at GR. Good eye.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 22, 9:12am

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Sorry but I didn't feel like asking any of folks around me to pose in the photos for you, Bob.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 21, 5:00pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
I built a new ski pack a couple weeks ago (haven't shared photos of it yet) and with my pack building motivation running high I decided to move right into a project I've had on my bucket l...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 21, 4:31pm

Glacier National Park
Your variation on the "Northern Traverse" is one of my favorite routes in all of GNP. Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier National Park
March 21, 11:34am

Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
What a GREAT trip idea. Urban exploration and "backyard trips" have some many great untapped options!

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 21, 11:32am

MYOG 610.2 Pack
Looks great, Jon. Is there any aluminum in there or just a foam frame?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 610.2 Pack
March 20, 1:14pm

Bug Skirt for a Shelter - A Few Questions
If you want it to work well you'll need to either sew the net material to the tent body all the way around or if you want it removable will need to essentially have velcro completely run the en...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Skirt for a Shelter - A Few Questions
March 14, 12:27pm

Spinnaker???
I built a cat curve tarp out of spinnaker at the "height" of it's BPL popularity in '06 and it performed flawlessly for me during a 61 day thru-hike. It was a great fabric for it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Spinnaker???
March 14, 9:55am

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

WalMart
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