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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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The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
Gandered at this series again and hoping for more offerings in this series in the future. Also enjoy the sub 24 hour trip videos. A few video vignettes a year are a great addition to the BPL libr...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
August 21, 11:21am

My new DIY Solo Setup
Looks great, John. Nice work.

In Make Your Own Gear » My new DIY Solo Setup
August 19, 11:01am

"Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
The eLite is fine for all camp tasks and is acceptable (although not ideal) for night hiking. In an emergency situation such as coming off a summit later than expected it passes muster but isn'...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
August 14, 3:09pm

Easy BPL Gear Swap Search
Great stuff!

In Gear Swap » Easy BPL Gear Swap Search
August 14, 2:57pm

"Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
I agree, Andrew. I'm not alone here on the BPL forums in over-analyzing these lists - I find it an enjoyable exercise - but for the most part once you've reached sub 10 lbs you can carry f...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
August 14, 8:38am

"Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
Adam, I'm much more interested in replacing gear with something I build myself, that's for sure. And no, as a matter of fact my camera did NOT make it onto this updated list. Must rectify...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
August 14, 8:29am

"Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
In preparation for a trip over Labor Day I was considering asking the public at large to review my current gear list but having spent the last half hour reviewing this old thread from 2010 I don...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
August 13, 12:36pm

FS: Backpacking Light Prototype Rain Jacket
It is against BPL policy to share info on this forum about items for sale outside of this site but I felt that given the rarity of this piece it might be worth posting. Within the pages of a p...

In Gear Swap » FS: Backpacking Light Prototype Rain Jacket
July 31, 4:15pm

MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
Regarding pack volume, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test F2153 can be performed at home by filling your ruck with a known volume of small, plastic spheres (i.e. ping pong b...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 31, 8:31am

IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
This .pdf appears to give a little insight into their testing methods: http://www.idfl.com/media/pdfs/news/IDFL%20News%2055.pdf And the test submittal form lists some of the tests: http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 25, 12:23pm

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