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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.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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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

How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
Are you settled on the idea of only using this type of attachment system? If not, the standard add-on type of sternum strap may not weigh any more than the type you're asking about and will al...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
August 27, 4:22pm

Wind river range clothing opinions needed for late august early sept
Rail riders Rail riders pants Ex officio boxer brief Darn tough 1/4 crew wool no cushion socks Salmon xa pro 3d ultra 2 trail runners Outdoor research sunrunner hat Hey Bradford, I'm ...

In Gear Lists » Wind river range clothing opinions needed for late august early sept
August 25, 1:22pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Sam Haraldson

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Marmot Essence
I purchased a Marmot Essence rain jacket a few months ago and have now had it in a significant number of situations to feel comfortable to give it a review. Construction of the jacket is very lig...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 21, 2:28pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
The Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket has been with me on two excursions and has been my key piece of insulating gear around town all winter. Wear a baselayer and the Thermawrap for a vigorous hike...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 21, 12:00pm

Independant Savant's 2005 CDT Film
I just finished watching Savant's 2005 CDT film and am now in a state of calm, filled with an immense desire to be out in the backcountry. The format of the film is soothing and lends itself wel...

In Books and Media
December 10, 7:01pm

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
My Marmot Precip has been seen it all. I've used it for wind, snow and of course rain. It has seen two grueling seasons of work on a Glacier National Park backcountry trail crew, it joined me on a 2...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 29, 2:48pm

Granite Gear Virga
I've been on a hunt for the perfect pack for the past two seasons and I've come close to what I desire with the Granite Gear Virga. It weighs in around 21 oz and with modifications can easily los...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 29, 2:22pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
Weighing in at 16 oz but at a cost of only $85 the REI Minimalist Bivy is a great starter package for those interested in trying out life with bivy and tarp. I purchased the bivy primarily for us...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 29, 2:01pm

Arc'Teryx Emissary Raglan SS
I've been wearing the Arc'Teryx Raglan Emissary SS Shirt for a few months now and feel that I can safely review it without fear of lack of information. I've worn the shirt under varying condition...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 27, 7:14pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
After hiking the 213 mile Superior Hiking Trail with a rig that was my first attempt at lightweight backpacking I decided to get serious and really research the topic. The purchase of this book w...

In Books and Media
August 12, 5:18pm