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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
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Thanks for the help on my first MYOG pack
Great looking pack, Sam. Take those volume measurements with a grain of salt because yes, that method isn't accurate. If it holds all the gear you need for the JMT then you've dialed it i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thanks for the help on my first MYOG pack
April 15, 4:08pm

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
My Tikka allows for three in the magazine and one in the chamber so I'd need to be doing some downright terrible shooting to need that many rounds at any given time. I was mostly just itching ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 10:27am

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
David, I rode my bike home with the rifle slung around my neck last evening and I was wondering if that would be an issue. Pete, to be honest with you have no idea if I was correct about my as...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 8:28am

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
Yes, but that weight would also affect your ability to hold the gun comfortably and stable in a shooting position.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 14, 6:36pm

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
I got this idea from Dave C who got it from Evan Hill. I changed both of their ideas a bit to suit my needs as I wanted the padding to wrap part way around the stock to raise my cheek up a bit and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 14, 3:08pm

MYOG shoulder straps
I'm making a guess here but I think those would be held in place by a MOLLE or PALS type system. A few rows of PALS could be sewn to the back panel and a webbing attachment device could be sew...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG shoulder straps
April 08, 8:43am

Scrap pack
Looks good. And quite practical as well. Seems like it'll be a good performer for something like sectioning the AT.

In Make Your Own Gear » Scrap pack
April 06, 7:16pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Appreciate it, George.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
April 05, 4:58pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Ron, I built this pack for myself and my own needs. I have no plans to go into business building and selling packs myself, no. Although I do have access to a nice large cutting table and some spe...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
April 04, 11:55am

MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
I'd been snowboarding for around twenty years when I started wanting to get into the backcountry with any seriousness and rather than try and take up telemarking for backcountry travel - which ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
April 04, 10:41am

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