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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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sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
Mark your two fabrics along the length using either little cut notches or a marker at intervals and then make sure those marks line up as you sew.

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
January 28, 12:10pm

New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
The taped seams on this are really sexy. Overall it looks like a re-design of the Backpacking Light-designed / Cubic Tech-built Stealth Nano that was released ca. '09/'10. Comparing the...

In GEAR » New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
January 19, 1:29pm

spark resistant sleeping pad cover
Nomex can be purchased by the yard on eBay.

In Make Your Own Gear » spark resistant sleeping pad cover
December 30, 9:52am

FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
Moved to eBay

In Gear Swap » FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
December 23, 2:23pm

1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
You will absolutely want fully waterproof fabric on the bottom and breathable fabric up top. My bivy is eight years old now and the waterproofness has gone out of the bottom fabric which was a ver...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
December 19, 3:18pm

Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
In Glacier I found that by planning itineraries where your daily mileages were more than the seven to ten miles of the average backpacker I could often find a permit scheme that didn't match wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 18, 2:08pm

Patching MLD non-stretch mesh
Tyvek tape and glued patches work well for solid fabric but for repairs to mesh I prefer a heavy gauge thread, a needle and either a whip or chain stitch.

In Make Your Own Gear » Patching MLD non-stretch mesh
December 18, 8:11am

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
Are there other trolls on BPL or is Bob Gross the only one? In serious response however I have to disagree with you, Mike. I can rarely hike with a windshirt and find that my even my R1 is al...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 11, 2:18pm

Jerry Quilt Idea
Beautiful work, Bill.

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 21, 7:35am

any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
My commentary on durability was less about compression over time and more about things like knife slashes, burns, et al.

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 2:11pm

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