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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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Converting sleeping bag to quilt
My two cents. My first quilt was a thrift store mummy bag conversion. I used it for a month and bought a purpose built model. It made sense to me as an inexpensive means to find out whether I li...

In Make Your Own Gear » Converting sleeping bag to quilt
October 23, 11:07am

FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
Price reduced.

In Gear Swap » FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
October 22, 1:23pm

Evolution of a MYOG bivy
That is an excellent mod to a bivy. I'd not seen anyone do this before and it seems like a no-brainer. Maintains water-proofness from below, wind resistance from the side, and increases breat...

In Make Your Own Gear » Evolution of a MYOG bivy
October 22, 8:21am

Strathcona Pack
Superb looking pack. PM me the thickness and size of foam you need and I'll send you some.

In Make Your Own Gear » Strathcona Pack
October 22, 8:18am

FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
I have a GOLITE Jam pack (ca. 2009) that I have very heavily modified to remove around 8oz of material as well as maximize purpose of bag as UL or SUL pack. Weight: 19.52 oz. (original was 27 oz...

In Gear Swap » FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
October 17, 4:43pm

13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
That is an amazing looking route. Definitely make your partner carry the tubular web!

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 16, 1:58pm

The 32 ounce problem
About the minimum I've found I can get away with while still staying warm and having enough padding under me to allow me a night's sleep is about 35 oz. "Stormproof" probably nee...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
October 14, 2:23pm

1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
Time-tested "pup tent" design. All coming at 13 oz. is pretty sweet.

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
October 10, 10:05am

Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
Thanks for sharing photos from your trip, Ryan. A second visit to the Smith - during "off season" this time - is definitely on my radar for the future.

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
October 08, 10:38am

MYOG lantern shade
Great use of those samples. And worthy too. Fabric headlamp shades work surprisingly well as illuminating the inside of a tent or vehicle.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG lantern shade
September 25, 12:34pm

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