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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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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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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