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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.
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Lake Superior Costal Trail Adventure
Leanne, thanks for sharing such great pictures of words from a little part of the world that oft goes unnoticed. Exploring the "other side" of the Big Lake has been on my bucket list for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lake Superior Costal Trail Adventure
March 25, 12:35pm

Backpack pocket
Here's what I did on my most recent build. Is this essentially what you're after? More photos here:

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack pocket
March 23, 3:50pm

cuben "fastpack"
Rob, yes, wider straps will carry weight more comfortably. The thickness of the shoulder strap will increase comfort as well but not with as pronounced of results. This an awesome looking pac...

In Make Your Own Gear » cuben "fastpack"
March 23, 3:45pm

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Derek, I have only spent 30 minutes considering this year's route and as with year's past I have put together three routes. 1. staying on trails 2. mostly trail but some off trail 3...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 17, 12:58pm

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Mike it would be nice to make your acquaintance. We can swap hunting stories! I've planned routes for myself for each and every year the BMWC has been run and even started in on a trainin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 17, 11:55am

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Although we won't be participating in the event, my wife, our baby, and I have booked a couple nights stay at the Holland Lake Campground and are planning to attend the start of the event to ch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 16, 12:32pm

Backcountry Brews
Mags, you had me sold when you used the word beer. Also, I'm posting the link to Mike W.'s thread again in case anyone missed it above. It makes this stuff look very desirable from a we...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 9:07am

Backcountry Brews
A couple friends of mine brought a bunch of this with them into the Boundary Waters earlier this fall. When you start talking about a bunch of guys who each want to have a couple beers every night...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 8:23am

abandoned tent
Once you get it cut apart you'll find there probably aren't any particularly large panels of fabric to work with. You could certainly stitch up some stuff sacks for general use (fabric wil...

In Make Your Own Gear » abandoned tent
February 26, 1:22pm

PDL pack frame.
The progress continues!

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 15, 9:02am

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