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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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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

PDL pack frame.
George, that thing is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to hear whether or not it has the necessary rigidity all while maintaining just the right amount of flex.

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 10, 9:15am

Vest filled with rice
Have you weighed the cost of electricity from using the microwave every 45 minutes compared to turning the heat up a notch? I can attest that a cloth bag filled with rice that has been microwaved ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Vest filled with rice
February 10, 9:12am

Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
Hendrik did a recent post on Hiking Finland about new gear coming out and one of the more interesting things I saw was Marco of As Tucas coming out with the Sestrals 2 Poncho.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
February 03, 4:58pm

light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
Are you looking to gain stiffness or just shape? If shape is your only concern then use foam. If you want a bit of stiffness then HDPE is the way to go.

In Make Your Own Gear » light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
February 02, 2:55pm

Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
A hunter's optics choices and how much they have to bring or get to leave at home rests in the species and terrain they are hunting. Bowhunter extraordinaire Cameron Hanes has a phrase that su...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
February 02, 1:32pm

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

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