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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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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

MYOG backpack prototype
"lunch sack". I like it.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG backpack prototype
July 25, 12:14pm

Delmar's Poll
Toilet paper? Pshaw!

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 10:38am

Bikepacking at the Cusp
...People locked away in office jobs (without which internet culture would not exist) are prone to fall more in love with the idea of the activity rather than the activity itself. Thinking and p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 21, 3:14pm

Rambling the High Sierra
I approve.

In Editor's Roundtable » Rambling the High Sierra
May 21, 10:54am

Sewing Machine Recommendations
Got to a thrift store, find an inexpenisve machine that works and is made out of metal. Use it for a year. If after that you're still sewing and you want/need more then get yourself a Juki or ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 16, 11:23am

2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
Mil-spec Monkey is a decent place for one-off pieces of hardware. The plastic Cobra Buckles are less than $4 there. http://milspecmonkey.com/store/hardware-diy/372-itw-gt-cobra-buckle.html

In Make Your Own Gear » 2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
May 09, 11:36am

Synthetic fill hooded jacket pattern
McCalls, Green Pepper, etc type pattern should work fine.

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic fill hooded jacket pattern
May 09, 11:34am

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