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Randy Martin (randalmartin) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me My primary pursuits are mountaineering (hiking with the goal of a summit) but I am beginning to re-kindle my love of Backpacking. In particular I have become a big fan of the Ultralight approach and love this website. I seem to be in a perpetual state of shelter/sleep system evaluation. My current setup for shelter is a GG SpinnTwinn with YMG Bug Bivy 1.0 (summer) or Katabatic Bristlecone Bivy(colder). Sleep system is Katabatic Chisos 40 degree quilt with Neoair short.
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All Forum Posts by Randy Martin

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Re: Conditions
FYI, this update on a site I regularly visit (14ers.com) "Yesterday I called and spoke with the Rangers in Aspen because I'm doing the Four Pass Loop this weekend. The Ranger told me t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 02, 2:02pm

Maroon Bells Conditions
You can check this live view with available archives from recent days to get a great assessment of current conditions in the Elks. http://aspen.roundshot.ch/highlands

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 01, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Re: bears and food
@Larry You are missing the point. If the Bear smells the food in your approved container and cannot get it then yes you have accomplished the Bear not getting the food that time but you have he...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 09, 9:05pm

Re: re: bears and food
@Lori This statement is blatantly misleading and false "Sinking food in water, putting it in OP sacks or doing anything with the idea of hiding it from the bear's nose is delusional....

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 09, 10:58am

SOLD: Arcteryx Rampart Pants 30 x 32 $40 shipped CONUS
SOLD Have been worn less than 5 times, outstanding pants but am finding the 30" waist a little tight. I have probably grown an inch in the waist since purchase :) First buyer email at c...

In Gear Swap » FS: Arcteryx Rampart Pants 30 x 32 $40 shipped CONUS
September 08, 5:39pm

Re: popular areas
What Joe said.

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 9:19am

Re: Re: How do you tarp?
One thing I would add is understanding the climate you predominantly hike in. If you frequently hike in environments with lots of rain and wind or exposed environments (e.g. Scotland, PNW etc..) t...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 5:05pm

Re: Bug bivy
@Gary - My bug shelter is seen here (bug shelter 1.0) http://www.yamamountaingear.com/net-tents/ Unfortunately, Yama Mountain Gear isn't selling right now while they re-tool their busines...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Re: How do you tarp?
@Jimmy - My total weight is 11.0 oz GG SpinnTwinn 9.9 oz Yama Mountain Gear Bug Shelter 1.0 20.9 oz Total

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 2:03pm

Re: How do you tarp?
Bug Bivy under the Tarp. In my case I use the Yama Mountain Gear Bug Shelter 1.0 under my Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn.

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 12:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Randy Martin

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Katabatic Gear Bristlecone (Regular Length, Wide Width)
I have had the Bristlecone Bivy for a year and really appreciate the side zipper for ease of entry/exit. The mesh is just right for breathability and views. The stake out loops are nice when you wan...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
May 15, 6:03pm

Marmot Atom
The bag is true to it's 40 degree rating and when I sleep with insulating layers on I have comfortably slept in this bag down to the upper 20's. If you are cold in this bag at 50 then I suspe...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 31, 1:59pm