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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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Zpacks Arc Blast - Carbon Strut coming out
For those of you that have the ZPacks Arc Blast backpack, have you had any issues with the vertical Carbon fiber strut coming out at the top unintentionally? The way the strut is held in place...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast - Carbon Strut coming out
July 29, 11:34am

Bear Canister Required in Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness
For anyone planning a trip to Colorado and the 4 Pass Loop or other destinations within the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness please read. Hard sided Bear Canister is now required as it already w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canister Required in Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness
July 15, 8:33am

Re: Four Pass Loop (Colorado
FYI, hard sided bear canisters are now required in the Maroon Bells/Snowmass wilderness http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/167475

In Pre-Trip Planning » Four Pass Loop (Colorado) – A few questions...
July 15, 8:31am

Re: amazing
"Quite an accomplishment and done by a guy who is another fortysomething like me! Take that all you whippersnappers out there! :)" On top of that, just last week we had a 40 yr old set...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 13, 9:38pm

Downed Trees
It's not uncommon to have very strong microburst wind events that will snap trees. I know that is a significant reason for many of them. In fact on trail along Goose Creek you will see some l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Three Days with the GF in Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness
July 08, 4:28pm

Re: FS: MLD Cuben Solomid and Cuben Solo Innernet
Newly posted price reduction on both items.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solomid and Cuben Solo Innernet
July 05, 9:48am

SOLD Pending Payment FS: MLD Cuben Solomid and Cuben Solo Innernet
Both SOLD Will sell together or separately Cuben Solomid selling for $325. Cuben Solo Innernet selling for $190. All prices are shipped CONUS or outside CONUS after adding in actual shi...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solomid and Cuben Solo Innernet
July 03, 5:13pm

Re: Ascentionist 35
http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/ascensionist-pack-35-liter?p=47995-0 I like the streamlined aspect of this pack but there isn't a single external pocket except the small pocket on the to...

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 29, 8:28am

Thanks Everyone!
Appreciate the very good responses and choices.

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 28, 9:26pm

Re: Backpack for overnight climbing trips
Bump for input.

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 28, 11:57am

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