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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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Backpack for overnight climbing trips
Living in Colorado I have a number of relatively short (20ish mile) loops that involve some scrambling up and over peaks and continuing a loop meaning I need to carry everything while climbing. I&...

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 27, 3:35pm

High Calorie Smoothie
I would definitely look into meal replacement smoothies. My favorite is Packit Gourmet Jump Start Fruit Smoothies. They are 560 Calories! which makes them an excellent meal replacement and well b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 3:24pm

Ron Bell response
Ron Bell provided the perfect response, "The InnerNet is not sized to connect directly to the SoloMid corners. The Mid can be pitched high or low so that distance from inner to outer can va...

In GEAR » Solomid with Solo Innernet question
June 18, 9:12pm

Solomid with Solo Innernet question
I own the Solomid in Cuben and Solo Innernet in Cuben and just setup the combination today for the first time. I am finding that when I connect the inner to the solomid corner clips that the fit i...

In GEAR » Solomid with Solo Innernet question
June 18, 6:46pm

Re: re:Best month to climb Colorado Peaks
Unless you get a big storm early, the snow in October isn't typically too deep and so I just go with gaiters to keep the snow out of my footwear but it's usually too early to worry about al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best month to climb Colorado peaks?
June 14, 4:06pm

Re: re: Best month to climb Colorado peaks?
+1 on Gary's comments. I prefer colder over wetter any day. September is hands down the best month for climbing. October can be a very nice month if we get a couple of weeks of indian summer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best month to climb Colorado peaks?
June 14, 1:04pm

Borah Gear Bug Bivy
Sold my Borah Gear Bug Bivy to another BPLer. Good luck with your search.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bug Bivy of Some Kind
June 14, 11:48am

WTB: MLD Solo Innernet
Prefer cuben floor but silnylon would work as well.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Solo Innernet
June 11, 8:41pm

Re: Katabatic Quilt user question
I have the Chisos quilt. 99% of the time the elastic binding on the bottom is all I need. The ONLY times I have used the attachment system would be trying to extract every last degree of warmth o...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilt user question
June 10, 8:20pm

MLD Solomid Interior Options
Interested in feedback from Mid users about their experiences and preferences for interior approach. The approaches are 1] Nothing, sleeping bag/pad directly on the ground or on light groundshe...

In GEAR » MLD Solomid Interior Options
June 06, 9:37pm

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