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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: 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

Re: WTB: Bivy sack
Can you talk a little bit about how you plan to use it? is this for rain splash/spray protection under a Tarp? Bug protection only?

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bivy sack
June 04, 9:05pm

Anticipated Conditions
I would almost never encounter or choose to hike in all day rain. Wind shirts are perfect for 1-3 day trips where you have a reasonable certainty of the weather forecast and the chance for signifi...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 23, 11:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
I think his Windshirt philosophy is particularly driven by decision for trips more than a couple of nights when you can't accurately forecast weather. At that point, once you are committed to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 22, 12:03pm

Re: inner is here.
I am looking forward to my Cuben Solomid arriving in the next few weeks. Curious is you experience any looseness of the pole tips inside the pole jack that may cause an issue if too much flex was ...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
March 21, 10:06pm

Re: Re: MLD Bug Bivy & Mids
Tony, I am waiting delivery of my MLD Cuben Solomid (I am fascinated as well :). My plan is either the Borah Bug Bivy or the MLD Solo Innernet. I pretty certain the MLD Bug bivy wouldn't real...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 09, 9:24pm

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