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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: Highest comfort for lightest weight----pads
Kevin, thanks for the most fantastic vendor website ad in backpacking world! Talking about getting word of mouth advertising, that ad (product display picture to be more precise) will generate a l...

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 17, 11:09pm

Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
On my 9 day hike last year I did not get as good a sleep as I would like. The problem with a 4' sleeping pad is that to be comfortable, your head is typically on a pillow in front of the pad. ...

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 17, 7:04pm

Re: Aquastar vs. Steripen
Last year we did a 9 day hike of the High Sierra Trail, we had two of the original Steripens. Mine failed after 4 days but my friend's did not. If moisture gets inside the glass chamber it wi...

In GEAR » Aquastar vs. Steripen
June 16, 12:09pm

Re: R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
It was due to The Complete Walker, version I, that I got into backpacking. That was the only thing I read before doing a 2 week hike in Yosemite back in the 70s. That book took the fear out of th...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 15, 11:21pm

Re: What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
Ok, I have continued research on this. The downside to using the Garmin Rino GPS Alarm is the massive drain on batteries to keep it on all night. Here are two potential lightweight loud alarms. ...

In GEAR » What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
June 14, 7:31pm

Re: durable
The LuxuryLite pack can carry the weight you want to carry, I would consider a back support belt to wear underneath the stock LuxuryLite belt though if you are carrying 45 pounds. Home Depot sel...

In GEAR » Favorite Packs of the UL crowd?
June 06, 7:00pm

Re: Re: SLOW website
no problems on my end and I have a very fast machine with broadband cable

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SLOW website
June 05, 10:25pm

Re: Pic of Bushbuddy Nested in MSR Ti Kettle
Will the BushBuddy fit inside an Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot?

In GEAR » Bushbuddy - First Impressions
June 04, 12:10am

Re: Bushbuddy - First Impressions
I saw a competitor product today, the Junior Littlbug Stove, which has a nice scientific comparison review here:

In GEAR » Bushbuddy - First Impressions
June 03, 11:36pm

What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
Hi, I have problems hearing the typical tiny beeps a typical wrist watch alarm clock makes. I need something louder for waking up prior to dawn while backpacking. Does anyone have any suggestions...

In GEAR » What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
June 03, 1:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here:

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm