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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: "Understanding UV protection"
My Brother passed away in November from Skin Cancer so this topic hits close to home. For the last few years I only hike in long pants and long sleeves. However, the normal reaction is that must ...

In GEAR » Understanding UV protection
May 06, 5:12pm

Re: Namaskara good, but...
For hip flexors the Warrior 1 pose is awesome. For an IT band stretch try this Starting Position: Stand upright and cross your right leg behind your left. Action: Lean slightly forwards and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Yoga poses for on the trail
May 06, 2:50pm

Avoid high pressure
Doesn't sounds like this was the issue with yours but I avoid putting major pressure on it. Similar to the issues with Sawyer squeeze bags, I find that rolling up instead of squeezing down and...

In GEAR » Instaflator quality issues
May 05, 10:07pm

Re: Sea to Summit eVAC dry sack
I have the version with the event bottom. It's awesome and works as advertised. Having said that, I have moved away from stuff sacks in general and prefer the concept of a pack liner and allo...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit eVAC dry sack
May 01, 7:54pm

Home Made No Cook
Here is a link to some home made recipes for energy bars. I particularly am interested in the Logan Bread. Lasts for a long time and nutrient dense. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/bac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do any of you forgo cooking food altogether?
April 26, 6:44pm

Re: HikeBikeDale pillow case
just under 1.6oz for the small. http://www.etsy.com/listing/125681630/small-monkey-pillow-for-camping?ref=shop_home_active

In GEAR » Pillow dilemma
April 21, 1:34pm

Re: Trail head IN and OUT
The Rio Grande Pyramid loop starts at the ThirtyMile trailhead near the Rio Grande Reservoir. Here is a good trip report to give some more basic information http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/foru...

In Pre-Trip Planning » August trip anywhere in the West
April 21, 1:03pm

Re: Adhering your pillow to your pad
I purchased the HikerBikeDale solution and use it with my Exped Air Pillow. It solves two things, secure attachment to the pad and soft next to skin feel for very minimal weight. I love it so far.

In GEAR » Pillow dilemma
April 21, 12:38pm

Re: August trip anywhere in the West
About how many miles/day do you want to plan? When you mention a week of field time I am just trying to get a sense of how many miles you would need to occupy that. Are you interested in any zero...

In Pre-Trip Planning » August trip anywhere in the West
April 20, 10:23pm

Zpacks Poncho Groundsheet
One of the things I don't like about the Polycro is that it's clear and so it's more difficult to see things on it. I have personally decided to go with the Zpacks Cuben Poncho Grounds...

In Make Your Own Gear » Recommendations for groundcloths
April 17, 5:52pm

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