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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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I am interested
Keep us posted on your efforts and availability. Great idea for a river crossing/camp wear as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » FINALLY...A minimalist sandal that works!
May 07, 10:02pm

Re: tarp/bivy combo under 1lb
My current solution GG SpinnTwinn ZPacks Poncho Groundsheet Don't need Bivy if no bugs. If Bugs then will bring/use my Katabatic Gear Bristlecone Bivy 7.8oz. I am thinking about gettin...

In GEAR » Noobie Bivy Questions
May 07, 6:05pm

Hammer Perpetuem
I would suggest looking at for endurance fuel throughout the day. Highly recommended.

In Philosophy & Technique » Long ol' dayhike prep
May 07, 9:36am

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.

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.

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

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

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