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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: Rx Sunglasses
Transitions tend to not be dark enough for me but i hike in the Alpine where protection from bright snow reflected light is very critical. But maybe the technology has improved in the last few yea...

In GEAR » Rx Sunglasses
April 02, 1:03am

Re: Another (probably stupid) wind shirt question
If you have read every thread on wind shirts then you should have a pretty good idea of how other people use it. My use of a windshirt 1] Drastically reduce heat loss from wind and allow me to ...

In GEAR » Another (probably stupid) wind shirt question
April 01, 6:27pm

Re: EXPED Symat UL failure - delaminating microfibre
I haven't had this issue either. Agree with the previous poster that it's something worth contacting Exped about because I think they would be interested in knowing and I am sure they woul...

In GEAR » EXPED Symat UL failure - delaminating microfibre
April 01, 3:33pm

Re: MSR piezo igniter vs. Mini Bic
Yes, but I think the benefit of the piezo lighter is that the spark is further away from your hand and therefore much less chance to get burned.

In GEAR » MSR piezo igniter vs. Mini Bic
April 01, 2:49pm

Re: FS: MLD Bug Bivy
What is your price? Is this the SilNylon version or Cuben?

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Bug Bivy
March 31, 11:28am

Re: Re: PCT record attempt - need help/advice from the ultra runners
Sorry, but I have to agree with some of the other posts about the real objective here. I would step back and take a different look at Wilderness. Learn what it can do for you not what you can do....

In GEAR » PCT record attempt - need help/advice from the ultra runners
March 31, 11:25am

Re: LCW conditions
Here is a trip report from the area from two weeks ago.

In Pre-Trip Planning » LCW conditions
March 31, 11:04am

FYI, this is the link to buy the real Instaflator that Konrad is referring to.

In GEAR » XTherm: use the included pump sack or lungs?
March 31, 8:23am

Andrew Skurka
As for Andrew Skurka specifically it's important to remember that he is an "Ultimate Hiker". He hikes from Sunrise to Dusk and so movement is his primary heater during the daytime. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
March 28, 3:41pm

Re: Osprey for $1250
Heck for $1250, I'll go out and buy a brand new one at REI and have it shipped directly to you :)

In Gear Swap » FS Osprey Aether 70 backpack
March 28, 11:39am

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