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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: Re: light, and pictures of tent!
Tent seems a bit loose in those pictures. Is that just because you didn't finish tensioning it?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL gear list, how does it look?
March 05, 1:17pm

Bug Bivy with nanoseeum floor
Is anyone aware of a Bug Bivy that is available in full nanoseeum including the floor. Ideally something like the MLD Bug Bivy with nanoseeum on the floor. I am already using a zpacks cuben ponch...

In GEAR » Bug Bivy with nanoseeum floor
March 02, 9:47am

Re: sleeping bag
< 1 lb and doesn't cost over 100 dollars? That doesn't exist for a real sleeping bag. I think the real question is what temperature range are you looking to be comfortable in? If it&#...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » sleeping bag
March 01, 9:14pm

Re: What's the quietest hooded windshirt?
Most windshirts are very thin material which by it's nature is softer/quieter. It's the very stiff GoreTex style shells that typically suffer from that crinkly/stiff issues you are referri...

In GEAR » What's the quietest hooded windshirt?
February 27, 4:18pm

Re: SUL Daypack
That's a good idea. However, looking at the pictures on the website it doesn't appear the hip belt can be removed. It appears sewn directly to the pack. They do offer the Multi-Pack - 4 ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Blast - Preliminary Observations
February 27, 10:39am

Re: Re: I agree- a bit heavy for most UL uses
"Outside mesh pockets - specifically front pockets are a strange phenomenon. They snag on brush, tear easily, and hold gear away from one's center of gravity. Not to mention you STILL have...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deuter ACTLite 40+10 Spotlite Review
February 26, 10:08pm

Re: ?
Good questions. Something seems a little weird here. Why are there two threads selling the same stuff?

In Gear Swap » FS: Thru-hike gear!
February 26, 8:21pm

ZPacks Arc Blast - Preliminary Observations
Interested to hear more feedback from Arc Blast customers. What options did you go with? I am curious to see some pictures of one with one of the belt pouches. Hard to get a since of the...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Blast - Preliminary Observations
February 26, 6:57pm

Re: Starlyte vs 12-10
Curious if the Starlyte would work better in the Caldera Keg-F setup as well?

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 26, 10:30am

Probably saved the Tent
The wind event sounds like some micro burst and may have been strong enough that if somehow it was absolutely secured to the ground/tree that the tent may have been severely damaged. In that case,...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Trip Report: Lessons Learned -Flying Tents, Ursack Minor Failures, LT4 Repairs
February 25, 7:21pm

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