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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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Mid vs Tarp
Interested in your opinions of a Tarp vs MLD Solomid for regular 3 season use. For comparison purposes, I have a GG SpinnTwinn which is 11oz in its stuff sack including line locs. I know the basi...

In GEAR » Mid vs Tarp
December 17, 10:45pm

Re: Pitching Bivy without Tarp
I would just use your smaller CF pole and run a bungee cord from the Bivy, wrapped around the pole and hooked onto your stake. Lashing a stake directly to your pole would not be very strong and co...

In GEAR » Pitching Bivy without Tarp
December 17, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Weight?
Yep, 40oz packed. I have had a Nemo Meta 1p for 2 years now and it's my shelter for shorter trips where weight isn't a premium. The tent is outstanding. The key is guying out the ends an...

In Gear Swap » FS: Two Nemo Meta 1P solo trekking pole tents
December 13, 10:49am

Re: WTB MLD Serenity
Bump

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Serenity
December 13, 7:47am

WTB MLD Serenity
Interested in an MLD Serenity shelter to go under my GG SpinnTwinn.

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Serenity
December 12, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Buff
Another +1 for the Buff. I even use it in shoulder seasons. It also has the additional benefit of humidifying the air you breath which for me is just as important as warming the air.

In GEAR » Equipment to breath warm air at night.
December 05, 2:36pm

Re: Keen targhee2 mids - experiences?
I had a pair of those and loved them. Kept my feet dry and comfortable. I abused them pretty good for a season and a half of hiking above treeline on talus. The tread wears pretty quickly but I ...

In GEAR » Keen targhee2 mids - experiences?
November 25, 6:27am

Re: meta 1p
The Meta 1p is a great tent. I got one when they first came out. Huge room inside, huge vestibule for a 1p tent

In Gear Deals » nemo meta 1 p 50% off at backcountry.com
November 23, 12:35pm

Re: Re: So who else is going to wait and not buy an insulatig jacket this year?
Agreed Eugene. It can be very tempting to buy highly specific gear that might see a handful of uses a year when a small compromise will get the job done. Just tonight I talked myself out of using...

In GEAR » So who else is going to wait and not buy an insulatig jacket this year?
November 20, 9:49pm

Re: Mountain town/city advice: Future move
What are your priorities? Certain Cons you listed are consequences of living in a small mountain community anywhere (i.e., high prices of food, isolated socially, poor job prospects etc...). I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mountain town/city advice: Future move
November 19, 3:40pm

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