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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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FS: Patagonia R2, Icebreaker Bodyfit 200. Men's Small
1] SOLD Patagonia R2 Jacket Narwhal Grey Men's Small. 2] SOLD Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Men's Small. First email to castlerock dot climber at gmail dot com

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia R2, Icebreaker Bodyfit 200. Men's Small
August 23, 10:29am

Katabatic Chisos
Wow, can't believe your selling the Chisos either :) I own one and it's an amazing piece of gear. Good luck with your sale. The Chisos won't last long.

In Gear Swap » FS WM, Katabatic Gear
August 20, 8:32am

V stakes
Don't waste your time with shepherd stakes. I have had the MSR groundhogs as well but they are a bit dull and don't always go into the ground easily. My favorite after experimenting for a...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 10:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Worn threads
FWIW, you can just buy the burner assembly separately.

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 18, 10:52pm

Re: Re: Jetboil SOL
I haven't heard any recent reports about that. I did a fair amount of research when I bought my Sol Ti a few months ago and didn't see anything nor heard since.

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 16, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Ursack Approved by IGBC
"My point is that the ursacks have shown that they do not need to be tied to an object." The real secret to any Bear proofing device is eliminating odor. Most people that use Bear can...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 15, 5:43pm

Item has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Cuben Groundsheet Poncho
August 15, 11:24am

Re: Size
It's the Solo Plus size described here

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Cuben Groundsheet Poncho
August 15, 11:08am

Re: Moose
"I have also seen more moose on my last trips than ever before. What is weird to me is that I don't hardly ever see any elk, and they are supposed to be all over in big #'s I thought.&...

In Post-Trip Reports » James Peak Wilderness, CO Tour
August 15, 9:59am

FS: Zpacks Cuben Groundsheet Poncho
Have only used once, like new condition. $125 shipped CONUS. My original intention was to use for near SUL situations under my tarp but find that I am using a bug bivy more often in summer wh...

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Cuben Groundsheet Poncho
August 15, 9:46am

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