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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.
CityCastle Rock
StateCO
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Randy Martin

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Re: best shirt for wicking and odor control in hot weather
I am not sure the motivation of your desire to have something not form fitting. A base layer that isn't form fitting will not perform it's function of wicking and dispersing moisture to the...

In GEAR » best shirt for wicking and odor control in hot weather
July 24, 10:07am

Re: Packing it in separate ziplocs
Ziplock that i am thinking of isn't capable of containing boiling water. You need something of heavier gauge. Perhaps you could reuse the original container if cleaned thoroughly in which cas...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packit Gourmet serving sizes
July 24, 1:00am

Re: Packit Gourmet serving sizes
I think it depends on how much you did that day. For me after a big day I need 2 servings. In addition, with Packit Gourmet, like Mountain House, you are using the container the meal came in and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packit Gourmet serving sizes
July 23, 8:29pm

Re: To stay as dry as possible, should you walk or run through the rain?
For the non scientist types, if you are wearing no rain gear and just crossing the street then absolutely running makes sense, if you have no rain gear and have to travel a mile it doesn't m...

In Philosophy & Technique » To stay as dry as possible, should you walk or run through the rain?
July 23, 3:54pm

Re: hmm
The forest fires have mainly affected the immediate Front Range and for the most part have passed. Holy Cross Wilderness would be a good option though I haven't done any backpack loops there, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for a 4 day loop in CO
July 20, 2:34pm

LCW Water
I don't think LCW is a good option this year. The LCW is a little lower in elevation than some other areas and is affected even more by the hot dry conditions we have had.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for a 4 day loop in CO
July 20, 1:02pm

Re: Suggestions for a 4 day loop in CO
I think asking for 4 day loop hike is a bit vague since no one knows how many miles you want to do. I would clarify with the type of trip of you would prefer. Do you want to hang out on a couple ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for a 4 day loop in CO
July 20, 11:19am

Re: Partially used and empty fuel canisters
I know REI sells the device that can be used to aid in crushing empty containers. Once crushed they should recycleable with any metal recycling center.

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil Sol Ti - weight savings, is it worth it?
July 16, 9:26pm

Re: Re: Alcohol vs. Jetboil
Just make sure you are including your pot in your alcohol weight. I own the Backcountry Boiler II so similar weight as Jetboil Sol Ti. So the main advantage is the fuel weight on shorter trips an...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil Sol Ti - weight savings, is it worth it?
July 16, 5:36am

Re: Re: SpinnTwinn super high pitch
I have a Spinntwinn and agree with Bren, if you don't expect weather then no need to pitch at all.

In GEAR » SpinnTwinn super high pitch
July 16, 5:27am

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