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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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Jetboil Sol Ti
I recently acquired the Jetboil Sol Ti for $105 on sale at Campsaver. My first impressions of this one. 1] Leaving off the lid, cup and pot stablizer (none of these things needed) the weight is...

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol Titanium Stove
June 12, 9:17pm

Re: Forest Ranger's dying wish
That's beautiful. Hospice organizations are so awesome.

In On the Web » Forest Ranger's dying wish
June 12, 8:27am

Re: Re: Re: Weminuche in late September-questions
I agree with Greg on temps expectation, lows around 20, highs maybe in the low 50's. I wouldn't use an alcohol stove at those temps. I was in the Chicago basin for the 3 14ers on Labor Da...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche in late September-questions
June 08, 3:00pm

Re: Re: I've got the solution!
The monkey pillow case is awesome. I put my Exped air pillow inside it and the straps hold it onto my air pad. Fleece on one side feels great on your face. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HikeBikeDale

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 08, 2:51pm

Re: Mapping Program?
I have the NatGeo Topo series for the State of Colorado. Not sure what the equivalent is now since they discontinued. http://mshop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/maps/mapping-software/topo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 11:08pm

FS: Jetboil PCS (2008 model) SOLD
Edit: SOLD This is the Jetboil PCS I purchased in 2008. In very good condition, works perfectly, no cracks, breaks. Picture below of everything included. Weighs 15.3 ozs. I have purchased th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Jetboil PCS Original
June 07, 7:07pm

Re: re: LCW
@Tim - I think McCurdy is definitely doable. We met another party that was doing McCurdy but turned back up high due to weather. @Gary - No ticks encountered thankfully.

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 3:02pm

@Randy - My typical camp approach is setup nest only or nest and Tarp if rain anticipated. The nest provides some decent splash protection with a solid SilNylon panel on the end and a half solid p...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
@Stuart - no snow challenges at all. Lots of water/mud on the trail but no big deal. Will be better for you in two weeks. @Greg - I didn't wait 4 hours, just waited for about an hour. Bet...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 8:42am

Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
I have been desperate to get out if even for a short loop and was finally able break away from work to take some time yesterday and today. The link below is to the picture album. This has been an...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 06, 9:45pm

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