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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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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

Re: WTB: Zpacks solo plus ground sheet/poncho & Western Mountaineerg Highlite regular
I have a once used Zpacks Ground Sheet/Poncho I can part with. Email me at castlerock dot climber at gmail dot com if you are interested and want pictures. I'll offer for $125 shipped.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Zpacks solo plus ground sheet/poncho & Western Mountaineerg Highlite regular
August 14, 10:29pm

Re: Ridden off, then limped off, the CT
Sorry you went through that. I only backpack in wilderness areas anymore if at all possible.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ridden off, then limped off, the CT
August 13, 9:27pm

Moose in Colorado
Seems like Moose are really getting firmly established in Colorado. I have seen them in RMNP and in the San Juans near Creede this summer. Nice trip! Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » James Peak Wilderness, CO Tour
August 12, 10:42pm

Method for attaching umbrella to Pack
Edit. Removed for duplication.

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 9:53pm

Montbell Permafrost
I finally pulled the trigger on the MB Permafrost recently. I have been studying this type of jacket for a while and for my pursuits, winter mountaineering as well as snowshoe trips, MB was my cho...

In GEAR » 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
August 04, 9:23am

4 Pass conditions
Here is the latest update on 4 Pass Loop conditions

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a 3 day trip in Colorado?
July 17, 8:54pm

Re: GoLite Shangri-La 2 Tarp
Not really sure why they called it a big score. $149 is the regular price and probably free shipping is common when you spend > $100.

In Gear Deals » GoLite Shangri-La 2 Tarp
July 17, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Got a tarp - Need a bivy
My personal experience is that bivys are not good in summer bug season. I prefer and now use the Yama bug shelter 1.0 under my Spinntwinn. There are plenty of similar on the market like the MLD b...

In GEAR » Got a tarp - Need a bivy
July 17, 2:18am

Re: Re:
Given your statement about never having been above 8k ft I definitely would suggest starting off the trip with something easier to gauge your personal reaction to being above 13k ft. Even if you a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trip Planning - Which Peaks?
July 16, 8:59am

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