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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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Typing Email addresses on the Forum
What is the obsession/reason for typing email addresses with spaces? Why this : randalmartin @ hotmail dot com Instead of this:

In Philosophy & Technique » Typing Email addresses on the Forum
April 12, 9:04am

Re: Re: GG SpinnTwinn Wind Deflection
For the rear pole I am using the GG SpinnTwinn pole set which is a 32" height on the rear. I also sent an email to GG support just to get their input. I will post the response on this thread...

In GEAR » GG SpinnTwinn Wind Deflection
April 12, 8:33am

GG SpinnTwinn Wind Deflection
Question for SpinnTwinn users. I had my SpinnTwinn in the Backyard this past weekend to test in some light wind (< 20 mph). I noticed that even when I had a pretty tight pitch that the ridgeli...

In GEAR » GG SpinnTwinn Wind Deflection
April 11, 4:18pm

Re: For what it's worth I wouldn't do it...
Nor would I. I think babies are not going to sleep well if there face is cold. Of course I wouldn't want to risk smothering them by covering the face either. I just don't like the idea f...

In GEAR » Camping with infants below freezing?
April 09, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Safest Fuel for Alcohol Stove??
I recently was testing my new Backcountry Boiler II with the Kleenstrip SLX alcohol. I noticed I had a headache the rest of the day. I am sure that was mostly due to my being too close while it w...

In GEAR » Safest Fuel for Alcohol Stove??
April 06, 10:15am

Re: Tarp size for 1.5
Another example of a great 1.5 Tarp is the Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn or SilTwinn. They have a Cat cut and therefore are primarily used in an A Frame pitch.

In GEAR » Tarp size for 1.5
April 06, 9:36am

Necessity is the mother of invention
One of the most important drivers for any radical improvement in technology is money. When gas prices hit $4/gallon in 2007/2008 it sparked a mini-boom in vehicle efficiency. Now you see countles...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
April 05, 3:03pm

Re: Hooded Jackets
I think hooded makes a lot of sense for outer insulation if you expect very windy conditions. I don't have hoods on my milder insulation like Down Sweater or Nano Puff because I generally use ...

In GEAR » Hooded insulation cons/pros?
April 04, 6:15pm

Re: State of Texas water plan acknowledges climate change
"Interesting that all the Republican candidates for president, and almost all Republican politicians refuse to acknowledge that the climate is changing." I think what you will find is ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
April 04, 6:01pm

Re: Golite Jam modifications
Aaron, I had a mesh pocket made for my Jam and am seriously considering cutting off the existing zippered pocket. I put up a post on a similar thread below with pictures. http://www.backpac...

In GEAR » Golite Jam modifications
April 04, 4:15pm

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