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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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Re: wide mouth plastic bottle options
Nalgene has collapsable 32oz (approx 1 liter) wide mouth options that weigh 2oz

In GEAR » wide mouth plastic bottle options
April 17, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Mid 40's Sleep System
+1 on the 40 degree quilt option with very little clothing. I would only have a light weight base layer and something like a down vest for mornings and evenings in camp.

In GEAR » Mid 40's Sleep System
April 17, 5:50pm

Re: Proper Groundsheet use

In GEAR » Proper Groundsheet use
April 17, 5:37pm

Proper Groundsheet use
For those of you that use a groundsheet under your Tarp and/or Bivy. Where exactly do you place it? Is it fully under your Bivy with excess coming out on either side? My concern is the thought o...

In GEAR » Proper Groundsheet use
April 17, 10:23am

Add ground Flax
A tablespoon of sprouted ground flax adds 85 calories and is highly nutritious.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calories in freeze dried, cal bumping ideas
April 15, 1:22pm

Common Sense
As mentioned earlier, I think this is a common sense policy to not have to deal with the security of handling cash, nuisance of depositing it etc.. Having said that, my local diner only accepts ca...

In GEAR » GoLite stores don't!?!
April 14, 12:39pm

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

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