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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: I Like Using a Bivy
"Maybe we need to use a new term, "bivy" for the standard waterproof bivy that people seem to not like at BPL and use "UL bivy" for the ultralite, water resistant, highly b...

In GEAR » Why even use a bivy?
February 28, 8:22am

Starbucks VIA
If you are Backpacking I don't know how you have any other approach than Starbucks VIA. It has great flavor and ultralight. The only downside is the cost. Nescafe anyone? :)

In GEAR » K Cups
February 28, 8:13am

Re: Ursack
"Has it really been that mis-handled, though? When you look in detail, there are a pretty incredible number of reports of the Ursack being breached. I own one, but would never tie it at ground...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 28, 7:56am

Re: gear list
Sounds just like a lot of thin layers and not much insulation. Agree with Walter. You were simply under insulated while stopped and not moving. You should have a parka that you can put on over a...

In Philosophy & Technique » i was cold...
February 27, 12:55pm

Sold to David
Sold. Email came just before your post Andrew. Sorry about that

In Gear Swap » FS: Backcountry Boiler II
February 26, 1:10pm

FS: Backcountry Boiler II
Sale cancelled. Still available

In Gear Swap » FS: Backcountry Boiler II
February 26, 1:03pm

SOLD: FS: Backcountry Boiler II

In Gear Swap » FS: Backcountry Boiler II
February 26, 12:58pm

FS: Backcountry Boiler II
I bought two Supreme Boilers from Devin most recent batch. Selling the second. Never used. Includes the FireFelt Alcohol wick that was an optional purchase. $100 Shipped CONUS. Paypal: ran...

In Gear Swap » FS: Backcountry Boiler II
February 26, 12:23pm

Sirocco Love
Just to echo that the Sirocco is an awesome piece of gear. One of my favorite pieces. Hood and chin coverage when fully zipped are my nice features.

In Gear Deals » Eddie Bauer/First Ascent 30% OFF Coupon Code
February 25, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Poncho as ground sheet
The newer versions of the GoLite Poncho are 7oz The material is described there as 15 Denier Ripstop Nylon with Silicone/PU 1200mm Waterproof Fire Re...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Poncho as ground sheet
February 24, 4:39pm

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