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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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Steripen Adventurer Opti
I am replacing with a Steripen Adventurer Opti. Just bought today at REI where they are on sale now for $64.99.

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter
May 20, 5:00pm

FS: MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter
$40 shipped. Has been used to treat approx 5 gallons of water. Works great, I am just wanting something a little more lightweight. Email: castlerock.climber@gmail.com

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter
May 20, 2:26pm

+1 on Exped Air Pillow
I like that it has a higher and lower side and that it has a brushed side and a smooth side. I am a side sleeper and it has plenty of height. Only down side of the air pillows is they can move ar...

In GEAR » Pillow woes
May 19, 7:53am

Cleanliness on the trail
Ok, I think it's a good point that those of us that have jobs and are not able to get out for lengthy trips may not have the right perspective on what is really necessary. In my case, it is ju...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cleanliness on the trail
May 18, 11:33am

Should have seen that coming
Yeah, stupid question of the day.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cleanliness on the trail
May 18, 10:30am

Do you use Treated water to wash body with?
This thread was really helpful but I do have one question it didn't seem to address. For those that wash your body/hair, do you bother treating that water?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cleanliness on the trail
May 18, 9:22am

Do you Treat Water if it's not consumed?
So for washing hair/body do you bother with water treatment or just use the water directly?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Treatment Question
May 18, 9:08am

Colorado Trail conditions in early July
I think you will find the southern route mostly trouble free from a snow perspective my early July. Any snow should largely be avoidable by that time. Not sure about bugs.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail conditions in early July
May 17, 4:02pm

I have a Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner
I have a Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner that I would be willing to part with. Been used one time. It weighs 4.2 ozs (weighed on my Postal scale). Retail is $50. Make your best offer.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Silk Bag Liner
May 16, 5:10pm

Found what I needed
Pretty good trip report here http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=8128&parmuser=Derek&cpgm=tripuser and it includes a link to download a GPX file toward the bottom of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Goose Creek TH Loop Map
May 15, 9:33pm

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