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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: Summer Quilt
Not sure if there is a price difference but I would go with the first one. That additional 10 degrees will likely extend that bag firmly into three season ability assuming you wear some insulation...

In GEAR » Summer Quilt
June 08, 6:22pm

Re: prefilter
So for those that use the dudadiesel filter. What size do you use and how much do they weigh? Looking on their website it looks like the #3 size is the smallest they offer. Also when you use the...

In GEAR » Steripen Prefilter Question
June 08, 4:49pm

Katabatic Quilts
I recently bought the Katabatic Chisos which is the 40 degree rated quilt. I was plenty warm without any extra worn insulation down into the 40s and that was without cinching anything tightly but ...

In GEAR » Katabatic Alsek quilt w/pictures
June 08, 7:59am

Mosquitoes are definitely active
Mosquitoes are definitely active. The were a few buzzing around the netting of my Bivy last night. But really I didn't have much of any issue with them since I always had a long sleeve shirt ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Goose Creek TH Loop Map
June 05, 9:17pm

Just get it
Sometimes the problem with online reviews is you get a distorted picture of an item because you often get the handful of users that had an issue post something but you don't get all of the peop...

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
June 05, 9:11pm

Lake Park is snow free
I just got back from doing the full 24 mile loop, Hankins Pass to Lake Park to Brookside McCurdy to Refrigerator Gulch to Goose Creek. Lake Park only has a few very minor spots of snow on the trai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Goose Creek TH Loop Map
June 05, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Windshell + rain jacket or just rain jacket?
I think a lot of this is very dependent on the climate you are hiking in. Windshirts are very appropriate in the Alpine and dryer climates like the Intermountain West where I live. Rain Jackets w...

In GEAR » Windshell + rain jacket or just rain jacket?
June 02, 10:11pm

SOLD Marmot Atom
Item is Sold

In Gear Swap » Marmot Atom Regular LZ $160 shipped
June 02, 9:05pm

Marmot Atom 40 degree Bag Price Reduction
$140 shipped

In Gear Swap » Marmot Atom Regular LZ $160 shipped
June 02, 6:41pm

Re: PET? PETE?
So Johnny, what do you use to store your water?

In Make Your Own Gear » Treatment Bottle for a Steripen
June 02, 2:37am

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