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James Marco (jamesdmarco) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Finger Lakes
About Me Backpacker, hiker, cannoer, fisherman, since 1960 or so, now retired. I enjoy being outdoors and vary my gear to match what I am doing, where I am going, and who I am going with. I mostly head into the Adirondacks.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Bleach for water treatment question
Bleach can be used provided you know the concentration. Note that it looses concentration with time.

In GEAR » Bleach for water treatment question
March 02, 1:34pm

Re: thanks
????HEET is methanol. It makes an excellent outdoors fuel. It burns faster than ethanol and a bit hotter. Methyl hydrate is another name for methanol. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, woo...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
March 02, 1:22pm

Re: Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
2-Propanol is ISO-propanol. As Roger said, it can and does produce all sorts of toxic byproducts when quenched. Switch to methanol (yellow HEET), SLX, or 190 proof EverClear for camping. Soot o...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
March 02, 3:51am

Re: Re: what about heat exchangers?
Generally, the side mounted HE's do not work all that well. Most of the heat is concentrated at the bottom. It flattens out along the bottom then rises. This means that the heat density of the ...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
March 02, 3:35am

Re: what about heat exchangers?
To begin with, ti is not a good conductor of heat. It does not make good heat exchanger units. So, you are pretty much tied to aluminum. Attaching aluminum to ti is problematical. Even with low out...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
March 01, 10:00am

Re: OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
Actually, it is fine to leave down compressed for long periods. How long is long? Well, I believe indefinite for sealed and dry packages. I typically compress my down bag a lot, fitting in a se...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 26, 2:48pm

Re: Re: could this vapour mesh actually do something ?
Larry, Yes....but, I believe you are assuming a static condition. When you are actively drawing off fuel, it will also cool the canister. The temperature is not static assuming faster evaporation. ...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
February 25, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Skilled user?
Ha, ha....Yup. Roger's correct. I usually buy good gear, ie, stuff that will last a while. I ended up with a couple or three outfits after giving away half of it. I gave up keeping up with the ...

In GEAR » Denier on SD tents
February 23, 5:10am

Cordura is very durable. I have an old tarp made of it around here. I used it as my though primary shelter and (with the family) as a tarp as a tarp over the picnic table for car camping for many y...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new tarp from GG
February 20, 5:28am

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
A really good job! Are you posting a pattern?

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 19, 4:24am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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Optimus/Primus? Svea 123R
The SVEA 123r is my standard stove for camping. I have spent about 40 years trying to replace the little beast. No such luck. I have found several different stoves that work well for 2-3 days (alcohol...

In Stoves - White Gas
April 19, 3:40am

Klymit Inertia X Frame
I picked up a Xframe (full size) a couple weeks ago. I took it out for 5 nights last weekend with my daughter, Brenda. I had a good trip but was unimpressed by the pad. I tried various techniques with...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 07, 5:16am

gossamer murmur
I have used the old GG G5 pack for well beyond a servicable lifetime. Patching, reinforcing, and finaly died and I replaced it with a 2012 Murmur, one of the first off the production l...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 25, 6:06pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Great little piece of gear. Light, easy to use, miserly on fuel. Keeps the heat in on the pot and does a great job of boiling water. I will complain that it does not let enough heat out sometimes......

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 07, 3:50am

Thermarest Neo-Air
The NeoAir is a good pad, with a fantisticcall price. I have a medium which just fits me at 5'9". I usually inflate this fully while setting up camp, giving it a couple of breaths before slee...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 07, 3:22am