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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: Re: Re: Do I really need a pack liner?
Sea to summit eVent bags in small or medium, depending. I also have a couple GG sil ones that leak. They do not work very well because they hold air, then any compression blows them out. They weig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 22, 2:17pm

Re: Do I really need a pack liner?
Pack liners work well for a couple nights out, maybe three or four. But I find that they are prone to getting holes, even the tough compactor bags. I switched to a compression/dry bag for my sle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 22, 4:02am

Re: Another Look at Tent Design
Eric, Basically I think most of the bases are covered with the current crop of tent designs. The current crop of Tube tents makes really good 4 season shelters. From Exped, Nemo, Hilleberg, and...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 21, 2:36pm

ADK Ice Out this week...
There is still some slush/ice on some lakes. Most of the water is now open. Good Luck!

In Other Activities » ADK Ice Out this week...
April 21, 4:57am

Re: Hygiene
Well, as far as scientiffically designed studies, I have only seen a few, but they do not count. They were done in hospital's on disease communication/vectors. Most diseases are studied that wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 20, 5:53am

Re: Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=63223&startat=80 Read through these articles and comments. DK is a microbiologist. I studi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 1:04pm

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack
Dan, From the looks of your gear, you have been out several times. No one ever *needs* to go UL. Do you want to? If you are serious about getting your base load down to 10 pounds or less, this...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 18, 6:22am

I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Dave T. is correct. You don't need to boil it. I usually figure anything in the US of A can be treated with a boil. This will not remove other things, though. Chemicals, minerals, toxins can st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 5:14am

Tent comparison
Good article, once I got by the title. (That was a bit of sensationalism, I guess.) Anyway, I see this as pointing up the problems between "pigeon holed" categorizations we are saddled...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Re: The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
Yeah, 1 out of 30 is pretty low, only about 3% failure rate. I belive one was my fault for not checking before packing up. I believe this may have been prevented. Another there was no hope for. It ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
April 16, 9:42am

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 repatching...it 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