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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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CityIthaca
StateNew York
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Replacing my gears
"1- since these type of shelters are floorless, how can I prevent, in case of rain or snow, my sleeping gears from getting wet?. I saw people mention bivy bags, and stuff like that. Are these ...

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
October 01, 6:21am

Re: Capacity
I agree. There are several water sources that could easily override the electrostatic component. Tannic impregnated water will often tend to leach minerals from the stream bed, eventually becoming ...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 1:18pm

Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
Yes, the SVEA 123r is a nice little stove and is especially usefull at higher altitudes. It works fine for solo or two person excursions. Dependible, rugged, and efficient. As efficient as any WG o...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 29, 6:52am

Broken Link
The link to JepPaks is broken. Needs a second slash in the specifier.

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 5:47am

Trout question from a noobie
The skin may or may not come off. It depends on how much fat on the fish; they store it in the skin, mostly. For smaller 7-10" fish, I remove the head and tail, not enough meat to worry ab...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 17, 5:17am

Shoulder Injury
Well, I would try loading her up with no more than ten pounds of clothing/bedding and carry everything yourself. A hipbelt will take most of the ten pounds on her waist. I do this as a routine ...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 16, 6:48am

Re: How to kill a trout
For small trout (<15") I simply snap the head back, twist and remove it. Then I gut him out with my knife. Since I am usually interested in finding out what they have been eating, I will of...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 12, 6:30pm

Re: GG Gorilla
"I was curious what your thoughts were on the new padded shoulder and hipbelt straps?" In short, MUCH IMPROVED. That said, there are still some problems with torso strap and females. ...

In GEAR » And . . . the updated GG Gorilla
September 12, 7:39am

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
Thanks, Roger. The little stove is great! I do not believe you will need the canister stand. Many of the cans have junk in them. By simply setting them on the main valve, they tilt slightly form...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 6:50am

Re: 2014 Gorilla
Nick, read the review in the OP. Will does a good job reviewing these things. The new Robic material is a bit more durable than the older silnylon. At first, it seems to be very light and it is...

In GEAR » And . . . the updated GG Gorilla
September 09, 5:55pm

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