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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
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: 7 Tests 7 boils 4 cups
Good duty!

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 19, 5:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Or... use no stuff sack at all!
I tried using pack liners, trash compactor bags, garbage bags, etc as Clelland has in his book. But they always got punctured, popped, split or something after 2-3 days. A good idea, I could just n...

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 18, 10:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Integrated Pot Support
Never really thought about the bread pan corners. A drop of superglue seemed to work for me. You mentioned this somewhere, too. Soot and smell with the Esbits is bad. Stay upwind and never cook und...

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 18, 9:51am

Re: Re: Integrated Pot Support
OK, try this for the stove: and this is the pattern: I used a doubled side for these, since, I was using the aluminum from an old can. If you use Ti or Stainless, it'll be a lot stron...

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 18, 5:41am

Re: Integrated Pot Support
Dan, ???? Let me see if I still have a couple in the gear room....that is not even close to what I was describing. Sorry, must've tossed them. Let me draw something up...

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 18, 4:45am

Re: Re: Weather and alky & ESBIT
Hot, quick and hard to handle. Sound familiar???

In GEAR » Need suggestions for lighter stove
April 17, 5:40pm

Re: Or... use no stuff sack at all!
All last summer, fall and winter I used no stuff sack for my quilts — a-la-Clelland! — and found absolutely no downside at all. No hiking in the rain? Or Canoeing/Pack rafting? Larger river/...

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 17, 5:14pm

Re: CC Sidewinder W/ ESBIT or alky
@ James M., Alky fuel & stove will outweigh a canister & stove after 3 days B/C the alky fuel volume needed is so much greater. The same is true with an alky /ESBIT comparison. Actully, I ...

In GEAR » Need suggestions for lighter stove
April 17, 1:59pm

Re: Granite Gear
Yeah, tried the Granite Gear ones. They leaked. I tried two. I generally use a small STS eVent Dry/Compression bag at about 4.5oz. This is heavy until you consider that it holds my bag, down ca...

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 17, 1:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Better or Worse Efficiency?
James, how would you make a cone with an incorporated BGET??? By not using it to support a pot. Use the modded BGET as the pot support.

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 17, 12:39pm

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