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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. No longer a GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: filters
" If you use a camelpak bladder, do you use a litter water bottle to "zap" then poor into the bladder?" No. The platty is always dirty. I hiked with a couple that had a Pla...

In GEAR » water filter
August 27, 6:38am

Re: water filter
Steripen chewing through batteries? Well, not really. Depends on what you use. The Classic uses four AA batteries. It lasts through a long trip easily (say 300-400mi) with new batteries. The...

In GEAR » water filter
August 27, 4:38am

Re: Re: Rain Pants - are they worth it?
I think many have misinterpreted what I wrote. Yes, I do carry a rain jacket. When it is raining, I do wear it. But, it does not keep me dry. Pretty much the same for pants. But I quit carrying the...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 26, 5:32am

Re: Rain Pants - are they worth it?
Frankly, no. I have never met a pair that actually kept you dry. Unless you bundle up with rubber wading boots, they do not last for more than a half hour or so. Your feet get wet, your socks get w...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 25, 9:32am

Re: Re: Dietary and other sources of aluminium intake
Actually, there is aluminum in the ti alloys used for pots and utensils. There is aluminum in dust. There is aluminum in most everything you touch and breath.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » looking for titanium pot
August 20, 2:46pm

Re: Faces
Sweet. Hope to see more...

In Editor's Roundtable » Faces
August 14, 5:33am

Re: Re: Re: Sierra hang
I don't hike out west. Mostly the east...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
I have been hanging food for over 40 years. I never had a problem with a single hang. (At least so far...) A minimum of 4' out and 15' up and 3-4' hanging down. I use a small di...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 5:17am

Re: Re: Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
Yeah, as Justin and Roger were saying, wool socks are best for wet conditions. I spent over 6 weeks doing the Northern Forest Canoe Trail lining the canoe through some tough water. In two places I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 07, 5:55am

Re: Thank you!
Thanks guys! Good info to have the next time I need a tarp.

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 07, 4:49am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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Steripen Adventurer Opti
They finally revamped the old Adventurer with the Opti. 1) Improved battery life - The old unit went through batteries at about 25-30L per set. This was primarily because of leaving the batteries ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 16, 5:29am

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