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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: Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
From the gov'ment: http://books.google.com/books?id=tDwrAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=permethrin+dye&source=bl&ots=oQLajojpD2&sig=Vr5jYV0Krq58_h6O2k_ZcJ1zYR4&hl=en&a...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 15, 5:17am

Re: Lacing techniques
Hundreds of different lacings for shoes. Yes, they can modify fit/function and zones of shoes and boots. Here are a sample: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 4:49am

Re: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
Thanks, Richard!

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 15, 3:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wrong fin design
"This being backpacking light, you can't afford to have two layers of metal, it'll be too heavy." Jerry, you bring a cone/heat shield don't you? This IS a second layer of met...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 15, 3:41am

Re: Re: Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
Fuel use with WG depends on the stove and burner you are using. Perhaps more so than alcohol. Alcohol (methanol and ethanol) are easy to burn since they are generally partialy combusted anyway. Typ...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 7:02am

Re: Re: Wrong fin design
Roger and jerry seem to have it right. The mechanical connection for the fin sheet is likely the loss. These are often welded on, insuring good heat transfer. Looking at your set-up, only the very ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 3:34am

Colors that repel insects?
Yeah, as a general rule, lighter colors seem to be less attractive. Dark and deeply dyed colors are more attractive. Repell doesn't work.

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 11, 4:03am

Re: Re: Re: Lures/ bait for trout
"One thing I like to do is bring a casting bubble and flies so that I can fly fish with my spin rod. It gives you more options and is easier to cast especially if the lake is surrounded by a l...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 09, 6:05pm

Re: thanks for the replies
"I will be using it for around camp and possibly emergency situations where we don't make it to camp in time." Yeah, thats about all I ever use it for. Occasional night hiking when I...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 09, 5:07am

A saw is a lot easier to cut biger stuff. On the trails, it also helps a lot with blow downs. I usually have a Sven saw with me. I used the littler one, but that was too small to get any real work ...

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 09, 4:58am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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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