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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.
StateNew York

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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: no issues here
Yeah, same here. No problems ever (not counting scorching...another story.) Still using the first one with no whistle. Paid way more than they sell for now.

In GEAR » Petzl e+Lite issues, goes beyond off
March 23, 1:09pm

Re: thanks
Breathable shells will all leak after some time in the rain. The time will vary between 1-4 hours. I use a cheap, fully waterproof jacket that does not leak. It weighs about 6oz, but it doesn't...

In GEAR » gtx paclite vs gtx pro waterproof duration
March 21, 8:52pm

Re: Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
Generally they do the same thing. It is only a matter of how much weight they can support. With a web belt, I can do a 20-25 pound pack. With a padded belt I can do a 25-35 pound pack, both comfort...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 21, 8:45pm

Re: Assistance getting into fly fishing
Mostly, I would say stick with your standard western rig until you are ready to shed weight and sacrifice versatility. Tenkara fishing is primarily for smaller rivers & streams, *or*, aroun...

In Fishing » Assistance getting into fly fishing
March 21, 5:18am

Splitting Loads
I guess it depends on how far and when. I typically carry about 18 pounds for a week long solo hike. In the past, when my wife wanted to go she would add anything she needed or thought she wanted. ...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 20, 4:13am

Re: Re: re: Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
"as far as R value, probably not a ton of difference; the rule of thumb for ccf pads I always heard was 0.75 for every 1/8" " Well, I don't know but i believe this is rather h...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
March 15, 8:15pm

Re: nice chemistry trick; probably not to everyone's taste...
OK. So you are saying it is roughly 1/3 alcohol, 2/3 *another chemical probably cyclodextrin by weight. Everclear is roughly 92% alcohol by weight. Regular whiskey is roughly 80 proof alcohol...

In On the Web » Palcohol approved by TTB
March 13, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
"Does the heavier pad mean it has a higher R-value?" I don't really know about that. I would guess that higher density means greater heat loss and lower R values. But, because it is ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
March 12, 7:54pm

Re: Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
Well, R values for 1/8" foam is about .3 or .4 or so. Yes, they did indeed change the materials or supplier. The old corrugated 70-72"" NightLights I got in 2006, 2007, 2008 were...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
March 12, 6:00pm

Re: Egg crate R values?
A lot of the R value depends on where you measure it, ie, 1/4" or 3/4". Average was advertised by Gossamer Gear (before they dropped the full length NightLights) at R2.7.

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
March 12, 5:23pm

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 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