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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: Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load
Look at the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Under 2 pounds for all except the X-Large. Capacity for a medium pack is 57l(~3500ci) but this does not include the extension collar. Fits a bear ball easily. Ca...

In GEAR » Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load
May 28, 10:46am

Re: sil vs cuben
I find that for an approximatly equivalent weight of sil and cuben (17oz vs 19oz,) the silnylon tarp for two packs about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of the Hexamid Solo Plus. Sorry, I do not have both shel...

In GEAR » packed size of silnylon versus cuben
May 27, 7:34pm

Re: Re. legality issues
Frankly, I don't care. The rangers are offices of the law, in NYS...same as the "Storm Troopers"...err...state troopers. They are also far more reasonable... Hiking, well that IS t...

In GEAR » Any reason to repack medications?
May 27, 1:58pm

Re: Re: Re: legality issues
Tell me, how would they know it was there without doing an illegal search? It doesn't even make sense from the git'go.

In GEAR » Any reason to repack medications?
May 27, 11:45am

Re: Re: How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
Well, I don't worry too much about cloths. I rinse my face and body every day with a wet bandana, then rinse it out again. On hot days, I rinse these out in a cool mountain stream. On occasion,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 9:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: legality issues
Most legal issues go back to personal freedoms. Whatever you decide is good for you is acceptable under law. That is, of course, you can *get* a supply of opiates, or other prescription drugs. Repa...

In GEAR » Any reason to repack medications?
May 27, 7:00am

Any reason to repack medications?
The only reason to repackage stuff would be when it can save weight. A large tube of something packaged into a 10 day supply would save a lot, for example. Benadryl I do not. I just leave them on t...

In GEAR » Any reason to repack medications?
May 26, 5:22am

Re: Here's where most of the nitty gritty details are
"I find it useful to remember that most people believe that others are like themselves - the dishonest always believe themselves surrounded by thieves, the unaccomplished by fraudsters and exa...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 5:46pm

Re: RE: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
If it were a one-off, I would not care. MOST of gear swap is one-offs. If it were for a piece of gear that was known to perform, wouldn't need sales hype and spam. If he HAD been s...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 10:21am

Re: Great question
Mike, I believe you have the wrong audience.

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 24, 8:34pm

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