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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: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
Jerry, what you describe here is almost identical to my test stuff. My starting temp was different only because my water stays between 40F and 50F (4-10C) year round. Berhaps a better test would b...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
Thanks for the test, Jerry. Yes, the space blankets are one sided. I am guessing they fold it before it enters the vacuum chamber. I have an old one around that is bretty well beat. Much of the al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 03, 5:13pm

New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
Looks good, Tim. I might change the menu bar (to the right of the logo) down a line or two. It looks a little rough as it is. The options chart shold be a little more obvious, that is where t...

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 03, 1:47pm

REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
Will, I think you are correct with the reversal to the wind. The strongest section of any tent should be towards the wind. This will leave the weakest sections supported by the internal air pressur...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 03, 1:20pm

Re: 75% Alcohol Stove Efficiency?
Ground Breaking? Ha, ha, no. Your goal is to extract ALL the heat from a flame, slowing down the heat till it has a chance to transfer to the pot of water and minimizing heat losses. Here are...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 4:39am

Re: Weld Issue
All of the issues I have seen have revolved around the Sol-Ti version. The fins on the aluminum versions seem OK. To me that sounds like a fairly clear example of what Roger is taking about, ie...

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
April 01, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
We did a similar analysis on the old BackPackingLight Yahoo list about 12-13 years ago. I used an old Heinekin Keg/Can for the pot with a rolled aluminum center JB welded in. It turns out that this...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 01, 4:45am

Re: Re: LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
John, I think he was just asking if this was possible. As you say, some people do. This is my problem with strict weight definitions for packing. SUL only includes your base weight. If SUL plus...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 30, 6:11am

Re: Ask me in 50 years when my SVEA 123R needs something
"I'm really not into important gear that has breakable parts." Yes, absolutely. I recently (last fall) replaced the valve in my SVEA123r. While I was at it I changed the jet. Seems...

In GEAR » Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
March 29, 6:37am

Re: Re: How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
I don't know that there IS some standard number for applying to a down sample. 1) Static electricity 2) Humidity 3) Age of sample 4) Type of cleaning, (wether cleaned at all) 5) Bleaching...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 28, 5:40am

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