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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: gossamer gear zippered top pocket
Well, there are problems with removing the pocket, entirely. You can remove the zipper and the inside of the flap. Removing the outside will likely result in some durability issues. This isn't ...

In GEAR » gossamer gear zippered top pocket
August 12, 2:29pm

Re: Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
Well, there are a lot of things that could account for the cold spots. 1) Near EN limit for comfort. Comfort means a lot of different things to different people. That is a tough call. I sleep a bi...

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 7:01am

Re: Re: Thermodynamics with down
There are insulations and there are insulations. Down is far better than synthetics but it can be worse. When it is wet for example. You don't change the down, you simply remove the loft. S...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 11, 9:46am

Data ponts for Caldera Cone
Here is one set of data points that seems to indicate that the Caldera cone will do slightly better in a mild (<5-10mph) wind. I mounted the cone 1/2" higher (on some plywood shims, actuall...

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
August 01, 10:13pm

Re: adk river
You don't really need a raft for the Oswagatchie, 'cept the lower section. I did that with my daighter before she started dropping kids, 6-7 years ago. We used a larger UL canoe then, but I...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any NYC/Northeast packrafters out there?
August 01, 10:10am

Re: Additions
Lighter is always better. Smaller, more compact is usually lighter. Good job, Eric! You are on the right track.

In GEAR » Sub-pound Backpacks
August 01, 9:43am

Re: Re: Sub-pound Backpacks
Looks Good, I think you missed a few at Gossamer Gear. about 8oz

In GEAR » Sub-pound Backpacks
August 01, 8:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
I was not refering to Gossamer Gear packs except in passing. I am pretty dedicated to them for light weight packing, the lightest I used to be able to find at 6.5oz for 3000+ci. No the pack I w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
July 31, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
Mostly, just assuming. I have a couple 4000+ci packs, one that has a "U" frame that mounts the hip belt. This is a monster load carrier. I used to be the family mule for the wife and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
July 31, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
The overall frame is upside down. The "T" section belongs on the bottom where you can create a solid mount between the hip belt, frame and user...say by using a few loops. The shoulder ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
July 31, 1:04pm

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