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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: Simple canister stoves in borderline temps
It sort'of depends If it is well below freezing, you have to: 1) keep the canister warm (as you know how to do) 2) Prevent heat from escaping 3) Add heat as you cook Jerry and Roger use ...

In GEAR » Simple canister stoves in borderline temps
May 08, 6:02am

Re: No arrow shafts in the Arc
Could be. I don't have one. If the mesh doesn't carry any load, why does Joe use it? He would not add something that does not help support the pack somehoh. I would guess that it actually w...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: "The Plan"
I think I would add a couple mini-muddlers. Also some mini-split shot for some really swift water where you want to get down. A few bare hooks, likely size 10 and size 12 will let you add any live ...

In Fishing » Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
May 07, 2:35pm

Re: Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
Thanks, Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 07, 11:09am

Re: No good cabon packs?
No, I just got a Gorilla to use this year...maybe next year. Anyway, the overall frame is still a couple arrow shafts with some mesh as padding. This will waste space and the pack itself is not...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 9:03am

The SOL Escape Bivvy
Thanks, Richard! I don't thnk it would hold up too well in the ADK's, the rest of the North east and north west. But it looks pretty good for dryer areas as a shelter/bivy. In cold temps...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
May 07, 8:29am

Re: Re: Love it
I used a NightLite pad, cut down and taped with interlocking bumps, for about 5 years. It works OK. As I got a bit older, I got a NeoAir and never looked back. WAY more comfortable...as comfortabl...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
May 07, 4:02am

Re: Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
The biggest problem with CF frames is not the manufacture, it is the flexability both in use and in application. If it is a stiff frame, you might simply reproduce this with a simple piece of 1/4&q...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 06, 6:29am

Re: Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
I used tyvek back when there wasn't a BPL. About 30 years ago I worked as a master carpenter/cabinet maker and would pick up scraps around the job. I just wraped the cornes around a small stone...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 05, 5:19am

how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
I used to do 30 pounds all the time. I still do at the start of a 3 week trip. And, I use a much smaller pack. I often carry a GG Miniposa, though it is only rated at 25 pounds. The load ratings of...

In GEAR » how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
May 05, 4:17am

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