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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: AAaarrggghhh!
I did the same. My base weight is 9 pounds. My 5 day total is about 16 pounds.

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 27, 3:06pm

Any diabetics here?
Yes. I amType 1. I have been for about 15 years. It has been a bit difficult with all the monitoring, but I keep it to an A1C of about 5.8-6.2 (high, normal range.) When I am out hiking, I cut ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any diabetics here?
June 27, 3:04pm

Re: Re: that much space around the pot?
Actually, the pot distance for stoves will vary a bit depending on how high a setting you have. 1/4" is fine with a low setting, and, about a half inch for higher settings (maybe a bit more.) ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG canister stove Ti foil windscreen
June 26, 1:05am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Packing
Yeah, Sea to Summit for your sleeping bag * any long johns used for sleeping. The eVent works pretty well. Silnylon can leak if things get really wet. They will bleed.

In GEAR » Hints on how to pack a PCT lack tightly?
June 25, 8:58pm

Re: Re: Weight distribution in a pack
Heavy stuff should be loaded in the center, tight to your back. Higher is for midweight items. Lower is for midweight items. Gatoraid bottles work well for water. I have 4 more old style ones, 2...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 6:25pm

Re: Re: Re: MYOG Kayak Question
Tim, Well, I am leaving this morning for the NPT. I will try to remember to get some, I keep loosing the ones I have...(not really, they never seem appropriate, most are scenery shot from inside th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 16, 3:07am

Re: That's it
Depending on what shoe you use, a half or full size larger is normal. With Solomons, I got blisters on my instep. Not good. Just too narrow for hiking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 4:02pm

Re: MYOG Kayak Question
I build mostly cedar strip boats. That said, I went through the same basic process as you with the learning. I was a novice and still am in many ways. Learning to paddle anything more than quiet wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 15, 3:58pm

Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
I use a SteriPen Opti. It works pretty well for the past two years. As backup, I have a couple small dropper bottles of AquaMira...enough for 100%usage for 7 days. I Often use this at night when I ...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 13, 6:22pm

Re: Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
Three days is sort-of a long time. If it was dry then it probably needs some heat. Down responds well to fairly high heats. The *shell* and zipper are the limiting factors for heat so be carefull y...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
June 05, 11:59am

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