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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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CityIthaca
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
Atually, testing down fill is fairly easy. Weigh out as accuratly as possible a 1ounce sample. Shake it up and see where it settles. There are certain set sized diameter tubes that are used, I thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 27, 5:09am

Re: Line locks
I just use heavy duty hair ties. Longer, and it is too stretchy, letting the tarp flap. I pull them out till they just stop streching. Then set the tarp. There is enough give in the braided materia...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 6:35am

Re: Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
Neither Ti nor SS have really good reflectivity. Aluminum is about the best for most of us. Gold is somewhat better, but costs a lot more. As is mercury and or nickle (roughly the same as aluminum)...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 5:31am

Re: Good suggestons
Any good cook system means 2 things: 1) burning efficiently 2) transfering the heat to the water in the pot effectivly Alcohol will burn with nearly the same efficiency in most alcohol type st...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 24, 6:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
Assuming we will have some sort of problem, every trip out increases the odds that we WILL have a problem that trip. Here is an easy demonstration: Like Russian Roulette with a five shot pistol: ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 20, 4:23am

Re: Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
Hi Dan, Yeah, get a down bag, the same as what you have, only opposite zip. While there are a few people out there that find mummy bags a bit confining for couples, the wife and I have been going...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 20, 3:42am

Re: Re: Re: Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
Well, Sleeping with your food in bear country is a lot like playing Russian Roulette five times with a five shot pistol. It is not a matter of "if", more a matter of "when." You...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 11:12am

Re: Re: WM Innovation
I agree with Nick. I would not expect WM to immediatly jump into any fairly new market. They are slow to innovate. That was never their interest. Their focus was to produce high quality sleeping ba...

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
March 18, 6:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Classic External Frame Project
Well, I think at 3 pounds, save it and use it. 3# is about where any external pack should be and plenty rigid enough for 70-80 pounds (military packs being somewhat more specialized.) They never se...

In GEAR » Classic External Frame Project
March 16, 5:15am

Re: Cheap Down for DIY
Vince, I am not sure about your testing methode. Here is the standards: US 2000 norm: cylinder diameter: 241 mm conditioning: steaming +3 to 5 days in a screen box compression cylinder: non-mechan...

In Gear Deals » Cheap Down for DIY
March 15, 9:08am

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