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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
Nylon dyes pretty well. But the dye color is not usually correct. For example, using RIT black dyes will yield a dark purple. Mixing with some sort of mildly acidic stuff, like a tablespoon or two ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
May 05, 5:25am

Re: Re: Someone's obsession with fiber....
Hi Sarah. I never heard of buckwheat noodles. How do you cook these? Typically, I am an omnivore. But like the various "rustic" or strong flavored foods. Browned mashed potato & c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » rice noodles
May 05, 4:53am

Re: IN your Head!
Yeah, once you get beyond the openings, it gets too hard to think AND remember where the pieces were, ha ha...

In GEAR » Chess in the Backcountry
May 04, 12:03pm

Re: Chess in the Backcountry
Paper Chess, an 8x8 grid drawn on a piece of paper. XO for pawns (white/black,) Capital letters for white, lower case for black. Only a journal and writing tool (and eraser) are needed. We used to ...

In GEAR » Chess in the Backcountry
May 04, 11:18am

Re: Re: Re: Eider backpacking gear
Sorry, Edward. Most is sourced from China with the next most common source being Europe. If a quantity is bad enough, some people won't buy it. Others will spend only top dollar for top quality...

In GEAR » Revelation vs Revelation Pro
May 04, 5:38am

Re: Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
The front and the rear poles look a bit too high. Drop the rear about 3" or around there. Drop the front about 2" or so. The guy-outs don't appear to be correct for a taught pitch...

In Make Your Own Gear » Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
May 02, 5:39pm

Re: Cooking System Question
I would recommend alcohol for a couple weeks along the AT with Dehydrated meals/rice. Macaroni/spaghetti doesn't do so well, since it requires about 10 minutes of boiling at hot (salted water) ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking System Question
May 02, 6:32am

Re: Re: gaiters
While I use Chocorua mostly (Timberland mid hiking boot,) I also use Salomon. The Salomon were terrible with picking up dirt, sticks, pine needles and stones. Definitely use whatever gaiters. The w...

In GEAR » from boots to trail runners: will I get stuff in my shoes?
May 01, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Re: My 11 lb gear list for $207 total
Congrats! Lightweight for sure. I usually go about 10-11 pounds. But this is for a 32F set of gear that will handle a weeks worth of wet weather. Total weight is about 20-23pounds depending (somet...

In Gear Lists » My 11 lb gear list for $207 total
May 01, 10:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Trekking poles up hill adjustment
Owen, I see lots of places where a staff would be handy, up and down. The "stairs" in the second pic are really not bad, just kind'of tough on knees when carrying a 20# pack. To ea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 30, 6:06pm

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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Steripen Adventurer Opti
They finally revamped the old Adventurer with the Opti. 1) Improved battery life - The old unit went through batteries at about 25-30L per set. This was primarily because of leaving the batteries ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 16, 5:29am

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