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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. No longer a GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
At just over 4 pounds, I am impressed. Good job, Pierre!

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
May 16, 2:50am

Re: awesome
Nice tent! Details please...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG tranverse tunnel tent
May 16, 2:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt? Jerry...
"I've never really had a problem with my shoulder straps sliding outward requiring sternum strap" There is more to it than simple load stabilization. Up high you can actually put som...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 15, 7:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
Yup, A good belly laugh, without a hip belt holding it in. No that would be a bit too high. Right at the base of the clavicle should be fairly comfortable. Unless you are really doing deep breat...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 14, 5:47pm

Re: Returned my ohm
Too bad it didn't fit. I am a trail ambassador for GG, so I didn't want to be pushing the GG packs here, but I don't think you could have made a better choice. In testing, the Goril...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 14, 5:19pm

Re: Repairing Seam Tape on a Rain Jacket
Well, I had found that my old rain jacket had tape that loosened after several days in heavy rain. When I got back I sat in front of the TV and stripped ALL the tape off. Then I coated the whole ja...

In GEAR » Repairing Seam Tape on a Rain Jacket
May 14, 11:16am

Re: Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
Jerry, you made a funny! Hip belt over clavicles, try the sternum strap.

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 7:38pm

Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
Even out for out with a 10 pound load I use a hip belt. It keeps the pack from swaying on a climb. I use the sternum strap, too. It locks in the shoulder harness. Jerry, did you ever try it hig...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 11:34am

Re: What we can all learn from each other: A cross-disciplinary approach to backpacking skills
I agree, there is a lot we can learn from any discipline in the woods. Carpentry, engineering skills will let you easily build a small shelter. Or make a quick repair in an emergency by pinning stu...

In Editor's Roundtable » What we can all learn from each other: A cross-disciplinary approach to backpacking skills
May 13, 11:28am

Re: YEP!
"Oh, yes, lots of college grads who need employment." Ha, hey...maybe we should just make them in the USofA. LOTS of grads flipping burgers.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
May 13, 5:07am

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