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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: The Next Great Gear Invention
I support new companies with new ideas. However, none of the Nube stuff is new. I am rather surprised that anyone would try to get a patent on that stuff. There is nothing I consider a significant ...

In GEAR » The Next Great Gear Invention
February 02, 6:20am

Re: Re: Re: time for an update?
Too bad, this reminds me of the old quote "Quantity has a quality of it's own." I believe this was atributed to Joseph Stalin.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 01, 2:41pm

Cat tarp or flat?
Cat tarps are designed to cover one or two campers. A few provide you with real living area when it rains. Some have skirts, some have floors, some have both. Like a tent, they are usually limited ...

In GEAR » Cat tarp or flat?
February 01, 5:08am

Re: Why is having to blow up an air pad always treated like such a big deal?
Ha, ha. Mostly, because the hot air is escaping all the time. It *is* a PITA on longer trips. I use an old (origonal) NeoAir medium. Blowing it up every night, then emptying it out every morn ar...

In GEAR » Sleeping pads
January 29, 4:52am

Re: Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
Yeah, pretty much agree with varible conditions, variable shelter requirements. But, don't forget the focus of this forum. This bacpackingLIGHT. Lightweight gear and it's uses are alway...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 27, 6:10am

Re: Re: Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
Yeah, I agree with Jerry. There will be little difference between a regular lid and one with even 8-9 1/16" holes in it. Vapor preasure is increased in either case pretty substantually due to ...

In GEAR » Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
January 26, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Other Fuels
I think the tempertures needed could be reached with simply looping a piece of stainless tubing over the flame. Then we need to supply a dufferent jet, since the raw WG vapour wiold differ in densi...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
January 25, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
Yeah, the Ridgerest works well. The Luna or NightLite pads have bumps which can be "trained" to nest with a shears. An electric knife works a bit better. I cut it down into 10-10.5" ...

In GEAR » Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
January 24, 9:10am

Re: Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
Yeah, I do this as a regular course. Feathered Friends has the Luna pad which is a longer version of the NightLite. The Gorilla has the same pad keeper as the others. It is about a third large...

In GEAR » Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
January 23, 5:06am

Re: New Here, and Returning Backpacker
Be prepared for some sticker shock. The price of lightweight gear has really gone up a lot. The good news is anyone can go UL (<10 pounds) not including food and water "off the shelf."...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Here, and Returning Backpacker
January 22, 8:24pm

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