Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

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.
StateNew York

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by James Marco

Showing 121 - 130 of 2042 | Page: 1 ...4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ...205


Forum » Thread

Re: Re: Re: Re: Flawed logic.
Hey Jerry, try it. The same flame as you use all summer will simply warm the water up at 0F. The warmer it gets, the more it radiates heat...there's about a hundred degrees difference in outsid...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 29, 9:42pm

Re: Coating silnylon floor
Yeah, I have done both sides and one side on my tents. Usually the floors but also a few tarps, hence only one side. Thinning seems to be the key. It needs to be a good grade of thinner or miner...

In Make Your Own Gear » Coating silnylon floor
January 29, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Flawed logic.
Jerry a few comments: 1) Heating and cooling always happen. It is the difference between the two that counts. 2) Heat transfers geometrically, ie more heat is transferred closest to the flame. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 28, 6:03am

Re: casting
Yes. Typical "western" fly fishing is done at that distance. Remember the trout will typically follow a fly for a foot or two before the strike. You want a couple feet, depending on the c...

In Fishing » Distance fly casting
January 26, 7:25am

Re: warning to you myog newbies
Yes. I cannot sew a stitch. Really, I can't. But honey, you know I can't sew...and a few hundred other excuses. I have made 7-8 tarps, done about a hundred or two repairs on my packs, fix m...

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 15, 8:32am

Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
Most of the cerial grains (wheat, oats, rice, etc.) make good breakfast foods. The only difference between them, besides flavor, is cooking time. Taking a handfull of rolled oats and putting them i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 6:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Renewable down standard
I had a pair of tamed Canada geese that would allow me to pull down from them in spring, when they no longer needed it. They didn't mind in the least. I used to think of it like washing dead sk...

In On the Web » Renewable down standard
October 21, 4:58am

Re: Re: Perceived Warmth Experiment
As far as blended cotton goods, they seem to suffer almost as badly as full cotton. Blending does not reduce the hydrophylic nature of the cotton fibers. It will still absorb lots of water into it&...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 15, 6:03am

Re: Perceived Warmth Experiment
Cotton is a great insulator. And it will absorb a lot of water directly into it's molecular structure. It is my choice for a bandana, for example. As a dish towel or even a bathing towel it is ...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 14, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Side (Pack) Pockets
Side Pockets are pretty much indespensible. Water in one side and stove/fuel in the other. The front pocket is pretty much food, rain gear, maps, steripen, and folded platy bottle.

In GEAR » Side (Pack) Pockets
October 05, 5:01am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

Showing 1 - 5 of 5 | Page: 1



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