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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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Re: Thanks
I didn't know they also made it in aluminum. Anyway... The top, which doubles as a fry pan, is on backwards. But given I didn't know about the aluminum set, that may have been changed......

In GEAR » Titanium, Aluminium, & Stainless Steel over Coals
June 06, 1:17pm

Re: Re: "The Myth of Pressure Regulators"
Jerry, the SOTO does (my example.)

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 11:06am

Re: Yes
Sean, I have used aluminum pots for over 40 years. Sometimes over an open fire, but none have ever melted on me. You need a GOOD campfire and a low sitting pan for that to happen. Anyway, I boug...

In GEAR » Titanium, Aluminium, & Stainless Steel over Coals
June 06, 11:04am

"The Myth of Pressure Regulators"
Roger, Good Article! Yes, a needle falve is a simpler form of a presure regulater. Yes, some regulater stoves work at lower temps than others, given the same conditions... soo, it is not ALL hy...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 8:04am

Re: Thoughts
Well, don't push it. Push what is comfortable, not what can be dangerous. I am retired and been at it for well over 40 years. I know what works for me. You will need to find out what works for ...

In Gear Lists » First UL gear list. Sierra's June-September
June 05, 8:31pm

Re: Moonshine
Now you just need a couple 'shiners to agree to save it for you. Yes it IS illegel. So is speeding.... Make your own hooch? Hell, that would probably cost more'n buying a gallon of SLX f...

In GEAR » U.S. denatured etoh for stove use?
June 05, 10:41am

Re: Tutorial coming
Great news, Thanks, Roger!

In GEAR » My Steripen Adventure: Concerns and Vindication
June 05, 10:34am

Re: Sums it up
Yeah, I pretty much agree. In the ADK's, I typically take it out for about a week and payloads often get to 20-23lbs at the trail head. Looking at the Blast, it is heavier. Looking at the...

In GEAR » Been out of the game, need to replace my GG Murmur w/ something similar
June 05, 10:29am

Re: Excelent thread
Also, sells the Nightlite pads. These were adaptations of the older Mt Washington pads, I think. is a similar pad but a bit...

In GEAR » Why standard rolled foam pad is bad?
June 05, 7:28am

Re: Feedback
A lot of stuff I can recommend would cost dollars. You would need to revamp a sizable portion of your kit. Pack: 33oz? This is real heavy for the size. I would look at a smaller lighter pack at...

In Gear Lists » First UL gear list. Sierra's June-September
June 04, 5:36am

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