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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: my matches wouldn't keep a flame
Yeah, given that they worked well when you got back, that is strange.

In GEAR » How Cold of Weather Can I Run My Gas Stove In?
December 01, 11:52am

Re: How do YOU pack your bear canister?
Good question. There will be MANY different answers. Most all will NOT involve putting your bag in the bear ball. This can be less than optimal in grizzy country... When I am required to use one...

In GEAR » How do YOU pack your bear canister?
December 01, 11:49am

Re: Re: Re: my matches wouldn't keep a flame
I have had this happen, but at lower elevations. The matches were probably a bit damp, even though they did not feel that way. Wood itself can absorb a bit of water and not look or feel damp. Even ...

In GEAR » How Cold of Weather Can I Run My Gas Stove In?
December 01, 6:05am

Nice pack!
The Murmor’s predecessor, the G5, had a lot of durability issues. I kept using it well beyond it’s anticipated one year life span by patching, and reinforcing the bottom, pouches and shoulder s...

In GEAR » Murmur 2012 get DXG treatment
December 01, 3:47am

Re: Cone and external inverted blowlamp idea (own thread)
A gas cone was discussed with trail designs. This was rejected. As I remember, Rand's major objection was the potential for Gas/air build up in the cone leading to popping and burning the hairs...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cone and external inverted blowlamp idea (own thread)
November 30, 5:52am

Re: re: "A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?"
> At, 1/3ounce? That is good efficiency for alcohol. This seems to be the best case for fuel efficiency. "That's very good efficiency. Assuming it's 95/5 ethanol/methanol, it com...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
November 29, 2:45pm

Re: re: stoves & things
"I'm reading this to mean that, like me, you prefer alcohol on the basis of weight, right? And to save your back, you use meths, and not gas? If not, then I'm confused..." Yes, q...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
November 29, 1:24pm

Re: Re: How Cold of Weather Can I Run My Gas Stove In?
Yeah, it really depends on the fuel. A few will run down to 20F, not to many, though. I think the SOTO and JetBoil Ti is the only ones I am familiar with. Anyway, having neither, I really cannot sa...

In GEAR » How Cold of Weather Can I Run My Gas Stove In?
November 29, 12:28pm

Re: Down compression
I think it was two years ago I did a study on compression. Compression ratios of 30:1, sometimes more up to 40:1, are possible by hand. This does not have any effect on a bags performance once it i...

In GEAR » 850 vrs. 900 fill down..
November 29, 10:41am

Re: re: re: re^n: stoves & things
Hi Kevin, You wrote: "If you use a larger canister, then, using Derek's approach, the mass of container you need to add to each burn is reduced, and you'll start to 'break even&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
November 29, 7:25am

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