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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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Climbing wall
Looks good. The durabilty of raw spruce is not that great, though. Be prepared to replace it right along...

In Make Your Own Gear » Climbing wall
December 16, 4:54pm

SMD haven-inspired tarp design
Very nice! And a good weight!

In Make Your Own Gear » SMD haven-inspired tarp design
December 16, 4:49pm

Re: Re: DIY Alcohol Stove Design -- Basic Considerations
HJ, Yeah, same thing actually. Clean burning is usually efficient. Just some thoughts, anyway.

In GEAR » DIY Alcohol Stove Design -- Basic Considerations
December 16, 4:22pm

Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
I don't see myself as the elite. I am a backpacker looking for the lightest most effective gear possible. What works for many people doesn't work for me. We discuss things on the forum. Eli...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 12:21pm

DIY Alcohol Stove Design -- Basic Considerations
Jim, Feel free to use whatever you can glean out of my poor writings. I cannot keep them organized. Besides, making and building alky stoves is an old subject. Rand at TD sent me a picture fro...

In GEAR » DIY Alcohol Stove Design -- Basic Considerations
December 16, 4:50am

Re: Lightweight Backpacking Discussion = "Geese Treatment"
Down is a *byproduct*. Even if every one decided not to use down bags and clothing, it would not hugely impact the meat market. Soo, I guess it is better to use all of what we kill, than throwing a...

In Chaff » The Lowdown on Down: An Update
December 15, 6:17am

Wool vs Synthetics
I like wool. I like synthetics. I don't get all religious about clothing while hiking. Actually, cotton works well as an insulator, but fails miserably at water absorption. Under the right cond...

In GEAR » Wool vs Synthetics
December 15, 4:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: big bear hang loads
Sorry, it was NOT the PCT system, some sort of hanging system I did not consider because of the wrong leverages. It just didn't make much sense to my mind. Hmmm....I don't seem to find the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
December 14, 6:04pm

Re: Murmur
Don't be in any hurry. They will be around for at least a year... The UL Murmur is really too small to make a good winter pack...maybe in the warmer areas, but at 2200ci and 20lb max loads it ...

In GEAR » GG Murmur 2012 reviews
December 14, 5:39pm

Re: Re: Re: the two-rope counterbalance
"Assign the teenagers to throw the first line up over the tree limb. That's what they ought to be good for" Ha ha, that was 15+ years kids are in their mid 30's.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
December 14, 2:08pm

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 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