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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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"NeoAir XLite - Aluminized Baffles Wearing Off ?!?"
Yeah, most mylar films will do that with or without moisture, silver or gold. I suspect it is more of a problem with the manufacturing process/material chosen and beyond the control of Thermarest. ...

In GEAR » NeoAir XLite - Aluminized Baffles Wearing Off ?!?
June 20, 6:54am

Re: Alcohol stove feedback
Well, I would suggest a simple caldera cone and a 12/10 stove. You didn't say for how long, where, what altitude, or any of that stuff, so, I will assume you were looking for a simple stove/...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove feedback
June 20, 6:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Myth of Pressure Regulators - Part 2
Roger, yah, I sort of agree on the pot thing. My experiments showd a very modest increase in boil times with ti...well within the margin of error for the stove. The funny thing was it was consisten...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 08, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Myth of Pressure Regulators - Part 2
At a guess, the main source of heat was probably the stainless steel tubing in the flame, not the stem, though this would have contributed.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 08, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: The Myth of Pressure Regulators - Part 2
"So, the minimum x-sectional area (due to the air holes) will have an effect, as will the length of the tube, but the thermal conductivity of the metal has a significant effect too." A...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 08, 4:20am

The CAFFIN tents come!
Congradulations, Roger! Well done.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 07, 7:58pm

Re: excellent article!
"I'd be curious to find out why the new jetboil sol titanium is so good in the winter since it obviously has nothing to do with the pressure valve... think it just stays warmer and keeps t...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 07, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Upper-body Backpack
"Are there packs that strap in very snuggly and hug the chest and ribs and back adequately enough that (for people with strong abdominal muscles) a hip support is unnecessary for light loads?&...

In GEAR » Upper-body Backpack
June 07, 6:26am

Re: Re: CO (was The Myth of Pressure Regulators)
"Richard, it's not just the burner, it's the whole burner/mixer tube/jet package. Think about it: - at the bottom of the mixer tube, the pressure inside is less than atmospheric and s...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 07, 6:14am

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

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