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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: comparison
"Comparing Jansport to the cottage manufacturers is rather unfair considering most of the cottage industries were left out of the survey." Chuckle...This article is about 5 years old n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 7:29am

Re: Fantastic
Fantistic! An understatement. Thank you.

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 23, 5:42am

Re: Flash Reviews No. 5
Thanks Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 22, 9:09am

Re: adjustment knob
James, I agree that the pressure and temperature should stabilize at the valve. What is unfortunate is that the equilibrium position, mechanically speaking is throttling down the fuel flow. The ...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 22, 9:04am

Re: Re: more details ... hopefully better explanation
Mircea, I think that the pressure will stabilize on the valve after a few seconds. Expansion and contraction due to heat will also stabilize since it requires a temperature differential. For the mo...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 22, 5:53am

Re: Re: Pack is done... 0.7 ounces!!!
Can't wait to see it!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 22, 4:44am

Re: Svea 123
Yeah, The SVEA 123r is my go to stove. Not really that heavy at ~17-17.5 oz (another 2.5oz for the cup.) Others go between 12-18oz. But the Svea also has a very high efficiency. I typically get abo...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 21, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
Yeah, alky stoves and esbit are light and easy to carry for short trips. I use them a lot for short weekend trips, peak bagging, etc. (Not so much esbit for the past 4-5 years, it makes a big mess ...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 21, 4:41am

Re: Arc Haul Christening
Thanks, Dan! My daughter was interested in the Blast. I am glad to hear that this pack carries well even being new.

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
April 21, 3:14am

Re: Re
Well, canisters and WG stoves generally do not have any fuels available to be burned except for what is in the stove and any latent fuel in hoses/valves, expansion chambers, etc. An alcohol stov...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 20, 1:57pm

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