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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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How do you tarp?
I use a custom silnylon tarp most times. Even though I have a SoloPlex from ZPacks. Joe did a good job, but it just requires too much fiddling. The tarp is a bit lighter at 16oz(a bit more after se...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 04, 6:02am

Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
I agree that the ends may be a bit difficult to tension properly with cuben. But it is NOT impossible. Nor is a triangular section required to stress the ends, though you end up working with conica...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 03, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
I have been using the Steripen Adventurer for many years, I think I got one the first year they were released. Never had a performance issue in the field. (I DID spill some DEET on one and melted a...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
September 01, 10:39am

Re: Re: 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
Well, with two layers, you will find that they are warmer (given equivalent thickness.) They will also trap a bit more moisture (perspiration) than a single layer. The first layer should be a ...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 01, 9:33am

Winter Stove Discussion-2014
I guess the dinosaur has to make his statement. I use the venerable SVEA 123r when I did a bunch of winter camping(I have diabetes and cannot feel my feet, soo I don't go out in winter anymo...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 22, 4:58am

Yeah, one of the secondary criteria for buying a new tent is a vestubule over the door. Too many tents in the past ignore this, I get wet trying to get into and out of the tent. 'Corse, it seem...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 21, 7:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Roger, yeah, well after ten years of use I figured they had a right to be tired;) Most of the pole sections I use have a slight radius (like 1/8" per foot) these days.They were shipped straigh...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 21, 5:54am

Re: Strike indicator. How much yarn to make one? how far up from the fly does it go
Strike idicators will generally be at the tippit/line knot. I use a 2'-6' tippit for most fishing. Orvis made some sticky dots a number of years ago, not sure if they are still available. H...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
August 21, 5:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tits and Tats
RS, moisture is water, from a less than a gram to a very large amount. Water vapour is a gas that is measured by humidity, though often people interchange the two. They will respond differently. Co...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 20, 7:38am

Re: Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
Well, that depends. The Steripen Journey/Opti is great for 2 week trips. It has held up since it was introduced. I worry around rocks, or with mishandling, but it seems reliable. I had an older Jou...

In GEAR » Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
August 20, 2:48am

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