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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: Turbulence is our friend
Yeah, turbulence has an effect too. It seems that on the pots, the totals I get with a 12/10 stove include both, though. I never tried to seperate them. Even using the baffles on the stove doesn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
January 01, 8:34am

Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 3: Performance of Inverted Canister and White Gas Stoves For Boiling Water and Melting Snow at Subzero (F) Temperatures
Well there are a couple things I would minorly quibble with. While snow melting does include the phase change of the water, the actual temperature of the snow can have a reltivly large impact on t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 3: Performance of Inverted Canister and White Gas Stoves For Boiling Water and Melting Snow at Subzero (F) Temperatures
January 01, 8:04am

Re: Re: SUL? Not for long trips.
I don't actually use that stuff. It is all way too heavy, 'cept the bag, ha, ha. I usually manage with lower volume components in my pack. I never shoot for a weight in the ADK's bec...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done a SUL Thru-Hike?
December 28, 7:42am

SUL? Not for long trips.
Well, it sort of depends, but I have found SUL weights to be inadequate for comfort when on long multi-week trips, let alone long multi-month thru hikes. For example, the simple light I carry will ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done a SUL Thru-Hike?
December 27, 10:34am

Re: Re: HE pot
Yeah, maybe. I first posted several years ago on the Backpacking light list at Yahoo, now pretty much defunct. It was discussed here several times. The pots were just "Plain Jane" aluminu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 25, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
Roger, no. I meant freezing point, though some will argue that even solids have some vapor pressure. All of the liquids I am familiar with have some sort of vapor pressure. This is the same reason ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 25, 6:37pm

HE pot
Yeah, it's been done. I made about twenty of the little 1 liter ones with various indents in the bottom, finally settling on a radial 5 ridge format. This was about 15%-17% more effective at ga...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 24, 8:43pm

Re: Best way to setup 8x10 tarp
Yeah, I agree that it appears to be incorrectly done from the get-go. Ridgeline This is always a problem. Tension is the key as others have said. On A-Frame pitches ("Pup" tent pitche...

In GEAR » Best way to setup 8x10 tarp
December 19, 5:33am

What the heck is a Jetboil?
Max, JetBoil's are stoves. (Now that I got that dumbness out of my system...) All the previos posts were pretty good pros/cons for the JB. They are fairly heavy. I borrowed a couple from...

In GEAR » What the heck is a Jetboil?
December 18, 8:15am

Debunking Hydrostatic Head
Like so many things, HH is simply one measument in a large variety of tests. With very fine weaves, very fine fibers, the actual surface tension of the water becomes very important. Some of the ...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 15, 9:13am

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