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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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CityIthaca
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: 10 Min Near Optimum
"Interesting. I didn’t know that 10 minutes to boil had been discovered to be near optimum." Hardly a discovery. I went through about four 4-packs of heat about 8-10 years ago or so. M...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 5:21pm

Re: Broad Beamed Barnyard Babushkas
If you notice, the heating was at 9:36, or right around 10 minutes. This is about optimal for heating that pretty much does the job even in bad weather (wind, colder weather.) However, it is still ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 5:05am

Re: Re: Re: Do I really need a pack liner?
Sea to summit eVent bags in small or medium, depending. I also have a couple GG sil ones that leak. They do not work very well because they hold air, then any compression blows them out. They weig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 22, 2:17pm

Re: Do I really need a pack liner?
Pack liners work well for a couple nights out, maybe three or four. But I find that they are prone to getting holes, even the tough compactor bags. I switched to a compression/dry bag for my sle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 22, 4:02am

Re: Another Look at Tent Design
Eric, Basically I think most of the bases are covered with the current crop of tent designs. The current crop of Tube tents makes really good 4 season shelters. From Exped, Nemo, Hilleberg, and...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 21, 2:36pm

ADK Ice Out this week...
There is still some slush/ice on some lakes. Most of the water is now open. Good Luck!

In Other Activities » ADK Ice Out this week...
April 21, 4:57am

Re: Hygiene
Well, as far as scientiffically designed studies, I have only seen a few, but they do not count. They were done in hospital's on disease communication/vectors. Most diseases are studied that wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 20, 5:53am

Re: Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=63223&startat=80 Read through these articles and comments. DK is a microbiologist. I studi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 1:04pm

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack
Dan, From the looks of your gear, you have been out several times. No one ever *needs* to go UL. Do you want to? If you are serious about getting your base load down to 10 pounds or less, this...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 18, 6:22am

I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Dave T. is correct. You don't need to boil it. I usually figure anything in the US of A can be treated with a boil. This will not remove other things, though. Chemicals, minerals, toxins can st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 5:14am

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