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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: Re: Weight distribution in a pack
Heavy stuff should be loaded in the center, tight to your back. Higher is for midweight items. Lower is for midweight items. Gatoraid bottles work well for water. I have 4 more old style ones, 2...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 6:25pm

Re: Re: Re: MYOG Kayak Question
Tim, Well, I am leaving this morning for the NPT. I will try to remember to get some, I keep loosing the ones I have...(not really, they never seem appropriate, most are scenery shot from inside th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 16, 3:07am

Re: That's it
Depending on what shoe you use, a half or full size larger is normal. With Solomons, I got blisters on my instep. Not good. Just too narrow for hiking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 4:02pm

Re: MYOG Kayak Question
I build mostly cedar strip boats. That said, I went through the same basic process as you with the learning. I was a novice and still am in many ways. Learning to paddle anything more than quiet wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 15, 3:58pm

Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
I use a SteriPen Opti. It works pretty well for the past two years. As backup, I have a couple small dropper bottles of AquaMira...enough for 100%usage for 7 days. I Often use this at night when I ...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 13, 6:22pm

Re: Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
Three days is sort-of a long time. If it was dry then it probably needs some heat. Down responds well to fairly high heats. The *shell* and zipper are the limiting factors for heat so be carefull y...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
June 05, 11:59am

Re: GG Gorilla 2014
Maybe...a lot will depend on your insulation. The Hugger #3, long johns and down sweater all get into one compression sack. Food goes into the Bear Ball. Insulation gets packed on top with every th...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla 2014
June 05, 4:06am

Re: More ?'s
Yeah, that probably true without any wind screen or heat shield. Heat is pretty much additive up to about 200-205F or so. Then Air humidity has a bit to do with it. In a cone for example, some of t...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 04, 9:31am

Re: boiling efficiencies
Jesse, generally it is more efficient to use a larger pot. That said, it is only because the larger pot has more surface area for accumulating heat. There are limits to this, naturally. But, genera...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 03, 7:07am

Re: titanium vs aluminum
Contrary to popular myth, aluminum pots of identical sizes and guages as titanium pots are lighter. Al atomic weight is about 27. Ti atomic weight is 48. The Ti pots are stronger for the same t...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 03, 5:07am

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