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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. No longer a GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: How should my backpack fit?
Pics would help. Generally, your shoulder harness should pretty much hug you. Most of the weight should be on your hips/lower back, not on your front shoulders, back shoulders, or spine. While t...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 09, 4:02pm

Re: Re: Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
400grit carborundum paper(wet/dry,) not common sandpaper, works best. I just sanded the black "roughness" off making the pot less susceptible to scorching/sticking. I don't think ste...

In GEAR » Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
May 09, 6:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
"... However, get it up to red heat and it goes into a super-plastic flow state, and you can form (bend) it like wow." Yeah, like most metals, it forms fairly easily, hot. Anyway, &quo...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 09, 5:54am

Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Roger, yup, it is tough stuff. I don't mind using it where it is not subject to getting bent and repairing it by simply unbending it. Pots are a good example. It does not take compressive b...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 08, 10:51am

Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Yup. I fell on it, bent it and cracked the edge down about an inch when I tried to pull it out. This was an older ti pot with no lid that cost me ~$80 at the time. I was super pissed off and got ri...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 08, 8:19am

Re: Fin alignment...
?? I thought everyone knew about that. I have a couple pots/pans from JetBoil that just slip over the supports on the old SVEA. I just keep them turned in, usually. The Frying pan works with th...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
May 08, 8:07am

Re: Fifty shades of cooking Hey Jon
Yes, I understand what the OP was asking for. Boil and dump meals are not real cooking but this is what Ti is really good at. Rehydrating veggies, with some dried beef takes about 5-7 minutes. Addi...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
May 07, 2:46pm

About 2200ci
Well, I use a GG Murmur for everything up to two weeks. Then I switch to a larger 2400ci Gorilla...all in food and fuel, or if I am doing some long distance fishing. EDIT: I can fit three stuff...

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 07, 11:14am

Re: Prepare yourself
I agree with Eric. I often cook stews (thickened soups, really) that burned easily in a Ti pot (1.4L, I switched back to aluminum and it didn't happen.) Ti does not distribute heat well enough ...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
May 07, 6:19am

Re: Re: Buckwheat
Thanks, Sarah!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » rice noodles
May 06, 6:44pm

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