BPL Community Profile

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.
StateNew York

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by James Marco

Showing 1301 - 1310 of 1786 | Page: 1 ...122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 ...179


Forum » Thread

Re: Treatment Bottle for a Steripen
The gatoraid or lifewater bottles have a large opening top. They *just* fit the adventuror. The slight spillage washes the outside threading on the bottle with clean water.

In Make Your Own Gear » Treatment Bottle for a Steripen
May 25, 2:53am

Re: Water Filter
Well, if there is plenty of water around, I would use AquaMira drops (repackaged in smaller vials) and two 20oz bottles. This is the most reliable for a 2 week+ hike IMHO. About 1.25oz for the drop...

In GEAR » Water Filter
May 25, 2:43am

4 season neoair available
That might be OK for base camping. But at 18oz or more it is by no means an ultralight pad.

In Gear Deals » 4 season neoair available
May 25, 2:37am

Re: kayaking
1)I was considering just a wetsuit, but what if the something happened in those coooold Alaska waters? Do you still think a wetsuit would be suitable? Yeah, I believe that is what they used for...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kayaking
May 24, 2:18pm

Re: Re: compressing marshmallows?
Yeah, Devins correct, you could try it two or three times and see what happens.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » compressing marshmallows?
May 24, 1:10pm

Re: compressing marshmallows?
Ha, ha. You can't. They will simply expand to replace whatever air you suck out. You could try dehydrating them....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » compressing marshmallows?
May 24, 10:38am

Re: kayaking
Dan, sounds like a great trip! 1. what kind of clothing should I be wearing while paddling? I am going to have a dry suit on, but do I wear a wet suit under that, or just regular clothes like wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kayaking
May 24, 5:04am

Re: Cook kit for one and sometimes two people
Mark, Yup, the Caldera cone and a 1.75L (or 1.3L) pot will work for two. The 1.3L pot will need to be filled near the top, which can get messy with anything besides water. I never fill the pot, us...

In GEAR » Cook kit for one and sometimes two people
May 23, 6:00am

Chemicals Aren't So Light
Yes and no. You always carry 2 liters to start with. This is about 1k more than you have to, unless you are at a long run between water sources. This isn't usually a problem in the ADK's, i...

In GEAR » Light water filtration/treatment options ?
May 20, 11:12am

Re: nylon expanding
Nylon threads should solve the problem. I have many spools of this I bought several years ago for fly tying. That might be a bit thin for sewing, though... an example

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp taughtness
May 20, 10:49am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

Showing 1 - 5 of 5 | Page: 1



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