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 1905 | Page: 1 ...122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 ...191


Forum » Thread

"Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp..."
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And their own display of shear danged cussedness. His is *exactly* why I tried subscribing to the magazine, then quit. Never to even buy the mag again...a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 5:58pm

Re: Stoves for simply melting snow and boiling water
I always use a WG stove. An*old* SVEA works for everything I have needed in any temperature I have ever been out in. Highly efficient with fuel, despite the priming. It burns ~6-10grams of WG per ...

In Winter Hiking » Stoves for melting snow and boiling water
November 26, 5:49am

"down jackets"
Down sweaters are generally designed to be worn beneath something else, or in conjuction with something else. Generally a light material with no hood. Usually these weigh ~12oz give or take an ounc...

In GEAR » down jackets
November 25, 6:23pm

Re: I like this discussion!
James, Yeah a total balance of each cooking system is always needed. It also depends on where you intend to use it. The caldera cone or tight fitting wind screen are important parts to every b...

In GEAR » SLX Denatured Alcohol vs HEET vs Green (Klean Strip) Denatured Alcohol
November 24, 5:29am

Re: re: cone-type burners
Yeah, neither are presurizied, which requires priming. As you correctly guessed, the 1/4" holes were to let a self heating flame to occur inside, causing increased vaporization of the fuel. To...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Alcohol Stove Users!!
November 23, 11:59am

Gossamer Gear
Yeah, the Mariposa™ Plus Ultralight Backpack usually goes for 170USD, it is marked down to 136 including a sitlite pad. 20% is a pretty good deal....

In Gear Deals » Gossamer Gear Black Friday Sale
November 23, 11:23am

Re: Floorless Tarptent in bug country
"1. For those of you in serious bug country would you consider a floorless shelter much better than a bivy? If not I might as well get rid of it." Well, getting rid of it might not be so...

In GEAR » Floorless Tarptent in bug country
November 22, 3:58am

What pack features do you like?
Like Daryl, I prefer a pack around 2800-3000ci (45L-50L.) This is about where we start differing, though. It should be frameless for UL packing, but also have the ability for stiffening of som...

In GEAR » What pack features do you like?
November 21, 7:36am

Re: Re: Building bike for touring and commuting: road, cantilever or disc brakes?
I agree, the road canti brakes are generally cheaper and lighter. And, they can still lock a tire up. 'Corse rain/mud/snow can really effect them... Generally, you won't see much mud on the...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Building bike for touring and commuting: road, cantilever or disc brakes?
November 21, 4:28am

Re: Re: Actual cooking and pot metal
Aluminum is my choice for cooking in. Ti cooking pots are usually made from recycled Ti-4al-V, or essentially has aluminum in it. So, you do not escape aluminum. Coatings require a heavy pan to sta...

In GEAR » Newbie stove question
November 20, 10:57am

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