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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Filtering water?
Filtering, chemical treatments, UV treatment, or boiling. All have good points and bad points. Chemicals (chlorine dioxide, iodine, bleach to name a few) don't work on all everything. They...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia Outbreak
April 26, 11:38am

Re: Bears bears bears
Bears are wild animals. They want *food*. In most cases, avoid feeding them parts of yourself. Yes, sometimes, as Bob mentioned, they are focused on a better food supply than what you represent...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears bears bears
April 26, 4:42am

Re: Re: Re: Not sure on the weights
I can confirm that the Salomons are indeed about 14.5 oz per foot. That is about 29oz for the pair (I weighed mine at ~28.75oz.)

In GEAR » Lightweight, breathable, waterproof shoes
April 26, 3:45am

Re: compressibility/ packability of wool
Not what you wuld think of as an expert, but wool is good. So is down. I pack both. I never bring synthetics, except for a light fleece pullover. A good wool sweater for packing is probably not...

In GEAR » compressibility/ packability of wool
April 25, 6:06am

"Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews"
Roger, Exped dropped the Aries tent from their offerings this year. The Sirius has been gone for a while, 2006 or so? But, this included a light, fabric inner tent. Good in windy conditions. The...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
April 25, 4:51am

Re: Warmlite 2R front upper vent
Yeah, I pretty much agree with the front upper vent not working that well. I have used the Stephensons in some really wet conditions in the NE part of the USA (including one ten day trip that raine...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
April 25, 4:25am

Re: "Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models "
Hi all, I was examining some of the engineering stuff with tunnel tents (not my usual forte.) One of the things that seems to jump out at me is the loading on the poles. As Roger said, the loa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 23, 6:42am

Re: re Commercialisation
Roger, Yeah. "Well it might be a little easier to manufacture if we..." You retain control of production, they can still steal your ideas, though. No matter...just come up with a better...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 21, 3:46am

"Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models "
As I said in the past, a perfect ultra light solution never exists for all conditions. I agree totally with Roger. He has *two* tents that are most often used when he is with his partner. They appe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 20, 5:10am

Tunnel Tents-Part 2
Roger, once again an excelent job. Looking forward to more!

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 18, 5:52am

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 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