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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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Re: Re: How Much White Gas Do I Need?
Bob, 2/3 the fuel consumption is not too bad. The technique you use has a LOT to do with fuel consumption. You must have a good one.

In GEAR » How Much White Gas Do I Need?
April 09, 2:22pm

Re: my senior thesis design project
Mike, The systems approach to backpacking is always good. Even using mediocre gear, some weight savings is usually realizable. Your statement "...the shelter and pack can work together better...

In Make Your Own Gear » my senior thesis design project
April 09, 2:01pm

"How Much White Gas Do I Need?"
This question comes up all the time. Frankly, it is nearly impossible to answer without knowing exactly a lot of things about how you are using your stove. A lot of stoves can really throw some hea...

In GEAR » How Much White Gas Do I Need?
April 09, 6:56am

Re: The Big Four for Boy Scouts
Well, with a group this is a bit out there. You can double up on a lot of things and save a lot of weight per person. But, a lot of scouts, especially 12-14 years old, never seem to learn that they...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The Big Four for Boy Scouts
April 03, 8:14am

Full dyneema packs from Gossamer Gear?
Likely not full Dyneema. They will soon be releasing one of the packs that was reviewiewed in error last November. This is targeted to be inbetween the Gorilla/Mariposa and a throwback to the Minip...

In GEAR » Full dyneema packs from Gossamer Gear?
April 02, 4:01am

"Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail"
Good Luck and enjoy the trail! School work is mostly learning about things that are interesting. The AT is certainly one with lots of history available. Bugs are not real bad, but can get annoyi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
March 30, 6:19am

Re: Will an Aluminum Cook Pot work with a Wood Burning Stove?
Hey, John. This is only an average chart. MANY chemicals can change this color chart and it is never a safe assumption to cross it over between fuels. It looks like this applies only to wood. Copp...

In GEAR » Will an Aluminum Cook Pot work with a Wood Burning Stove?
March 30, 3:42am

Stuff in a stuff sack
There are as many ways to do this as there are people doing it. Generally, I drop the origonal bag and use a Granite Gear compression sack. It has three options. 1) Normal Bag in a bag. 2) Two ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware Phantom
March 26, 4:55am

Re: Found a "missing" backpacker last weekend...
Well Done, David, et al!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Found a "missing" backpacker last weekend...
March 22, 10:57am

Re: Re: Re: 95% Ethanol and Heet or 95% Ethanol and Denatured Alcohol ?
I agree with Jim. Either Yellow HEET, or SLX (mostly ethanol, above 50% by the can since it is the first ingredient.) Red HEET is Isopropanol(iso.) It burns sooty even cut with 4 parts SLX and ...

In GEAR » Heet and Denatured Alcohol Question...
March 22, 10:51am

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