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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.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Possible rethink?
Both air turbulence, AND donduction are important. Here is a quickie sketch modeled after some heat exchangers I was working on for a commercial application. Same principles, really. A simple stamp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 17, 7:11am

Re: Optimus Explorer?
Primus P-328985 OmniFuel Stove "When it comes to fuel varieties, the OmniFuel does pretty well anything from white gas, automobile fuel, diesel, kerosene/paraffin or even aviation fuel. One ...

In GEAR » a multi fuel alcohol stove?
January 16, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Pack Dry Times
I agree with Nick. Getting the pack wet is minorly important, even here in the north eastern part of the country (where humidty is usually higher than 60%, 'cept in the winter.) I am far more ...

In GEAR » Pack Dry Times
January 16, 6:46pm

Re: Construction
Nick, Thank you for the hughly detailed explanation of the fabric and stitching used. The stress layout of the tarp is probably way overkill as you suggest. But it clearly shows the need for vario...

In GEAR » Wind Stress on Cuben
January 16, 6:23am

Re: Propane
Roger, Here in the USofA where highly monitored people, closely guarded secrets, big money, and FBIecret Policie peoples are always watching, not to mention going through a stop sign when no one ...

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 16, 5:34am

Paslode fuel
Well, like I say, I never dug around enough to know. And, it probably doesn't matter to a gun. But, I have used these in -10F temps OK. Though, the oil starts getting a bit sticky.

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 15, 9:47pm

Re: Three step stitch
Thanks, Mark!

In GEAR » Wind Stress on Cuben
January 15, 5:12pm

Re: Camp Coffee
Yup, it must be mornin'!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Camp Coffee
January 15, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Refillable but narrow tube container?
I think I mentioned it but probably on a different thread. A mail gin (Passlode or the like) uses a smaller fuel cylinder. I never bothered to find out what was in it, though. Usually these are ...

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 15, 4:50pm

Re: Re: Rethinking
If you must use adjusters, I have found a few, abiet a very few, instances where a good adjuster would be better than a removable double overhand knot, These could easily be made. Hey, Mr. Lawton, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Very light adjustable guy lines
January 15, 5:35am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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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