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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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Would you buy this tent?
Nothing wrong with car camping. I live a ways away from my hiking grounds so, I often head up with the wife, stay for a couple nights, then head out on a hiking or canoeing trip. We use a 4 season ...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 4:27pm

Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
Been there, Done that. MORE reason to hide out in the woods...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 10:05am

Re: Re: car camping
Holly, I wouldn't bother with it. It has poor ventilation, uses heavy fabrics, has single point of failure modes (Easy-Up Hub) and has to be staked down anyway (as with all free standing tents,...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 9:53am

Re: Comments
Roger, The Kovea Alpine might be interesting if they can supply a refueling attachment that will fit it for propane.

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
April 02, 7:32am

Re: Re: Iridium GO! First Look
I agree, Stuart! Techno-gadgetry in the backcountry??? I still use a map &'s lighter.

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 6:27am

Re: Re: Ammonia for mosquito bites
Yup. The old active ingredients for AfterBite was Ammonia, Mink Oil, water. Later they added an emulsifier. They keep changing it, over the past 5-10 years. Baking Soda, water and some sort of o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
April 02, 6:18am

Painting Titanium
Titanium ALWAYS has a surface film of "oxidation." It reacts with nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere. This happens immediately, upon exposure to air, like aluminum. I believe that you ...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
April 01, 6:02am

Re: Back on thread
Generally, you likely need slightly smaller jets (or maybe not so many of them, I never tried that, though) to get everclear (95% ethanol/190proof) to burn clean. Nor does it burn really clean from...

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 6:00pm

Re: Thread drift
Innocent!!!!! You are the one that brought up unBTUnium. At least thermite is real stuff unlike dilithium crystals (it is usually a gas used for atomic clocks, not fuel.) Yeah, I rely on Everc...

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 4:34pm

Re: Thermite
Ha, ha, need the iron oxide to burn the aluminum.

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 2:45pm

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