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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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Re: Re: Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
Yeah, it does sound like a bit of hastle. Funny how many people just wade through whatever water they cross, I know I do. I usually just empty my shoes of any water, wring out my socks and go. If I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
May 01, 4:21am

Re: Costs
Mostly, I have this around the shop, purchased bulk by the case. I also build boats and do woodworking. Roughly, about &5 per quart. Just letting the silicone dry in the tube is not a good i...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 30, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Fuel compositions
Well, Methanol will boil off at a lower temp than ethanol. So, this means that less water will carry over. I would guess about 2% or so. As far as fuel line de-icer, it can all mix with water, lowe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 30, 4:20am

Re: Fuel compositions
"I remember reading that when methanol (methyl alcohol) is mixed with ethanol, the methanol displaces the usual 5% of water, which is then easily removed. Perhaps a chemical engineer or chemis...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 29, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Cream?
"But there is a new product called odorless mineral spirits that looks different. Like "cream". Maybe it will work to dilute silicone. I'de suggest trying it first and be skeptic...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 29, 4:46am

Absolutly not. Mineral spirits are exactly that, or in more modern vocabulary: distilled petrolium products. As such, they have been in the ground for a few thousand years. A few more in a sealed b...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 28, 6:44pm

Re: A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
1) Any fabric designed as a tent fly, or a single skin in the case of those types of shelter, should minimally keep you dry. That is what they are designed for. I don't think Henry at TarpTent ...

In GEAR » A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
April 28, 7:10am

Re: New tent from KUIU - Thoughts?
Well, 2#10 is heavy for a tent and ultralight packing. 2 pounds is close to the maximum. 2 pounds for sleeping bag, 2 pounds for pack, 2 pounds for cook gear and fuel, 2 pounds for miscelaneous ite...

In GEAR » New tent from KUIU - Thoughts?
April 26, 9:55am

Re: Zlite Comfort?
No. If you sleep on the back or stomach, you might be OK. Sde sleepers do not like these except as a part of another system. Foam can shrug off punctures that would put any air matress out of co...

In GEAR » Zlite Comfort?
April 26, 7:10am

An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
A good piece! Yeah tenkara style fishing is not rocket science. Nor does it work well as lake fishing gear, It doesn't work well on tidal flats. Nor does it work well on larger rivers and in la...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 25, 5:46am

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