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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.
StateNew York

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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Re: Tarps and wind
"If the wind blows from the ocean, lake, or open area, it will be unimpeded by surface terrain so the wind will be faster, so you could assume the wind comes from there when you pitch the tent...

In GEAR » Tarps and wind
March 15, 10:31am

Re: Re : "Where to keep the map while walking?"
Yeah, a pant's pocket works well. For most trips, I make a copy of the map I will be using, trim it to the section I will be hiking and fold it into a small snack baggie. This stays in my pocke...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where to keep the map while walking?
March 14, 6:50am

Dehydrated Bulk Foods These are a few I have used in the past. One of the troubles with dehydrated stuff is that ...

In Gear Swap » Dehydrated Bulk Foods for Denver/Boulder Rocky Mnt Locals
March 14, 5:32am

Re: Re: Chlorine
"You can use household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms. Use only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25 to 6.0 percent sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented bleaches, color ...

In GEAR » Light water filtration/treatment options ?
March 13, 11:37am

Re: Olive Oil
I agree with Laurie Anne. About a half to one fluid ounce per day is about right for two people. For a couple nights, 4oz is quite a bit, but not really out of line. Mostly, this is simply mixed in...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Olive Oil
March 13, 7:13am

Re: Light water filtration/treatment options ?
More than half of my hiking trips I use AquaMira drops. About 3/4oz for about a week, this is about the lightest I have found for water treatment. Note that this does NOT include morning coffee, n...

In GEAR » Light water filtration/treatment options ?
March 12, 5:06pm

H2O Amigo
The Amigo is slated to be released, again, better'n ever.

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 12, 1:14pm

Gear suggestions for newer backpackers
Well, others have the gear selections for you. I would suggest loading up your brain. Start thinking in SYSTEMS for everything. First aid for example: What can you use? What do you need? Eatin...

In GEAR » Gear suggestions for newer backpackers
March 11, 4:18am

Benjamin: old Adventurer
"1. Less idle current draw compared to the old Adventurer? Can you point to a link or is this something told to you directly by the manufacturer?" This was from the BPL review, the manuf...

In GEAR » Steripen Traveler?
March 11, 3:47am

Re: running out of food
"I'll also add that running out of food on a long expedition can be a profoundly GOOD experience. I've done it plenty of times with young students, and they end up learning a great dea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 09, 9:39am

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