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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. No longer a GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Re open stove: kerosene?
As far as cone stoves, go, the most soot is generated when there is not enough oxygen to burn the fuel vapour. It emits CO and C (common soot.) So, my initial thought was to use higher heat densi...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 07, 3:45am

Re: re: Re: Re: re: stoves & things
No, I checked your numbers, give or take the actual definitions on fuel heat, (wikopedia is not self consistent) then obviosly something is wrong. I checked my thermometer and it was reading a hair...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 05, 12:43pm

"Is Backpack Weight Important": Yes
As you found out, 2lb makes a LOT of difference at 10-20 pounds. The question is, what difference is carrying 2 extra pounds at ANY time? In rare cases, the suspension for light weight packs ju...

In GEAR » Is Backpack Weight Important
December 05, 5:34am

"Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look"

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
December 05, 3:43am

Joe Clement: Re: Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
"Now if only someone would post a pic of the rumored GG daypack. Or is this it?" No, that is not the day pack. Joe, Earlylite(Phil Werner) posted this: "The Minimalist – Ult...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
December 05, 2:39am

Re: Time to move onwards
Yeah, nuff said. I do appologize, I was getting a bit upset...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Very short sighted
Marmot Prince, aka Cuckie_Cheese: Perhaps you are right. Why should ANYONE invest in high power computational resources. Before I retired I ran, purchased, and supported about 1/4 as many computers...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 5:46pm

Re: Insulation Question (Need some feedback)
I am not too sure if the underquilt is such a good idea. One of the problems I have with all hammocks is the extreme amount of underlayers needed. Coupled with body compression laying on top, and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulation Queston
December 04, 10:13am

Re: Very short sighted
I am sure this was NOT a decision taken lightly. BPL did some examination, thought, checks, some crude cost analysis (informal) on the cost of operating the Gear Swap vs the actual benefit and had ...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 7:59am

"Marmot Lithium in Northeast winter"
No. It simply is not enough. You would like at least another 2" of loft, chances are, even an overfill or several won't work. As Bryce says, -17F is not uncommon at night. -25F is r...

In GEAR » Marmot Lithium in Northeast winter
December 03, 11:36am

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