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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: My Giardia Manifesto
A few items are missing but I don't remember where I read them, sorry. 1) More beaver get the disease from humans than humans get it from beaver. 2) Nothing was mentioned of aquired imunity. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
March 01, 3:34pm

Whelan Lean To
Yeah, I made a Whelan style lean-to. I made this based on an old design but out of the more modern silnylon a few years ago...six? I have used it every car camping trip since then. I have had it b...

In GEAR » Does tarp + bivy actually save all that much over a tent?
March 01, 9:41am

Re: RE
"Two months and he's still in the first state of the first trail? Game over, enjoy the hike but know theres no way he's doing all four trails in one year. But even if it takes the rest...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
March 01, 6:47am

Re: Re: Steripen
Ha ha, Actually I don't think they simply zap. Many will live on. Most will be incapable of reproduction.

In GEAR » Giardia Medicine
March 01, 4:52am

Re: Re: Re: old Adventurer
I am not an electronics expert. But I understand about ionization. Clean water can act as described depending on the sensitivity of the sensor...the two metal plates. This is really not the common ...

In GEAR » Steripen Traveler?
February 28, 6:49am

"Does tarp + bivy actually save all that much over a tent?"
No. Hiking the ADK's in spring and summer is hiking through bugs. Overall, you save no weight between the two pieces. You need extra room under a tarp to cook/boil water. It rains a bit m...

In GEAR » Does tarp + bivy actually save all that much over a tent?
February 28, 4:28am

Re: happy happy joy joy
"just go out and enjoy it and have fun" Sure, that's what it is all about. Life is too short to sweat the details. The middle of winter is not the time for a 5# base pack. Nor is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » UL Reluctance
February 27, 11:54am

Re: re
"My wife is going to be really p....ed when I cut the top off her cake pan" Don't upset her. Go to the local Salvation Army. They will save your soul, and sell you cheap bundt cake p...

In GEAR » Chimney stove ideas (open source only)
February 27, 9:20am

Chimney stove ideas (open source only)
This is what I was referring to...

In GEAR » Chimney stove ideas (open source only)
February 27, 3:47am

Re: Backpacking in the Shawangunks???
This is a largish section of the Appalachian Mountains. Some is public, some is private. Check your route maps.

In GEAR » Backpacking in the Shawangunks???
February 26, 10:44am

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 repatching...it 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