Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

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

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by James Marco

Showing 1571 - 1580 of 1967 | Page: 1 ...149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 ...197


Forum » Thread

Re: Re: Sleeping bag for tarp
Yeah, tarps are warmer than just sleeping under the stars, cowboy style. Last year, I did well through the spring and summer with a 40F bag and a somewhat larger tarp than the SpinTwin. It rained...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag for tarp
April 07, 10:35am

"Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?"
Well, there are always safety concerns, of course. ANY damage you might cause to a closed park you will be responsible for...forest fires included. You will be paying for them if you start one. Sam...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 6:42am

"Sleeping bag for tarp"
It sort'a depends. The SpinTwin looks good but, there can be a bit of spray inside. Pitched low it will be fine. Condensation will be slightly better. But, I think you will still get somewhat d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag for tarp
April 07, 4:13am

Re: Different Realities
"I personally find floorless shelters more comfortable." Yes, I agree. It depends on where you camp. In many campgrounds, you don't have a lot of choice. So, a bathtub floor make...

In GEAR » Floorless shelter in the rain?
April 06, 6:29am

"Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?"
Try to find as many edible plants as posible while you hike. Identify the trees, birds in the area. Take note of any potential fishing streams, perhaps a side hike of a couple hours. See if you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
April 05, 7:38pm

actual cuben tent test
Hi guys. I build canoes and was also thinking about a skin on frame boat. However, I rejected the Cuben material because neither varnish nor epoxy really sticks to it. As I understand it, it is pri...

In Make Your Own Gear » actual cuben tent test
April 05, 5:21pm

test test test Nowhere

In User Test Forum » test
April 05, 1:08pm

Gossamer Gear LT4's ... Strap or no strap? that is the question
I use them all the time. I got rid of the handle, which shortenend them a bit. Then went with a couple MYOG poles without any handle. I adjust hiking length for up hills and down hills with a twist...

In Philosophy & Technique » Gossamer Gear LT4's ... Strap or no strap? that is the question
April 03, 10:13am

"My current list"
Brian, MR. MARCO????? How did my father get involved?? (joke) Yeah. Taking the wife out will add a bit to the cook kit and shelter. I think I would drop the bug net and go with a fully enclo...

In Gear Lists » My current list
April 03, 6:20am

Re: My current list
Yeah, I agree with Mike C about the pack and start weighing things. I think I would concentrate on the so called big three for now. I will assume you want to go solo for a weekend. Your list is v...

In Gear Lists » My current list
April 02, 9:17pm

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

Showing 1 - 5 of 5 | Page: 1



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