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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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Mark My Words
Yeah, some people never learn. Sounds a lot like Hitler, different targets, though.

In Chaff » THE WRATH of the Almighty - Mark My Words!!
March 16, 1:29pm

Re: Re: River water drinkable?
Acid rain is a concern. This normally spikes in spring. With the increase in acid, goes the increase in soluability for a lot of things. In the east this sort'a offsets the decrease in soluabil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » River water drinkable?
March 16, 9:32am

Re: deck
Spray decks are always painfull to get out from. Some worse than others, they are always as bad (assuming quick release harness types) or worse than open cockpits (always a bit worse than open cano...

In Packrafting » Newbies and spray decks (safe?)
March 16, 8:52am

Re: Re: Re: Stove for the Snow Peak 600
I believe the flame pattern is too large for the pot. IE, a lot of heat is being wasted up the sides of the pot. I can consistently get a boil with 1/2floz and 2 cups of 40F water using a diff...

In GEAR » Stove for the Snow Peak 600
March 16, 3:45am

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

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