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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can't please everyone...
Calling it a UL pack is only because it weighs less than 2 pounds. I suppose in the UK it would be 1kg. I believe they use a 5kg number for defining ultralight. Anyway, if you tried to carry a 3 po...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 11, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Can't please everyone...
Jeffs, theoretically, these are the numbers for the categories: XSUL <3 pounds SUL <5 pounds UL <10 pounds Light <20 pounds Your are correct, these are all BASWEIGHT numbers. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 10, 5:53pm

Re: Seam sealing mix
Yes, Clifford is correct. The silicone/mineral spirits mix is actually only an emulsion. The mineral spirits does not actually dilute the caulk, it just breaks it down into small pieces. I have lef...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 10, 10:53am

Re: Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
Yeah, generally, for the extra weight of carrying a bivy, you are better off with a larger tarp. When camping, water problems with a properly sized tarp are usually avoided(I like a larger, 1lb...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 10, 7:26am

Re: Seam seal mix
Seams can be difficult. A too thick layer will simply cover them without penetrating into the threads. Too thin and it doesn't completely waterproof the threads. I use a cheap-o foam brush for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 10, 6:13am

Re: Seam seal mix
Mineral spirits, not mineral oil. 3-5:1 for regular seam sealer. Mineral spirits (GOOD grade, not eco-friendly) and 100% pure silicone calk. 10:1 for treating floors, 20-50:1 for re-sealing ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 09, 7:38pm

Re: 12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
M&Ms?? Wow, you are getting desperate. I can get my food for a week in a BV450 with no serious problems. But, I do not carry much, rarely more than 1.1-1.2 pounds per day, or, around 2200Ca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
April 09, 6:01am

Re: Re: mariposa compression
Generally, with larger packs and light loads, say for an overnight or two, I just use a liner around my Sleeping Bag. This pretty much allows it to expand fairly well, filling any excess volume. Co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 5:27pm

Re: Load transfer
Well I cannot say, never used the SMD. In theory, there is likely not a lot of difference. But, I will try to underline some of the things that jump out at me. 1) Size. The Mariposa is a LOT ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
Yes, there is velcro. This accounts for the low load carrying of 35pounds. Additional weight (the pack can certainly handle more) along with the constant movement of each stride often causes the be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 7:21am

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 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