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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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Ultralight Shelters
Tarping is not a whole lot different from tenting. Tents are enclosed, warm, and dry. Tarps are open, cooler, and sometimes buggier. Getting used to sleeping out tarping is really no different...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
May 03, 4:03pm

Re: ^
BTW, proffit is figured after ALL expenses. I hope these can be tested both for new, and long term accilerated aging (say 50 washings.) I am not partial to anything. I just want something that w...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 03, 11:48am

Lightweight Affordable Tarps
I can well understand the need to make higher proffits than larger businesses. Where a large business can get buy with 5-10% profit margins, Lawson needs to make 50% or more. And I can understand h...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 03, 6:54am

Can I use an Ultralight Backpack?
Well, 45 pounds, maximum load, is a lot of weight. I personally haven't carried that kind of weight in about 30 years. Even on my long unsipported trips my maximum loads are always less than 30...

In GEAR » Can I use an Ultralight Backpack?
May 03, 5:56am

Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
Yeah, Hikin' Jim is pretty good about his stoves. I think he was planning a PCT hike this year. So, he should be well aware of the current conditions. I tried to bring the subject up on the PCT...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 02, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
I agree. Anything that costs over $100 I'll be looking for silnylon, not tyvek. Here are some medium duty silnylon ones:

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 01, 10:52am

Re: Re:Food Fatigue
"I've seen this advice many times, and I just don't buy it. At home I eat the same breakfast every day, and it carries over to the trail - the only change is olive oil rather than butt...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
May 01, 7:04am

Re: Re: Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
Yeah, it does sound like a bit of hastle. Funny how many people just wade through whatever water they cross, I know I do. I usually just empty my shoes of any water, wring out my socks and go. If I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
May 01, 4:21am

Re: Costs
Mostly, I have this around the shop, purchased bulk by the case. I also build boats and do woodworking. Roughly, about &5 per quart. Just letting the silicone dry in the tube is not a good i...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 30, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Fuel compositions
Well, Methanol will boil off at a lower temp than ethanol. So, this means that less water will carry over. I would guess about 2% or so. As far as fuel line de-icer, it can all mix with water, lowe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 30, 4:20am

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