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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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CityIthaca
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Montbell bag stretchiness
I have an old ULSS #0 (good to about 10F) that I use in early spring, late fall. They are quite comfortable with a good pad. (I use a NightLite and NeoAir, inside when it is that cold.) As far as I...

In GEAR » Montbell bag stretchiness
February 12, 4:41am

Re: Re: Location
Yeah, like Dale says, sometimes there is nothing you can do. Around the dew point, you will get condensation. Grass, leaves, and other plant growth (even fungi) will all transpire or breath, puttin...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 12, 4:24am

Re: Do sub 3.0 oz baselayer bottoms actually exist?
If you are talking super light weight, 2-3oz range, then you always expect to sacrifice some performance. I don't believe it is possible to weave a 1/16" thick cloth from materials that wi...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do sub 3.0 oz baselayer bottoms actually exist?
February 12, 3:26am

Re: Gear List Project: FEEDBACK Appeciated!
Many years ago, the wife would set up gear lists for us. I would pack. Invariably, I would need to shuffle gear from pack to pack to get things to fit. She never considered the volume of a piece of...

In GEAR » Gear List Project: FEEDBACK Appeciated!
February 12, 2:34am

Re: Humbling
Ha, ha....yeah. I think it is rather funny, myself. It just proves that they apply to everything.

In Make Your Own Gear » Flowcharts for complicated projects
February 10, 11:47am

Re: Stakes for Potstand
"The opportunity to save weight using a single item for two purpose is great, unless you need both at the same time. ..." Yes. This is one of those things that is so often missed by pe...

In GEAR » Ultralight Pot Stand?
February 10, 9:13am

Re: Re: Your first "UL" piece of gear?
Ya, know....I don't know when it all started, come to think about it. I have been telling others that lighter is better for thirty plus years. To me and my partners, it was mostly something we ...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 09, 11:06am

Your first "UL" piece of gear?
Back in the early 70's (73? or 74?) I picked up a 2#4 Tough Travelers internal framed back pack (still in use), a yellow nylon pup tent (around 2#10), a 7'x7' nylon tarp(around 1#2) and...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 09, 7:09am

Re: Cuben
Dan, the cost of making cuben is not that high. The materials are all cheaper synthetics: PET films, carbon & kevlar and spectra/dynema threads. Unlike rosin/cloth, they are very loosely woven....

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 8:13am

Re: Re: Re: Cuben
Jerry, they actually want sails to form into airfoils. They provide a bit better efficincy when on the water than flat sails. I believe they are cut that way, thou I never worked at a sailmakers loft.

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 5:43am

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