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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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Colors that repel insects?
Yeah, as a general rule, lighter colors seem to be less attractive. Dark and deeply dyed colors are more attractive. Repell doesn't work.

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 11, 4:03am

Re: Re: Re: Lures/ bait for trout
"One thing I like to do is bring a casting bubble and flies so that I can fly fish with my spin rod. It gives you more options and is easier to cast especially if the lake is surrounded by a l...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 09, 6:05pm

Re: thanks for the replies
"I will be using it for around camp and possibly emergency situations where we don't make it to camp in time." Yeah, thats about all I ever use it for. Occasional night hiking when I...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 09, 5:07am

A saw is a lot easier to cut biger stuff. On the trails, it also helps a lot with blow downs. I usually have a Sven saw with me. I used the littler one, but that was too small to get any real work ...

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 09, 4:58am

Re: Bug tent Questions
"First, is there any reason I shouldn't use of those outdoor products tarps from walmart to make the floor? It's PU coated nylon, so I figured it should work fine." Well, this IS...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug tent Questions
April 08, 2:58am

Re: Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
Jesse, I have done a LOT of purchasing over the years and found it doesn't make sense to buy something for packing that weighs between 3-4 pounds. Save your money for something lighter, even i...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 06, 6:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Painting pot black
Marko, you make some good points. There are a couple I would add. a) The insulative effect of a layer of paint. Thick coatings of "black" paint ("black" is a generic term to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 05, 4:21am

Re: Re: Re: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
Jerry, what you describe here is almost identical to my test stuff. My starting temp was different only because my water stays between 40F and 50F (4-10C) year round. Berhaps a better test would b...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
Thanks for the test, Jerry. Yes, the space blankets are one sided. I am guessing they fold it before it enters the vacuum chamber. I have an old one around that is bretty well beat. Much of the al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 03, 5:13pm

New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
Looks good, Tim. I might change the menu bar (to the right of the logo) down a line or two. It looks a little rough as it is. The options chart shold be a little more obvious, that is where t...

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 03, 1:47pm

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