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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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Re: My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
I did some experiments about 10-12 years ago with heat exchangers. I was looking to maximize heat transfer between a flame (any kind of stove) and the water inside. Basically, it turns out that by...

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 25, 6:25am

Re: logic behind
Well the intended purpose is correct, anyway. "Furthermore, since some of these breathable waterproof fabrics, in my basic understanding, allow air to flow in one direction by using them ba...

In Multiple Use Gear » Vapor Barrier Liners and Waterproof Materials
October 25, 4:15am

Vermont's Long Trail
A good trip report! Thanks!

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
October 23, 3:55am

stove arrived
Yup, mine arrived yesterday. I did some preliminary tests and was getting about 10-12g/L, with no tweaking. Weight was 86g.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 22, 9:33am

Re: Re: sil or cuben floor
Yeah, I agree with Jerry. Silnylon is not very water proof by itself when under any sort of long term pressure (like sleeping on wet ground.) And, like you say, it is very slippery. Once coated wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » sil or cuben floor?
October 17, 5:45pm

"Techniques for River Corridor Camping"
Great article. As always, check with local laws about river camping. I do quite a bit of canoeing in the ADK's and surrounding areas (Vermont, New Hampshire, Main, Canada) and understanding ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for River Corridor Camping
October 14, 4:27am

Re: Tarp with beaks vs. larger flat tarp
Well, it depends. For two you can get by with either. Smaller Beaked Tarp: 9x7 with a 16" beak Lighter (around 14oz) More efficient ground cover Not very versitile (1 pitch) Larger Flat...

In GEAR » Tarp with beaks vs. larger flat tarp
October 11, 5:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cliff Notes
"James, care to show the details of your grease pot HTX ridges? " Well, it really doesn't belong here, but sure. Hmmm, I don't have a current version pic, but I have a set of de...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 10, 1:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cliff Notes
"Looking some more at Roger's articles, he talked about 9 g to boil 1 liter for Jetboil, 11.5 g for conventional upright, close to what you're saying. I assume his stove will be closer...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 10, 6:13am

Re: Why 2 x 100g canisters
Mark, I have found that cannisters are generally unreliable. I have lost 2 in the one year that I tried them (back when the Coleman F1 was newly released.) Both had problems with the Lindal valve...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 10, 4:53am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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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