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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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Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Thanks, Roger. Maybe after the current Opti burns out I'll give it a try. I really like the idea of using the more common batteries.

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 11, 7:28pm

Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
I do, or rather, I did. Till she developed bad knees and feet and wasn't comfortable doing 10 miles on a trail anymore. (She is still "thinking" about surgery.) She still likes to go ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
February 05, 4:11pm

Re: SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
I just use a bandana over the mouth or stuffed into the neck (depending on how you look at it.) Most of the time, it isn't needed in the ADK's.

In GEAR » SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
February 05, 7:02am

Re: Eiderdown
Yes, Miles is correct to say that the loft is approximated from the clingy down fibers. In actuality, I believe it is only 750-800fp. The clingy nature of the fibers lets small amounts to form a sh...

In GEAR » Eiderdown
February 05, 4:36am

Re: light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
HDPE works OK. My only objection is the weight. High Density is the correct name. Two carbon arrow shafts (at around 1oz) would weigh considerably less than the ~6-8oz the HDPE weighs and provide m...

In Make Your Own Gear » light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
February 01, 10:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Flawed logic.
Hey Jerry, try it. The same flame as you use all summer will simply warm the water up at 0F. The warmer it gets, the more it radiates heat...there's about a hundred degrees difference in outsid...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 29, 9:42pm

Re: Coating silnylon floor
Yeah, I have done both sides and one side on my tents. Usually the floors but also a few tarps, hence only one side. Thinning seems to be the key. It needs to be a good grade of thinner or miner...

In Make Your Own Gear » Coating silnylon floor
January 29, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Flawed logic.
Jerry a few comments: 1) Heating and cooling always happen. It is the difference between the two that counts. 2) Heat transfers geometrically, ie more heat is transferred closest to the flame. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 28, 6:03am

Re: casting
Yes. Typical "western" fly fishing is done at that distance. Remember the trout will typically follow a fly for a foot or two before the strike. You want a couple feet, depending on the c...

In Fishing » Distance fly casting
January 26, 7:25am

Re: warning to you myog newbies
Yes. I cannot sew a stitch. Really, I can't. But honey, you know I can't sew...and a few hundred other excuses. I have made 7-8 tarps, done about a hundred or two repairs on my packs, fix m...

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 15, 8:32am

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