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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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REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
Will, I think you are correct with the reversal to the wind. The strongest section of any tent should be towards the wind. This will leave the weakest sections supported by the internal air pressur...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 03, 1:20pm

Re: 75% Alcohol Stove Efficiency?
Ground Breaking? Ha, ha, no. Your goal is to extract ALL the heat from a flame, slowing down the heat till it has a chance to transfer to the pot of water and minimizing heat losses. Here are...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 4:39am

Re: Weld Issue
All of the issues I have seen have revolved around the Sol-Ti version. The fins on the aluminum versions seem OK. To me that sounds like a fairly clear example of what Roger is taking about, ie...

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
April 01, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
We did a similar analysis on the old BackPackingLight Yahoo list about 12-13 years ago. I used an old Heinekin Keg/Can for the pot with a rolled aluminum center JB welded in. It turns out that this...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 01, 4:45am

Re: Re: LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
John, I think he was just asking if this was possible. As you say, some people do. This is my problem with strict weight definitions for packing. SUL only includes your base weight. If SUL plus...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 30, 6:11am

Re: Ask me in 50 years when my SVEA 123R needs something
"I'm really not into important gear that has breakable parts." Yes, absolutely. I recently (last fall) replaced the valve in my SVEA123r. While I was at it I changed the jet. Seems...

In GEAR » Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
March 29, 6:37am

Re: Re: How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
I don't know that there IS some standard number for applying to a down sample. 1) Static electricity 2) Humidity 3) Age of sample 4) Type of cleaning, (wether cleaned at all) 5) Bleaching...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 28, 5:40am

Re: How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
Atually, testing down fill is fairly easy. Weigh out as accuratly as possible a 1ounce sample. Shake it up and see where it settles. There are certain set sized diameter tubes that are used, I thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 27, 5:09am

Re: Line locks
I just use heavy duty hair ties. Longer, and it is too stretchy, letting the tarp flap. I pull them out till they just stop streching. Then set the tarp. There is enough give in the braided materia...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 6:35am

Re: Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
Neither Ti nor SS have really good reflectivity. Aluminum is about the best for most of us. Gold is somewhat better, but costs a lot more. As is mercury and or nickle (roughly the same as aluminum)...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 5:31am

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