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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Washed twice?
This is a strong reason for limiting Gear Swap to Members and above, ONLY.

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 04, 9:34am

Re: Re: Re: Iridium GO! First Look
I don't care what others carry. I don't care what they don't carry. Technology should not impact me in any way when I am in the woods. I do not allow my technology to impinge on an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 03, 9:30pm

Re: Re: Aquamira drops
Forty years ago, I would head out with nothing. Drinking from springs as needed, but often going thirsty between watering holes. Boiling water for coffee/tea/cocoa worked. But it was always time co...

In GEAR » Aquamira drops
April 03, 10:09am

Re: A different perspective
Nick, I'm going with you. Errr, at least in spirit.

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Comments
Yeah, a lot would depend on the construction of the pressure vessel. The actual refueling should be rather straightforward as long as there is a limiter to prevent overfilling.

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
April 02, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
I thing the 1.5 or 1.6oz.yd material with a good HH would be interesting to the DIY crowd. Silnylon always leaks out of the box, so to speak. Body weight is enough to do it on anything but loam/...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
April 02, 5:35pm

Would you buy this tent?
Nothing wrong with car camping. I live a ways away from my hiking grounds so, I often head up with the wife, stay for a couple nights, then head out on a hiking or canoeing trip. We use a 4 season ...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 4:27pm

Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
Been there, Done that. MORE reason to hide out in the woods...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 10:05am

Re: Re: car camping
Holly, I wouldn't bother with it. It has poor ventilation, uses heavy fabrics, has single point of failure modes (Easy-Up Hub) and has to be staked down anyway (as with all free standing tents,...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 9:53am

Re: Comments
Roger, The Kovea Alpine might be interesting if they can supply a refueling attachment that will fit it for propane.

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
April 02, 7:32am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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Steripen Adventurer Opti
They finally revamped the old Adventurer with the Opti. 1) Improved battery life - The old unit went through batteries at about 25-30L per set. This was primarily because of leaving the batteries ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 16, 5:29am

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