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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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Re: Re: Ever wonder why nobody made an aluminum SVEA 123?
Titanium, 2oz fuel bottle. Aluminum stretches too much when it gets hot and is under pressure. Aluminum for the valve. Ti for the burner. I have thought about machining all the parts, but it...

In GEAR » Why Isn't There an UL Alcohol Type Stove that Bruns White Gas?
February 23, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Why Isn't There an UL Alcohol Type Stove that Bruns White Gas?
"10ml, 1/3oz will boil 2 cups of 30 degree beginning temp of water in 35 degree air temp. Now I say to Marco....is that efficient?" Well Dan, you *must* be talking C. Water would be f...

In GEAR » Why Isn't There an UL Alcohol Type Stove that Bruns White Gas?
February 23, 9:07pm

First MYOG project
Yup. I agree that a flat tarp will be a fine first try. It is really hard to get it wrong. The flat seams also allow you to add a third fold. This adds strength much like a wire framed mock-up. Thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 23, 7:21am

Why Isn't There an UL Alcohol Type Stove that Bruns White Gas?
White Gas needs a heck of a lot less pressure than alcohol. The vapour pressures are too different. Yes, a few pressurized stoves will burn 180 proof alcohol with modifications. This makes them uns...

In GEAR » Why Isn't There an UL Alcohol Type Stove that Bruns White Gas?
February 23, 4:39am

"How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?"
Two or three, depending... 1 pair is dedicated to sleeping. These are heavy wool larger than I need, knee socks. These will often last a week without washing. My hiking socks are always damp. So...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 19, 4:17am

Re: Re: alternate to grommets
Another way is to heat a hole through the fabric with a paperclip, or thicker. High heats will burn it (like red hot. Slow work, it may take 5 minutes to do a pack. The melting seem to form a good ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 210d Dyneema X Gridstop-Question
February 18, 1:38pm

Re: WTB shock cord / cord lock
http://www.campsaver.com/pole-repair-shock-cord-2-7mm-x-20m?gclid=CPDpgMbN1bwCFckWMgodx38AKQ Most places, even Jo-Annes, have cord locks.

In Gear Swap » WTB shock cord / cord lock
February 18, 4:54am

Re: Chad Kellogg - Speed Climber dies at 42
Bad news, but not tragic. He was doing what he loved.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Chad Kellogg - Speed Climber dies at 42
February 18, 4:41am

Re: Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
The only difference is the conditions you will be using your shelter with. In Alaska's summers, with mosquito's and blackflies lasting basically all summer, I want a fully enclosed shelte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 17, 9:05pm

Re: Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
Hmmm, let me check a Cosmic Down....OK. It is an OK bag with a rather high temp rating at 32F. It weighs about 2#9. (Note these all very a bit.) 550 fill is not that great hence the cheaper price t...

In GEAR » Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
February 17, 4:20am

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 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