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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: 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

Re: Second Shipping
Roger, I don't/can't do much winter camping any, so I can wait. Send mine along when you get the second batch done. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 10, 4:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cliff Notes
Jerry, 8g/.8L was quoted as the lowest Roger gets at medium heat. I was reducing his numbers a bit due to three things: ** a cone type setup(Roger doesn't use one) ** a heat exchanger p...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 09, 10:09pm

Re: Re: Cliff Notes
Well, to be fair to Roger, BPL and all readers, specs are simply not available. It sortof depends on how you plan on using the stove, ie, wind/heat screen, pot size, snow melting or not, boil and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 09, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Wednesday 6-Oct ??
October 6??? OK. You design a stove that is better than anything else. You repair CNC millers. You fiddle with things around the farm. But, you still do that retired thing and loose track of the da...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 09, 4:48am

Re: 12-10 simmer ring ?
The simmer ring can easily be made from a piece of aluminum foil. Or, take a strip off a second can. The problem is, the holes are not as regular as on the Brasslite. So, you have to mark the stove...

In GEAR » What Alcohol Stove is this?
September 28, 5:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite pack for less then $200
Check the Gossamer Gear packs, as others have stated.

In GEAR » Favorite pack for less than $200?
September 27, 4:49am

Re: My food and water weight conundrum...
Food is differnt for different people and metabolisms. Different weather conditions call for different ammounts. Hiking peaks calls for more than hiking flatter trails. Paddling has different requi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My food and water weight conundrum...
September 24, 5:28am

Re: Re: Backpacking alone in the back country?
Not a big deal...just go.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking alone in the back country?
September 23, 7:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Survey for Outdoor Lovers
Yeah, I agree with Roger. Generally, you have to have a good starting point. And you need a good exit point, even if it is the end of the trail, you still have to get home. I usually trace my r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Survey for Outdoor Lovers
September 23, 7:28am

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