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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.
StateNew York

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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
What is your most used piece of gear, and how do you use it? What are it's multi-uses, when do you use it, what has it made easier, how has it brought you happiness, how has it liberated you, h...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 04, 5:53am

Re: Re: Applications
> Since none of these filters appear to be designed for in-line use, they also appear > to need the housings to enable that use. Well, you don't need a housing, as is commonly understoo...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 03, 4:42am

Re: Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
Tony, Nunatak still sells the Luna pad in evazote. It is 78" but easy enough to cut down. This is identical to the older GG NightLite pads 'cept a bit longer.

In GEAR » Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
October 02, 5:05am

Replacing my gears
"1- since these type of shelters are floorless, how can I prevent, in case of rain or snow, my sleeping gears from getting wet?. I saw people mention bivy bags, and stuff like that. Are these ...

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
October 01, 6:21am

Re: Capacity
I agree. There are several water sources that could easily override the electrostatic component. Tannic impregnated water will often tend to leach minerals from the stream bed, eventually becoming ...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 1:18pm

Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
Yes, the SVEA 123r is a nice little stove and is especially usefull at higher altitudes. It works fine for solo or two person excursions. Dependible, rugged, and efficient. As efficient as any WG o...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 29, 6:52am

Broken Link
The link to JepPaks is broken. Needs a second slash in the specifier.

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 5:47am

Trout question from a noobie
The skin may or may not come off. It depends on how much fat on the fish; they store it in the skin, mostly. For smaller 7-10" fish, I remove the head and tail, not enough meat to worry ab...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 17, 5:17am

Shoulder Injury
Well, I would try loading her up with no more than ten pounds of clothing/bedding and carry everything yourself. A hipbelt will take most of the ten pounds on her waist. I do this as a routine ...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 16, 6:48am

Re: How to kill a trout
For small trout (<15") I simply snap the head back, twist and remove it. Then I gut him out with my knife. Since I am usually interested in finding out what they have been eating, I will of...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 12, 6:30pm

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