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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: Re: Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
Woubeir, I think you can get the GG packs out of England. Yes, Gossamer Gear.

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 18, 6:25am

Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
For a lot of hiking, ~25# maximum load follows easily. Most of us do not do through hikes. Most of us do not do winter hikes. So larger volumes are not needed. It sounds like you have your gear fai...

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 18, 5:06am

Bob
I agree with most people here. We need his inane remarks to remember to keep it together. Personally, I never had a lot of use for his remarks, some are downright rude. Fine. Some are thoughtful an...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 7:30am

Re: # of nights before 2nd Seam seal
There are really too many variables. Direct exposure to sunlight? Shade? Temperature? Lots of rain? and so on. Just do it when it starts looking like it is leaking.

In GEAR » # of nights before 2nd Seam seal
June 16, 4:47pm

Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
A lot depends on the conditions where you hike. I use base layers for sleeping. Three weeks ago, I needed them to stay warm while hiking. After stopping in some late spring snowfall, I got a fire g...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 4:52pm

Re: Fishing Questions
Well, there are two schools of thought about that. The first is you stand your ground and keep on casting. If the fish did not feel the hook, he may just assume he missed the fly as it took off. (B...

In Fishing » Fishing Questions
June 05, 6:57pm

Re: Top quality work
I agree, Most Excellent!

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight karo-step hammock down underquilt with some innovations (?) Video and Pictures!
June 05, 1:31pm

Re: Shelters - Either Way
"... seen a report of a bonded Duomid or Trailstar seam coming apart?" Nope. I worry too much. Like I say, I really like bonding. But, the reports I have seen seem to indicate a severe d...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 05, 9:32am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bond and Sew
Drew, Yes, it starts as two sheets with a core of fibers. Through pressure and heat over and under the mesh, it becomes one piece, usually partially melting in to each other...a true mechanical bon...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 05, 5:13am

Re: Re: Re: Bond and Sew
I believe you will find the adhesion force on the tape will be significantly reduced, per Lawson's and 3M's reports. These tests are usually done in shear mode. Peel mode is usually weaker ...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 04, 5:43pm

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 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