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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: Titanium Pot Scorch Marks
Yup. That happens with Ti pots. It also burns food in the area, as you have experienced and is difficult to clean, again, as you have experienced. A light aluminum pot weighs about 3.3oz pot/lid, h...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
July 05, 7:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bumping posts in gear swap
For just being able to get rid of swap, it would be worth the change.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
July 04, 4:58am

Re: Re: Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
Well, Cuben is not a fabric. It cannot *just* be sewn. So, you have two different processes for the same item: Gluing, Sewing (G&S.) This slows production. G&S fouls needles and slows produ...

In GEAR » Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
July 02, 5:32am

Re: John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
I nice article with some great pics. Thanks, guys!

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
July 01, 3:20am

Re: reply
Yup. Keep it under 30# and you can just use a foam pad as David says. That is exactly what I do, too. My typical base weight is between 8-11 pounds, depending. My food adds up to more, usually. Any...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Suspension Questions
June 25, 5:27pm

Re: Do you pack a pillow?
I am with Charles. I never pack a pillow. I use my sleeping bag sack and a sit-lite pad. The pad is from Gossamer Gear, about 1.75oz. It doubles as backpack padding. For small packs, around 2200ci,...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 12:26pm

Re: WTB: Lightweight Backpack ~60-70L
Look at the Mariposa on This years BPL pick.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightweight Backpack ~60-70L
June 24, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: open country 3-cup This is for the more traditional K-Mart Grease Pot. It weighs about 3.75oz stock but can be modified. 1) Smash the lid...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
June 24, 5:26pm

Re: Real Carabiner
?? OK. I don't use a carabiner for that. Simply tie a figure 8 knot. For hangs, I use a tiny ti nightize, or double clip. Smallest available is usually in sets. I loop this through and clip ...

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 24, 5:32am

Re: Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
David, I am going to bookmark this article for sure! Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
June 24, 5:04am

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