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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: Strike indicator. How much yarn to make one? how far up from the fly does it go
Strike idicators will generally be at the tippit/line knot. I use a 2'-6' tippit for most fishing. Orvis made some sticky dots a number of years ago, not sure if they are still available. H...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
August 21, 5:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tits and Tats
RS, moisture is water, from a less than a gram to a very large amount. Water vapour is a gas that is measured by humidity, though often people interchange the two. They will respond differently. Co...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 20, 7:38am

Re: Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
Well, that depends. The Steripen Journey/Opti is great for 2 week trips. It has held up since it was introduced. I worry around rocks, or with mishandling, but it seems reliable. I had an older Jou...

In GEAR » Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
August 20, 2:48am

Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
"In fact, I think you need to pre-curve even aluminium tubing for one of those. I tried using a straight Al pole like that on a tunnel but had an 'unfortunate experience'." Roger...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 2:29am

Re: shepherd hooks
Well, I carry 8 Shepherds hooks at about 1.6oz. I use double stakes, sort-of fanned out like a claw, for the ridge line. The sides have never been a problem, despite heavy storms in the ADK's. ...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 2:42pm

Re: Beginner Tarp Size for Two/Borahgami?
Yup, I agree a 9x9 is probably about right. You want the 9' length for rain. In low pitch mode, the peaks sit about 30" high. Spray from rain can penetrate at roughly 45 degrees or abo...

In GEAR » Beginner Tarp Size for Two/Borahgami?
August 17, 6:07am

Re: Re: Re: Thermodynamics with down
> moistures increases conduction, speeds it up Sort of wrong. What moisture normally does to down is to degrade the structure so the down structure collapses and doesn't trap nearly as muc...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 16, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Yeah, I agree with Roger. But I believe that the forces applied approach infinite across the tent fly as it pulls down on the fabric. Even if you apply the tape under tension, as was suggested, it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 6:32am

Re: Looks good on paper
For extream cold that probably works. Anything much less than 10F to 20F will, by definition, be dry. Water freezes at about 32F, give or take (a lot of variables, altitude, meineral content of the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 14, 8:07am

Re: Suggestions for a 4 - 5 day hike in the Northeast
Many of the trails in the ADK's High Peaks Area are really well populated. It is not unusual to see 8-10 people per day. There are a few lean-to's, but many are not really receptive to shar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for a 4 - 5 day hike in the Northeast
August 14, 5:38am

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