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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: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
Thanks, Roger. The little stove is great! I do not believe you will need the canister stand. Many of the cans have junk in them. By simply setting them on the main valve, they tilt slightly form...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 6:50am

Re: 2014 Gorilla
Nick, read the review in the OP. Will does a good job reviewing these things. The new Robic material is a bit more durable than the older silnylon. At first, it seems to be very light and it is...

In GEAR » And . . . the updated GG Gorilla
September 09, 5:55pm

Heat Exchanger pot for melting snow
When you start looking at heat exchangers on a pot, you find that they just increase the "heatable" surface area of a pot. So, looking at a JetBoil pot, you just keep in mind a picture of...

In GEAR » Heat Exchanger pot for melting snow
September 09, 7:11am

Re: Re: Re: Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
"What the hell? How does that work!?" Well, wool promotes all bacteria growth. Synthetic mostly favours the stinky kind. Wool still smells, but it is more of a wet dog type of funk. One ...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 08, 8:59am

Re: Some clarification
No, you didn't pick the wrong hobby. But, I understand how commitments are and how things can change with a kid. We had two we would take out into the woods. They kind'a grew up with campin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 7:13am

Re: Re: Re: First Solo JMT SOBO at age 64
Good job, guy! Yeah, I always loose a few pounds when I hike for a couple to three weeks. 12 pounds is not that bad, nor dibilitating. Good luck for the future!

In Post-Trip Reports » First Solo JMT SOBO at age 64
September 07, 9:17am

Re: What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
In the viliges of the Adirondacks, mostly I expect the summer night time temps to be around 60F. It has dropped to 30F when I have been out in July. In the hills, it is usually about 10F cooler or ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 04, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: HOLD UP!!
Yeah, I agree with Roger. You cannot design for all the variences of the ground, nor variences in pole archtecture. A slight bend will shift things around. You are pretty much stuck designing for t...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 04, 8:18am

How do you tarp?
I use a custom silnylon tarp most times. Even though I have a SoloPlex from ZPacks. Joe did a good job, but it just requires too much fiddling. The tarp is a bit lighter at 16oz(a bit more after se...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 04, 6:02am

Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
I agree that the ends may be a bit difficult to tension properly with cuben. But it is NOT impossible. Nor is a triangular section required to stress the ends, though you end up working with conica...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 03, 5:26am

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