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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: Can I have suggestions for a lighter pack (got parameters)
Yup, 1kg is a heavy pack. Most of the packs I have are <2 pounds. Note that the volume of the ULA is not quite correct. Adding all the pockets, main body, etc it comes up to ~3700ci or about 60L...

In GEAR » Can I have suggestions for a lighter pack (got parameters)
June 22, 6:07am

Re: Re: Re: Adjustable length backpacks
Yes, the Gossamer Gear Murmur 15 has an adjustable length.

In GEAR » Adjustable length backpacks
June 20, 4:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: UV units
They changed some of the electronics, mainly hardware programming, I think...proms, etc. They added a light sensor to determine immersion, by wavelength I believe. And they removed the older metal...

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 6:47pm

Re: Base weight down, time for even lighter backpack?
Steve, I think it all depends on how long you will be out. And, how much water you need. It can be argued that carrying water for a week in the desert will easily exceed any UL packs capacity......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base weight down, time for even lighter backpack?
June 19, 2:15pm

Re: Mr Marco
OK, Jimmer. I can add a line to my profile. It cost's little and it really isn't the point. When I leave the Ambassador program, I am expected to return the so called "free" pack ...

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 19, 6:11am

Steripen advice
I have had several types of UV treatment devices: A couple Steripen Adventurers and mUV. All work for treatment. I use a Gator-aid bottle to treat the water. Either type of bottle will fit the ...

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 5:46am

Re: Goosamer Gear ... @ Jimmer
Jimmer, I have never received ANY money from Gossamer Gear. I am not compensated in any way by them. I have received several packs for testing and tested them for between two weeks and a month of n...

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 18, 5:01pm

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

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