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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. No longer a GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Synthetic Bag thread :)
I don't know. I have never had a bag for more than 22 years, so I cannot say. But, I know my down bags are in good shape and easily hit their rated temp after 16 years. There is little to no de...

In GEAR » Lightest 20F Synthetic Bag?
July 11, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Synthetic Bag thread :)
I agree with Michael. "A good quality DOWN not SYN. sleeping bag / quilt is the single most important item you will ever buy. Down is much warmer, lasts a lifetime without loosing warmth, ...

In GEAR » Lightest 20F Synthetic Bag?
July 11, 4:42am

Re: what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
I plan on water coming in at a 45degree angle. So, the size will vary with the exact pitch. If you like a 40" high pitch, a 9' long tarp about 8' wide will do (assuming you use about 8...

In Philosophy & Technique » what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
July 08, 5:21am

Re: Re: Re: How does this pack fit look?
James - I'm not sure which way you are telling me to force the hipbelt Well, the pack with 20-25 pounds in it will "settle" onto your back/hips. Mine would eventually slip down to a...

In GEAR » How does this pack fit look?
July 07, 4:32am

Re: Firing Sawyer
Sean, Yeah, that was about my experience, too. It worked fine the first few days, then got progressively slower, despite back flushing. I gave it away and went back to the Opti. At about 3.5oz,...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 3:47am

Re: How does this pack fit look?
Eric, No, there are no load lifters on this pack. Stephen, I had the same problem. I have an 18.5" measurement and can usually wear either a large or medium. (I have a large Osprey, GoLite...

In GEAR » How does this pack fit look?
July 06, 4:36am

Re: WTB: Canister stove that simmers very well
The FMS 300T has excellent adjustability. From very low (not boiling 2 cups, just keeping it warm) to wide open it works pretty well. Generally not available in the US, you can get these on Amazon,...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Canister stove that simmers very well
July 06, 3:46am

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

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