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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: Re: Re: Re: Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
Mostly, just assuming. I have a couple 4000+ci packs, one that has a "U" frame that mounts the hip belt. This is a monster load carrier. I used to be the family mule for the wife and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
July 31, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
The overall frame is upside down. The "T" section belongs on the bottom where you can create a solid mount between the hip belt, frame and user...say by using a few loops. The shoulder ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Interesting "T" Shaped Stay Design from Exo Mountain Gear
July 31, 1:04pm

DEET and dyneema
"They told me that they coat the inside of their tubes with "something", but wouldn't tell me what, and told me never to repackage because it attacks virtually every kind of plas...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 31, 4:25am

Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
Nice article. Yes, the construction of a true body manikin can be very complex. Thanks, Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
July 30, 12:03pm

Re: Re: Sleeping Bag
Yes, high quality bags will do better at 0-10F than lower quality fills. 800-900 FP down will save a bit of weight over 500-600 FP down, but in winter conditions, weight is not real important. Typi...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 9:25am

Re: Re:
"1) Is there substantial added value in going with the $60 Shimano Sedona versus the $20 Shimano AXULSA? Will the more expensive rod cast further assume the same 4lb mono on both and the same ...

In Fishing » Fly and Bubble Tips?
July 29, 3:40am

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Yup, peanut butter.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 29, 2:35am

RE: Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
40L is not to small for an 8-10 day trip. Or even a thru-hike with a resupply every 8-10 days. I did a 14 day trip along the NPT with a 2200ci(35L) Murmur with a 32F outfit. A similar 20F outfit wo...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 3:08pm

Re: Drool
Yeah, I will second the drool...well, sort'a;-) There are two basic issues that prevent me from going from a shaped tarp (similar to Yama Mountain Gear's Cirriform DW except a bit larger...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 28, 7:54am

Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
There are a lot of assumptions here that may not pan out in the real world. Jerry is measuring *only* emisivity of the four materials. There are other factors that effect how comfortable you will b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
July 27, 7:35am

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