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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: John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
I nice article with some great pics. Thanks, guys!

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
July 01, 3:20am

Re: reply
Yup. Keep it under 30# and you can just use a foam pad as David says. That is exactly what I do, too. My typical base weight is between 8-11 pounds, depending. My food adds up to more, usually. Any...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Suspension Questions
June 25, 5:27pm

Re: Do you pack a pillow?
I am with Charles. I never pack a pillow. I use my sleeping bag sack and a sit-lite pad. The pad is from Gossamer Gear, about 1.75oz. It doubles as backpack padding. For small packs, around 2200ci,...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 12:26pm

Re: WTB: Lightweight Backpack ~60-70L
Look at the Mariposa on This years BPL pick.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightweight Backpack ~60-70L
June 24, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: open country 3-cup This is for the more traditional K-Mart Grease Pot. It weighs about 3.75oz stock but can be modified. 1) Smash the lid...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
June 24, 5:26pm

Re: Real Carabiner
?? OK. I don't use a carabiner for that. Simply tie a figure 8 knot. For hangs, I use a tiny ti nightize, or double clip. Smallest available is usually in sets. I loop this through and clip ...

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 24, 5:32am

Re: Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
David, I am going to bookmark this article for sure! Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
June 24, 5:04am

Re: !!
I am not sure of the brand/model. I have one exactly like it. It was made back in the 50's I think. At least I have had it for many many years and it was picked up at the Salvation Army store, ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: 7" aluminum frypan 3oz
June 23, 10:07am

Aluminized Cuben vs DP VS75 and Others
Thanks, again!

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben vs DP VS75 and Others
June 23, 9:44am

Re: Aluminized cuben
Yes. The new material(DP VS75) did not perform well in the flex test, but maintained reflectivity.

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben vs DP VS75 and Others
June 23, 7:08am

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