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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: Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
Well, I was assuming some good pack cloth, maybe PU coated. Of course this would be worst case. I am sure you could do better...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 07, 6:54am

Re: re: sharpening
I will second the sandpaper. 2000grit finishing paper (carborundum wet/dry) weighs only 2-3 grams and a piece can be wrapped around a stick for sharpening. I find it in the automotive supplies next...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 07, 5:34am

Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
I believe this is a good idea from an organizational point of view. Steal a thought from LuxuryLite and make some front opening pouches. This will make stuff a little easier to get at. But a rou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 07, 4:55am

Re: Fire Ball
Yeah, I have used a SVEA for almost 40 years (boy it doesn't seem that long.) Anyway, when I traded for some flies I had tied, I got a fuel bottle and a pair of caps from Optimus. The one had a...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 8:43pm

Re: Svea 123
Well, I never had a problem with my SVEA. It does take a bit of attention to the weather when filling it, though. A full tank will last about 70-80 minutes on high. About 2-3 hours on medium...say ...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 2:03pm

150-250 Mile Trails in US?
Well, if you want to head into the ADK's, ther are a few options. The Nothville-Placid trail is about 135mi long. It takes about 9 days to hike it. If you do any fishing,about two weeks. The...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 150-250 Mile Trails in US?
March 06, 6:04am

Good Report
Matthew, well done, again. You state my concerns with synthetic blends quite well. The "jury is out" on this one. I agree that good design trumps new materials. But, it should never be...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 05, 6:44am

Re: 950 Fill Power?
Fill power is basically a measument of loft. They only are performed under selativly strict guide lines, though. They do NOT take into account real world conditions for a sleeping bag. The EN stand...

In Make Your Own Gear » 950 Fill Power?
March 04, 6:10am

Re: Re: Updated Cat Curve Spreadsheet
Well, I don't believe the diffrence between metric and english is all that great. After all, it is all the same thing we try to measure. For some things the english measuments are far superior....

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
March 03, 9:06am

Re: Stanco grease pot mods
One mod you seem to have overlooked was the heat exchanger rings dimpled into the bottom of the pot. ~5 seems to work best because they are easy to clean. You get around a 15% improvement in boil t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kmart Grease Pot tips and mods?
March 01, 6:00am

All Reader Reviews by James Marco

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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