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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: Aluminized cuben
Thanks, Richard. Terran, I think what he is saying is it won't make a good roof on shelters, it is not durable enough. But, it is almost as good as a space blanket and far more durable as an...

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben vs DP VS75 and Others
June 23, 6:32am

Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
Actually, plain old SilNylon at 1.3oz/yd is stronger. I use a coating of mineral spirits and silicone caulk to achieve arond a 4000 - 5000 mm HH. It adds about .2-.3oz/yd for the same or better hyd...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
June 22, 10:49am

Can I have suggestions for a lighter pack (got parameters)
Actually, for the lighter weight you mention in your second note, you can go with a Gossamer Gear Mariposa @ Medium: 29.1 oz. (825 g) and about 60L, but, the volume is highly under rated since they...

In GEAR » Can I have suggestions for a lighter pack (got parameters)
June 22, 10:36am

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

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