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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: Thermodynamics with down
> moistures increases conduction, speeds it up Sort of wrong. What moisture normally does to down is to degrade the structure so the down structure collapses and doesn't trap nearly as muc...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 16, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Yeah, I agree with Roger. But I believe that the forces applied approach infinite across the tent fly as it pulls down on the fabric. Even if you apply the tape under tension, as was suggested, it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 6:32am

Re: Looks good on paper
For extream cold that probably works. Anything much less than 10F to 20F will, by definition, be dry. Water freezes at about 32F, give or take (a lot of variables, altitude, meineral content of the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 14, 8:07am

Re: Suggestions for a 4 - 5 day hike in the Northeast
Many of the trails in the ADK's High Peaks Area are really well populated. It is not unusual to see 8-10 people per day. There are a few lean-to's, but many are not really receptive to shar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for a 4 - 5 day hike in the Northeast
August 14, 5:38am

Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
There are a couple considerations that you might have overlooked, Pierre. 1) Balling: In winds with snow, I would get ice balls on the poles where they slipped into the sleeves. (Often, increasin...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 14, 5:06am

Re: bear resistant containers
In the heavily used areas of the ADK's, these rules make sense because they LIMIT the number of nights you can spend. St. Regis, High Peaks are way over populated as are the state campgrounds. ...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
August 13, 3:21pm

Re: gossamer gear zippered top pocket
Well, there are problems with removing the pocket, entirely. You can remove the zipper and the inside of the flap. Removing the outside will likely result in some durability issues. This isn't ...

In GEAR » gossamer gear zippered top pocket
August 12, 2:29pm

Re: Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
Well, there are a lot of things that could account for the cold spots. 1) Near EN limit for comfort. Comfort means a lot of different things to different people. That is a tough call. I sleep a bi...

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 7:01am

Re: Re: Thermodynamics with down
There are insulations and there are insulations. Down is far better than synthetics but it can be worse. When it is wet for example. You don't change the down, you simply remove the loft. S...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 11, 9:46am

Data ponts for Caldera Cone
Here is one set of data points that seems to indicate that the Caldera cone will do slightly better in a mild (<5-10mph) wind. I mounted the cone 1/2" higher (on some plywood shims, actuall...

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
August 01, 10:13pm

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 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