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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: Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
Three days is sort-of a long time. If it was dry then it probably needs some heat. Down responds well to fairly high heats. The *shell* and zipper are the limiting factors for heat so be carefull y...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
June 05, 11:59am

Re: GG Gorilla 2014
Maybe...a lot will depend on your insulation. The Hugger #3, long johns and down sweater all get into one compression sack. Food goes into the Bear Ball. Insulation gets packed on top with every th...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla 2014
June 05, 4:06am

Re: More ?'s
Yeah, that probably true without any wind screen or heat shield. Heat is pretty much additive up to about 200-205F or so. Then Air humidity has a bit to do with it. In a cone for example, some of t...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 04, 9:31am

Re: boiling efficiencies
Jesse, generally it is more efficient to use a larger pot. That said, it is only because the larger pot has more surface area for accumulating heat. There are limits to this, naturally. But, genera...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 03, 7:07am

Re: titanium vs aluminum
Contrary to popular myth, aluminum pots of identical sizes and guages as titanium pots are lighter. Al atomic weight is about 27. Ti atomic weight is 48. The Ti pots are stronger for the same t...

In GEAR » Solo Pot ?'s
June 03, 5:07am

Re: How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
You will find EN ratings to be accurate within their parameters. They use a pad, thick wool socks and long johns (and a balaclava?) on the test dummy. You can look at this as taking the numbers and...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 23, 4:59am

Re: adding pad holders to existing pack
Yes, certainly possible. To use a pad as a frame requires some different streses on the pad. I use a 5 layer nightlight pad (or Nunatak Luna pad,) meshed together so the bumps act as an interloc...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding pad holders to existing pack
May 22, 7:20am

Re: LONG TRAIL Unsupported hike 2014. Need to know best pack to use for the weight.
See Sectionhiker.com. He has a writeup about the Long Trail using a Mariposa. I was planning to use a Gorilla this summer. June is "iffy" with blackflies. A later hatch can often put t...

In GEAR » LONG TRAIL Unsupported hike 2014. Need to know best pack to use for the weight.
May 22, 4:05am

Re: Pack for 45 lbs
Hey, Rodney, it sounds like you have an older pre-2012 model. This verion of the Mariposa did not do well with 45 pounds. The newer versions are *much* better.

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 22, 3:59am

Pack for 40+pound loads
Philip Werner at Sectionhiker.com is planning an 18 day trip through the Whites with a Mariposa. The Gossamer Gear Gorilla has nearly the same suspension, and last week I went through the St. Regis...

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 21, 6:00pm

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