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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: 10 "Essentials"
Here is my take, For some reason you have missed: Sleeping bag or quilt Shelter (tent, bivy or tarp) Water treatment (filter, chemicals or UV...OK, maybe not essential...) For trips of a coup...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 8:17am

Fly and Bubble Tips?
Toby, you have some pretty good advice, already. 1) Light Leader (7x-5x) 2) Length of leader (from float) 2'-8' 3) Cast well beyond your t weight target, fish in streams often drift up a...

In Fishing » Fly and Bubble Tips?
July 16, 4:50am

Re: Re: Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
Ya know, I usually only go with myself and sometimes one other person I call me.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 15, 5:50pm

Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
I don't think I will be getting one antime soon. 27oz+ is way too heavy.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 15, 2:57pm

Packing Questions
I usually pack my sleeping cloths (long johns,) sleeping socks, down jacket and bag into one compression/dry sack. I have another dry sack for my food. I do not really care if I dump my canoe and g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » packing questions
July 15, 12:05pm

Delmar's Poll
Thanks, Delmar! Roger wrote: " my opinion is the potential health hazard created by possible contamination on your hands when you don't use TP..." Well, if you are a health...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 15, 7:03am

Boat Pics: 2 CanoeYaks
OK, Here are two pics: Note that the older one has a LOT of miles on it. It went on the NFCT with me and was across Lake Champlain. This is the one without a seat. It is 28" at the gunnel...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 28, 10:53am

Re: Go for it!
OK. I got back last Monday but the weather was pretty lousy. Nice day today so I will dig out the boats and take a few pics for you guys.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 28, 10:20am

Re: Tight tights
I agree. Tight base layers can lead to getting cold. They are fine when hiking, not too great for sleeping.

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 27, 4:11pm

Re: AAaarrggghhh!
I did the same. My base weight is 9 pounds. My 5 day total is about 16 pounds.

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 27, 3:06pm

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