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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: Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
With Cuben, I have always been a long standing fan of the bonding methode. As a carpenter/cabinetmaker you kind'a learn to trust adhesives. But, Nick was from North Sails. He obviously knew his...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 03, 4:40pm

Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
Actually, the best way to attach cuben together is to use both sewing AND bonding.

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 03, 2:22pm

Re: Re: 900 Fill Down - Worth it or Wets Out Too Easily?
Well, if you only need it around camp, or, to extend the range of your sleeping bag, then the extra 3oz for the 900fill is probably a good deal for you. But, if you need it for hiking, also, it wil...

In GEAR » 900 Fill Down - Worth it or Wets Out Too Easily?
June 03, 12:17pm

Re: Walking Still in the Desert
Nice Story. Thanks Drew!

In Editor's Roundtable » Walking Still in the Desert
June 03, 3:04am

Re: re: Esbit burner testing
Try it, you'll like it. It is an upgraded BGET with heat focusing tunnel/pot holder built in. Good to excellent efficiency.

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 12:47pm

tarp -> tent
Looks great, Matt! Reusing old stuff can really keep the price down, and add a lot of functionality. I never really cared for the side doorways, simply because they seem to let in so much wind and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tarp -> tent
June 02, 5:21am

Re: Trekking poles up hill adjustment
Unfortunately, no pics, But I place the pole (I only use one) at my foot level, then help push up as I step UP on any inclines that do not require scrambling. Every step I repeat the process, not e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
June 01, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Mids in Wind, Storms @D D
Well, it is a simple matter of physics. The longer guy line decreases the angle of incidence on the tent, resulting in more drag on the tent. As Steve was saying, it turns the staking into more of ...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
June 01, 6:58pm

Re: Silnylon advise needed
Silnylon is only made by maybe 4-5 manufacturers in East Asia. So, chances are, all the stuff will be the same or fairly equivalent. Some is a silicon/polyurethane blend. I know this is possible if...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon advise needed
June 01, 7:03am

Re: Mids in Wind, Storms
Actually, it depends more on the ground, type of stake, and length of guy lines. Of course sand is not a real good anchor. Like snow, stakes don't take a good bite. Nor are lots of rocks an...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 31, 1:28pm

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