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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. GG Trail Ambassador.
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All Forum Posts by James Marco

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Re: Fabric Testing and a Few Surprises
Hi Gary, Thanks for testing these. Something you did not test for was resistance/recovery to stretching. Perhaps by weighting one side with 100kg, then testing?? This is always a problem with ny...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric Testing and a Few Surprises
May 11, 8:36am

Re: Wider pot bases
Anything around 5-6" is good. I think the 1.3L is around 5.5". Larger and it it can dissipate heat almost as much as it absorbs heat. Heat absorption/dissipation both happen except wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 10, 10:19am

Re: One more try
Like I say, everyone wheres a pack a little differently. If you need a small gap to keep it comfortable, so what? If it drops a little, so what? If it rides best a little high, so what? YOU have to...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 10, 7:18am

Re: Re: Re: Efficiency
Bob is correct. It looks like you are wasting a lot of heat. Turn it down. Typically 5g is pretty good for most stoves. Only a few can hit 4gm. The Caffin stove got about 4.5gm for ten runs. The S...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 10, 5:03am

Re: Re: Re: How should my backpack fit?
"James Marco, my pack definitely doesn't fit like that. But the attachment points are not on the top of the bag like yours are." Not to worry. Everybody prefers to carry a load a b...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 10, 4:36am

Re: How should my backpack fit?
Pics would help. Generally, your shoulder harness should pretty much hug you. Most of the weight should be on your hips/lower back, not on your front shoulders, back shoulders, or spine. While t...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 09, 4:02pm

Re: Re: Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
400grit carborundum paper(wet/dry,) not common sandpaper, works best. I just sanded the black "roughness" off making the pot less susceptible to scorching/sticking. I don't think ste...

In GEAR » Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
May 09, 6:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
"... However, get it up to red heat and it goes into a super-plastic flow state, and you can form (bend) it like wow." Yeah, like most metals, it forms fairly easily, hot. Anyway, &quo...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 09, 5:54am

Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Roger, yup, it is tough stuff. I don't mind using it where it is not subject to getting bent and repairing it by simply unbending it. Pots are a good example. It does not take compressive b...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 08, 10:51am

Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Yup. I fell on it, bent it and cracked the edge down about an inch when I tried to pull it out. This was an older ti pot with no lid that cost me ~$80 at the time. I was super pissed off and got ri...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 08, 8:19am

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