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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: No arrow shafts in the Arc
Could be. I don't have one. If the mesh doesn't carry any load, why does Joe use it? He would not add something that does not help support the pack somehoh. I would guess that it actually w...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: "The Plan"
I think I would add a couple mini-muddlers. Also some mini-split shot for some really swift water where you want to get down. A few bare hooks, likely size 10 and size 12 will let you add any live ...

In Fishing » Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
May 07, 2:35pm

Re: Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
Thanks, Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 07, 11:09am

Re: No good cabon packs?
No, I just got a Gorilla to use this year...maybe next year. Anyway, the overall frame is still a couple arrow shafts with some mesh as padding. This will waste space and the pack itself is not...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 9:03am

The SOL Escape Bivvy
Thanks, Richard! I don't thnk it would hold up too well in the ADK's, the rest of the North east and north west. But it looks pretty good for dryer areas as a shelter/bivy. In cold temps...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
May 07, 8:29am

Re: Re: Love it
I used a NightLite pad, cut down and taped with interlocking bumps, for about 5 years. It works OK. As I got a bit older, I got a NeoAir and never looked back. WAY more comfortable...as comfortabl...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
May 07, 4:02am

Re: Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
The biggest problem with CF frames is not the manufacture, it is the flexability both in use and in application. If it is a stiff frame, you might simply reproduce this with a simple piece of 1/4&q...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 06, 6:29am

Re: Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
I used tyvek back when there wasn't a BPL. About 30 years ago I worked as a master carpenter/cabinet maker and would pick up scraps around the job. I just wraped the cornes around a small stone...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 05, 5:19am

how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
I used to do 30 pounds all the time. I still do at the start of a 3 week trip. And, I use a much smaller pack. I often carry a GG Miniposa, though it is only rated at 25 pounds. The load ratings of...

In GEAR » how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
May 05, 4:17am

Ultralight Shelters
Tarping is not a whole lot different from tenting. Tents are enclosed, warm, and dry. Tarps are open, cooler, and sometimes buggier. Getting used to sleeping out tarping is really no different...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
May 03, 4:03pm

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