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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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There are a lot of variables that can effect the efficiency numbers. Oxygen content of the air will effect the efficiency of the burns. Humidity. Ambient temperature. Surface you put the stove on. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 5:03pm

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

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