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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: Re: Esbit going stale
Yes. Solid fuel tablets (Esbit, Bluet, likely some others) are Hexamine or close derivatives (1,2,3 trioxane for example.) They can pick up moisture from the atmosphere or hygroscopic. The tablets ...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 31, 6:53am

Re: Re: The curious case of Scout vs. Duplex
"That being said, it's surprising that the Scout 2 is only a few oz heavier than the duplex for a similar amount of livable space." Yeah, well..."Them's fightin' words...

In GEAR » The curious case of Scout vs. Duplex
May 30, 6:02am

Re: Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load"
Well, The Osprey people seem to know what they are doing. Their packs carry really well at heavy weights, ie, >30 pounds. They are fairly cool against your back with the slight penalty (as with ...

In GEAR » Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load
May 30, 5:06am

Re: Re: FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
..."They tend to change the fabric from year to year. That is not all necessarily good or bad, but you have to stay on your toes about which one you are looking at. As was mentioned, the spinn...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
May 29, 12:39pm

Re: Re: FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
Bob is correct. I finally got through to SectionHiker, and that year the Murmur was most likely silicon nylon. The G5 *did* have taller pockets (and a larger overall volume by what I can tell.) So,...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
May 29, 10:38am

Re: Murmur?
Yup, Sorry...I think Philip is having trouble with his site this morn...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
May 29, 4:49am

Re: Pack
Looks like an old G5 or Whisper. If Jonathan doesn't want it, I will take it. I destroyed my old G5/spinnaker a few years ago. Looking to revamp my old SUL kit.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Backpack
May 29, 3:11am

Re: Re: Opening BV450
Drop it first. In cold weather the lid tends to stick a bit to the body. Dropping it will usually shock it loose. Then I set it between my feet, press and turn a little. This clears the tab. Then i...

In GEAR » Opening BV450
May 29, 3:01am

Re: Two Types of Mineral Spirits
Yes, there are actually more than 10 types but I won't go into all that. For turpentine, this is an old fashioned naval product. It was made from pine trees usually, Southern Yellow Pine notabl...

In GEAR » Silicone and Mineral Spirts Problem
May 28, 6:40pm

The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
Well, you have a lot of suggestions and a lot to think about. So, I won't do that, giving you more choices. 1) Think durability. Any good manufacturer can produce a light tent for less tha...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
May 28, 12:33pm

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