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Richard DeLong (Legkohod) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Eastern Europe / Caucasus
About Me Citizen of the world. UL backpacker and mountain lover among other things. Did the PCT in 2009 ("Buckwheat"), blogged about it at BudgetPCT.blogspot.com. Hiked for 3.5 months through the mountains of Europe in 2011. More to come.
CityKiev / Tbilisi
CountryUkraine / Georgia / USA
My Website URLhttp://Legkohod.com

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All Forum Posts by Richard DeLong

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Re: cycling across America
I would look for a roomier enclosure than just a bivy sack or small net tent for a long-distance cycling trip. I don't think you can cycle 12-13 hours a day like thru-hikers walk, so you'll...

In GEAR » cycling across America
November 25, 9:06pm

follow-up on Trailstar config
I got my new Trailstar in the mail today and tried a few different setups, including the one described in the previous post. Turns out all the theory I wrote about above is completely accurate....

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar thread.
November 25, 7:52pm

Re: Shoe durability tips
>>> "- If you are going to be on hard surfaces day-in-day-out, then I'd recommend either a GoLite shoe (note the associated problems above) or a lightweight trail runner or "...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Footwear Competition and Fire Reviews
November 19, 7:39am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Icebreaker, Patagonia, Smartwool
November 17, 4:35pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Making Room Sale
November 09, 1:08pm

one finger
"My only goal is to be able to hold my pack with one finger." You mean like this?:)))) (8 lbs. baseweight in MLD Zip pack) I'd love to to a show-and-tell and talk about how d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Working at going UL
November 07, 8:26am

Arm chaps?
I am a fan of poncho tarps used in conjunction with leg chaps when appropriate. Anyone heard of "arm chaps" to keep the arms dry when in poncho mode? Should be easy to make...

In GEAR » Arm chaps?
November 06, 9:34am

alpine photos
I, too, will indulge myself in a selection of alpine photos from exploits of 2008-2009: View from Crimea's highest peak, Roman Kosh (1545 m): May view towards Ukraine's highest peak...

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
November 06, 9:25am

Re: you are welcome
Mike, I've got a lot of UL gear including MLD and Zpacks packs, a bivy sack, Bush Buddy stove, Caldera Cone, JRB quilts, Pro 90 quilt, scale, etc. -- enough to outfit me and my wife in a variet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Working at going UL
November 06, 8:49am

Re: 30% Off Select Inov-8 Shoes
"2. Select from the Roclite 370, 390 GTX, Mudclaws, or the Roclite 315 (color silver) models. " What about the other clearance models on the page? Does this apply to 310, 300, 335, 320?

In Gear Deals » 30% Off Select Inov-8 Shoes
November 06, 8:34am

All Reader Reviews by Richard DeLong

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Klymit Inertia X Frame
This is a preliminary review that will be updated later this spring/summer when I get more experience with the sleeping pad outdoors. I will post what I know so far in order to help answer people'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 29, 10:32am

Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
This is a preliminary review based on testing the Palisade on my balcony. I'll be using it all summer in the mountains of Europe and will update the review later this summer. The quilt is beaut...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
March 29, 10:30am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I have seen no other pad that is as comfortable for the weight. True, for most people the Nightlight is not thick enough, but then use two! I doubt you will find a softer, more comfortable pad for the...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 01, 10:16am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I liked this pad while it lasted. After maybe 10 or 20 nights it developed a leak that I could not detect even under water. I think I have had it with inflatable pads...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 27, 5:06am

BMW pro 90 balaclava
Like the previous reviewer, I did a modification of the Pro-90 hood. I cut the front piece all the way down and sewed on omnitape velcro (doesn't catch on clothes). I also modified the elastic cor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 10:29am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I have been wearing these for two years. They are very warm and comfortable for their weight and do not stink up. Before them I'd tried several different kinds of gloves, such as polipropilene and...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 22, 8:23am

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
DISCLAIMER: this is a pack that came out in 2007-2008 and was seen as a sturdy and robust pack for the SUL spirit of the times. This model has sinced been replaced by more robust packs that probably c...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 28, 7:09am

Oware
I recently tried to make an order on bivysack.com and sent a couple of messages to Oware regarding my order. I have not received any replies regarding my issue and am not sure that the order followed ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 04, 7:00am

MLD Trailstar
My Trailstar weighs 468 grams, not 650 g as the previous poster stated. That's with the included linelocks and seam-sealing, but without the included rope for tie-outs. You could cut off the 10 li...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 07, 8:10am

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
I have used the bivy sack extensively, especially while thru-hiking the PCT. It works. The long length is great for 6'3'', and the width is great. I have the full netting option and used i...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 03, 4:20am