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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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Best solution for wind and tick/bug protection
I'm writing this on behalf of adventurous friends in Russia who are looking for shelter ideas for groups of 2-3 people. The primary problems to resolve are wind protection in tundra areas and l...

In GEAR » Best solution for wind and tick/bug protection
January 26, 10:51pm

MYOG down quilts
Could you tell some more about these quilts -- materials used, etc. Photos would also be most welcome.

In Gear Swap » Gear Closet
January 26, 7:53am

poles
I'm interested. What size are these?

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles
January 24, 8:32am

YakTrax
What size are they?

In Gear Swap » Closet cleaning (trail runners, sleeping bags, ice axe, jackets and other) for sale
December 08, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
I think a lot depends on specific winter conditions, such as snow depth and temperatures. Generally I prefer my regular trail runners (bigger size to accommodate thicker socks) with Rocky gore-tex ...

In GEAR » Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
December 05, 2:20pm

Re: How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
Aargh. But thanks very much for the link.

In Make Your Own Gear » How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
December 05, 12:48pm

update
List has been updated. Only a few things are still for sale: Scarpa boots; Vaude backpack; Montbell vest.

In Gear Swap » Sweet Gear Surplus Sale
December 05, 12:33pm

soft tyvek
That looks like soft tyvek - the stuff they make coveralls out of. It's more breathable than Homewrap and better suited to bivies, probably.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG TYVEKBIVY 02
December 04, 5:55pm

Bug shelter for 2
I've tried a number of different bug defenses, and now that there are two of us hiking, that complicates things a bit. But I believe bug shelters are one area where an ounce or two more weight ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug shelter for 2
December 04, 5:50pm

How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
I recently bought a bunch of these: http://myebestbuy.com/plasticsnapfasteners-1.aspx Does anyone have experience using these? They seem to be the same snaps that are used on Montbell UL down cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
December 04, 5:39pm

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