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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: august
>> "there is no room for error..." << I hiked the Colorado CDT 2 years back (almost the CT), and it was my first thru-hike. We were going north and met a lot of SoBos on th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » colorado trail july vs september
April 07, 11:24pm

There are women...
About 1 in 4 PCT thru-hikers in 2009 were women. On shorter hikes in more accessible locations about 1 in 3 backpackers is a woman. On day hikes in very accessible locations as many as 1 in ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 07, 11:01pm

Different models = different sizes
See this for reference: http://wiki.backpackinglight.com/Inov-8 I've worn 320s and 315s. I am normally a size 12.5, and size 13 320s were perfect for me. Size 13.5 or 14 315s were perfect fo...

In Other Activities » Inov-8 sizing
April 07, 10:42pm

I can help with your longitudinal study
I am willing to help with your longitudinal study. All I need from you is 9 different tarps (3 cuben, 3 spinnaker, 3 silnylon). The rest I can take care of myself -- using the tarps extensively...

In GEAR » SURVEY REPORT: THE MYTHS OF TARP DURABILITY
April 07, 9:27am

Re: wood fires at altitude
I've used my BushBuddy ONLY at altitude (8000-12000, Colorado CDT), so I can't compare to lower altitudes, but it seemed to work just fine, once we learned to light it properly.

In GEAR » Bushbuddy/Ti-Tri at altitude?
April 07, 9:09am

Challenges of the thru-hiker life
Having hiked the PCT in 2009 and being a kind of armchair psychologist, I have a lot to say about this topic. I met a lot of folks on the PCT last summer and met different categories of people with...

In Philosophy & Technique » How does one become a thru-hiker?
April 07, 8:53am

WTB Aircore 1 cord
Anyone have 50 feet of Aircore 1 cord (uncut) that they don't need? or maybe something of similar weight and diameter? (1 mm) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/aircore...

In Gear Swap » WTB Aircore 1 cord
March 16, 12:37pm

Re: Beaner is 1/4 of a free Beaner to a poor person
>> "Considering that the best I was able to do with a home-made double-walled woodstove resulted in less than half the cook-time, I am interested anyway." Yeah, but the Beaner pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Worldstove: Beaner stove
December 21, 11:20am

Re: re: more data please
Most people's issues with the Torsolite seem to be about the narrow width. If you're a skinny guy, it probably won't matter. I did the PCT this year with a set of GG pads weighing 2...

In GEAR » nightlight torso + thinlight
December 18, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Inov-8 durability
Aha, another 2009 PCT'er wearing 315s! And I thought I was the only one... ("Buckwheat"). I had practically the exact same experience with my 315s and sent home 2 used pairs that I...

In GEAR » Inov-8 durability
December 18, 10:25pm

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