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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 Hiked for 3.5 months through the mountains of Europe in 2011. More to come.
CityKiev / Tbilisi
CountryUkraine / Georgia / USA
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All Forum Posts by Richard DeLong

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Re: Dimensions
Answers: 1) That is a 2-person Heetsheets emergency blanket. Its width is 56 inches. The effective width there is about 48 inches. My poles are extended to about 137 cm in the photo. 2) Yes, ...

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar thread.
December 16, 7:09pm

Re: Re: RE: accessories update
#3, 9, and 10 pending sale to Dave... #1 and 8 pending sale to Jim...

In Gear Swap » "All Those Little Accessories" Sale
December 16, 7:05pm

Re: RE: accessories update
Sorry BJ, I just mailed off the first group today!:)

In Gear Swap » "All Those Little Accessories" Sale
December 16, 6:17pm

Re: "MLD TrailStar thread."
The slit is wide enough to step in and out fairly easily. Halfway down the seams of each of the 5 sides are hooks, and two of these can be connected with a carabiner. The best way to secure the fla...

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar thread.
December 16, 4:30pm

Re: follow-up on Trailstar config
"Trailstar as mid" picture: Good tension on all sides with ample space inside for 1 or 2 people. Field testing is imminent... Now, here's how we can use 2 poles to all...

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar thread.
December 16, 3:50pm

Re: Re: re: design
And I doubt that pyrolysis -- anaerobic burning at 500 C producing charcoal, not ash -- can really take place in such a small container.

In Make Your Own Gear » Worldstove: Beaner stove
December 16, 3:29pm

accessories update
I have some takers for individual items, but is anyone interested in the entire lot? If not, then tomorrow I will offer individual items to those who have expressed interest.

In Gear Swap » "All Those Little Accessories" Sale
December 15, 8:17pm

I found out about this stove when researching biochar. I wonder how the burn temperature compares to the Bush Buddy and how the type of burning (with or without oxygen?) compares to the Bush Buddy.

In Make Your Own Gear » Worldstove: Beaner stove
December 15, 2:51pm

attention Craig Ramos (zomarzi)
Craig, I can't contact you now, so please give me your e-mail address or write me at delong rick gmail com. I offered to ship the package to you overseas for an additional $3 (so $38). If yo...

In Gear Swap » "All Those Little Accessories" Sale
December 14, 9:51pm

e-mail glitch
I apologize for this problem. For some reason my e-mail program did not download to my computer the two PMs that I received on these items. I was alerted to this by a member who was interested in t...

In Gear Swap » "All Those Little Accessories" Sale
December 14, 1:34pm

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

I recently tried to make an order on 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