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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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Notches in the rocks
Often, if it weren't for notches like that, for hanging ropes, rails, and other helpers, places would be entirely inaccessible, or the death toll for visiting them would be much higher. I perso...

In Editor's Roundtable » Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon Photo Essay
September 03, 3:33am

report?
Yeah, waiting for that report. Just a bit of friendly encouragement from a fellow report writer:-)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Weeks in the Pyrenees
July 02, 2:16am

Side sleeper
Interesting. I'm also a side sleeper, and that's precisely why I like the Klymit so much.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit Inertia X Frame
July 02, 1:45am

WTB Inov-8
If anyone has some inov-8 trail runners in size 13 or 14 US, please let me know. I am particularly interested in 310s size 13 and 315s size 14. (Shipping to U.S. address)

In Gear Swap » WTB Inov-8
June 12, 2:56am

Darn Tough
Thanks, Bill. I'm sure those are nice. I often hike in Darn Tough merino and like them a lot, but I'm looking for a thin sock lighter than anything Darn Tough makes, as far as I can tell fr...

In GEAR » Simple sock recommendation needed
May 30, 6:20pm

Simple sock recommendation needed
I've been studying socks for a few hours and my mind's starting to spin. I just need a simple recommendation or set of recommendations. What I'm looking for is a sock that is as quick-d...

In GEAR » Simple sock recommendation needed
May 30, 5:48pm

Testing Esbit tablets for arctic and alpine applications
I just wanted to record the results of my test for other BPL users. I was trying to simulate late summer arctic and subarctic conditions. I cooled 0.5 L of water to several degrees above freezi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Testing Esbit tables for arctic and alpine applications
May 27, 7:11am

poncho weight
Yes, 200g for my version of it. I rarely wear it without a pack. It's floppy in the back without one and the arm holes drift forward further down the arms. It's certain okay though.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 23, 3:32pm

ponchos again
Wim, I've used the Golite poncho too. The difference in functionality between that and the mountain rain poncho is very substantial... In the Golite, you have ends flapping about in the wind an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 23, 2:13pm

proper poncho for inclement conditions
Yes, that's precisely the sort of poncho I have, based on the Roger Caffin's article of some years back: full-length sleaves, drawcord around the bottom, covers pack fully, front zip with v...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 23, 7:04am

All Reader Reviews by Richard DeLong

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I got these in a long version (I am 6'3'') and they weigh exactly 200 grams together. I have nothing bad to say about them. Once you get the hang of it the locking mechanism is easy to use...

In Trekking Poles
May 09, 2:14pm

Marmot Kompressor
My pack actually weighs 240 g, so a bit under the listed weight. I have analyzed the pack's design and have found many places with weight and durability overkill (heavy-duty webbing and buckles, h...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 1:40pm

Osprey Talon 44
It weighs 1.1 kg (2 lbs 7 oz), which seemed unbelievably light when I bought it. Now I'm moving to a true UL backpack soon, but the Talon 44 has served me pretty well with loads of 10-15 kg. T...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 21, 10:48am

Vaude Hogan Ultralight
The Vaude Hogan Ultralight two-man tent is a great sub-4 lbs (1.7 kg) tent that seems to be little known outside of Europe. It is easy to set up and has an innovative "three leg" design.&quo...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 20, 4:23pm