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Kevin Babione (KBabione) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pennsylvania
About Me I live near Lancaster PA and do most of my backpacking in the central and north-central parts of the state.
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Babione

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Helinox Ground Chair
I have the Helinox Ground Chair. It's heavy - 22.3 ounces - but it's really comfortable. If I know I'm going to have a lot of time in camp sitting around a fire I'll throw it in m...

In GEAR » Camp Chairs?
August 03, 6:02am

Snow Peak Bowls
I have their older aluminum bowls and they nest a little too well at times - I've had problems getting them separated if they've been squished together. Putting a bandanna between them wil...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
July 23, 1:56pm

3-Season Top Quilt
Thanks for the explanation...Enjoy your project and have a great trip!

In Make Your Own Gear » 3-season top quilt
July 21, 3:59pm

3-Season Top Quilt
It looks great - I especially like your velcro tabs. What is the third picture - the one labeled "Kaula-aukon saa kuristettua kuminyörillä"? Google Translate tells me it's a &qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3-season top quilt
July 21, 12:51pm

Packing Pro App
Looks interesting - I have and use the Gram Weenie app and may purchase and play around with this one. One other note...You can get a full screenshot of your iPhone saved to your camera roll b...

In GEAR » User experience of "Packing Pro" app for gear and packing lists
July 14, 11:00am

Packa as Modified
Here's a photo of the back of my modified Packa: It's exactly what I requested and yes, I had the manufacturer do the modification. I don't have a great photo of it, but the fla...

In GEAR » Poncho-esque options?
July 13, 10:47am

The Packa without a Pack
I've been a Packa devotee ever since I got my first sil-nylon version. I now have an eVent one and just bought one in WPB Cuben. I would bring it as my only rain jacket and it always worked g...

In GEAR » Poncho-esque options?
July 10, 12:59pm

Cheaper Underquilt Idea
I think you're definitely going to want some way to anchor your sleeping bag in the Eno on both ends so that it doesn't slide to the middle (i.e. the lowest point) while you're sleeping...

In Hammocks » Possible downsides to my way cheaper underquilt idea??
July 01, 10:55am

Half Pyramid in a Storm
While you're setting up your rig in nice weather experiment with ways to use your rain/wind shell as an additional part of the tarp covering the top of your open end. When I used a tarp on the...

In GEAR » My new TN ltra 1 w/ net tent, half pyramid! SUL
June 23, 5:38am

Consider a Packa
In the conditions you're describing you really should include The Packa in your list. He offers silnylon, eVent, or cuben options, depending on how much you want to spend. The biggest advan...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 07, 3:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Babione

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
I'm a big guy and have the Ex Light in XXL - weighs 7.8 ounces. In addition to being a great piece of insulation to wear I've found that I can use it in my hammock as an extra top quilt by op...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 03, 1:42pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just finished reading the book - it's an enjoyable and quick read. I've got two weekend trips planned this spring with guys who have never backpacked in their lives. I'm passing the bo...

In Books and Media
March 28, 5:52am