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Kevin Babione (KBabione) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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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

Devil's Path
The Devil's Path looks perfect for Steve, but only if he's able to go at night in a snowstorm...He really enjoys a good challenge! We had a trip with him in November. The entire group e...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New York State Weekend Backpacking
May 13, 8:56am

Flyweight Knives - Coming Back
Greg - Thanks for posting that you'll be back and that we didn't scare you off. Like Ian, I'll be keeping an eye out for when you have stock. I'd like to buy a knife for each of m...

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
April 09, 3:33pm

ZPacks Arc Zip Torso Height
Joe used to have a photo describing how to measure the torso height on the website but I can't find it any more. I have the Arc Zip in a tall (22" torso) and it fits me perfectly. I'...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Zip Torso Height?
April 09, 3:30pm

More Durable Bread Bags - Costco (Where Else?)
The next time you're at Costco pick up a couple of the bags they have on rolls in the meat department. They're big and pretty tough.

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 24, 1:43pm

Piss in Boot
I'm glad you were able to share my tale. It was actually foul weather (with my tarp pitched low and near the hammock) that led me to try this technique. Getting in and out of a hammock with t...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 22, 7:41am

Flyweight Knives
Matthew - I just had a message from Greg and he said he's sold more knives today than he usually does in a month! Thanks again for the original post.

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 17, 7:22pm

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