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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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Blocking Ads for Lifetime Members
It's not a fake...It's a self-portrait!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Blocking Ads for Lifetime Members
December 30, 8:35am

Backpacking Holiday Gifts for Children
I have 7 year-old twin girls who are very similar. This year they both received adjustable CF trekking poles from Costco. Other thoughts: Headlamp Sleeping pad (Ridgerest Sol) Hammock (Gran...

In Gear Swap » WTB christmas gifts for my 5yo
December 08, 6:00pm

RX100 M2
I have the RX100 M2 and have been blown away by the quality of the images - it's my first foray into a P&S that cost more than $300 since I went digital. Well worth the extra money. The...

In Photography » New camera suggestions
December 05, 1:25pm

Gatewood Cape
So - take me up on my offer, if only to see the footprint of the GC when it's set up in your back yard. I'm a big guy - 6 feet tall and 250+ lbs - and I was a little skeptical about having...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 05, 12:26pm

Gatewood Cape
Duane, Like Dale I've moved up to hammocks, but I have a Gatewood Cape (seam sealed - that was a pain) that I've used a couple of times that I'm happy to loan you to try if you'd...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 05, 10:35am

Fire Starters - Trick Birthday Candle
While not directly on-topic, I use a trick birthday candle for lighting my fires, whether in a fire ring or in my wood-burning stove. It lights quickly using my lighter and then I'm not reachi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire starters
November 03, 12:33pm

dp Hammock Gear
The only thing I've ordered from them were their bug nets - I bought three of them. They work well - I've got toggles installed on my ridgeline so I can easily slide the bug net around and...

In Hammocks » Cheap UL hammocks on eBay
October 29, 10:34am

Byers Mosquito Hammock
I have two of these in my collection of hammocks and often give one to first-timers who want to try sleeping in a hammock. One of the really nice things about it is that you can flip it over (so t...

In Hammocks » Considering trying hanging
October 18, 3:54pm

Carbon-Fiber Toggles
I just weighed them... My scale only goes to the gram level, but here are the results: Carbon fiber toggle - 1 gram Aluminum toggle - 2 grams I just ordered a set of aluminum toggles to r...

In Hammocks » Carbon-Fiber Toggles
October 10, 1:41pm

Carbon-Fiber Toggles
I picked up some carbon-fiber toggles for my hammock setup (Marlin Spike Hitch) and was surprised after my last night when I noticed both of them were crushed in the middle... The "knot...

In Hammocks » Carbon-Fiber Toggles
October 10, 12:15pm

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