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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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UVM Wilderness Trek Alumni
I did my post above about two weeks ago and my fears have been confirmed...Carrying 50+ pounds on the Long Trail convinced everyone who's ever gone on a Wilderness Trek program that backpacking...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any UVM Wilderness Trek Alumni Out There?
July 02, 6:05am

The Packa and the Murmur
I have an XL eVent Packa that I use with my Murmur without any problems. There's a cinch cord around the pack cover portion that you can use to tighten the pack cover part. It works really we...

In GEAR » Question about the Packa
June 28, 8:46am

Any UVM Wilderness Trek Alumni Out There?
My daughter is starting at UVM in Burlington in the fall and is very excited to go on the Wilderness Trek trip before orientation starts. I'd love to find someone who has been on one of these ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any UVM Wilderness Trek Alumni Out There?
June 20, 9:03pm

Non-Breathable Rain Chaps
Your topic caught my eye...I have an eVent Packa (and absolutely love it) and some MLD Rain Chaps in Cuben. The rain chaps weigh all of 1.5 ounces for the pair and I've carried them on every t...

In GEAR » Do non-breathable rain chaps work?
June 20, 12:35pm

Six Moons Designs Contact Info
PM Sent

In GEAR » Six Moons Designs contact info
June 17, 5:21am

First Overnight Backpack
Kris, Thanks for posting - I have four daughters and posts like this always make me happy to be a member of this site.

In Post-Trip Reports » Daughter's first overnight backpack: Olympic National Park Coast
June 10, 8:53am

Gatewood Cape in Cuben
On the Six Moon Designs website Ron suggests that they're looking at "doing the Gatewood Cape in Cuben." By itself the Silnylon GC isn't that heavy (mine is 13.23 ounces with...

In GEAR » Solo Shelters
June 10, 8:27am

Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp
I'll take it - PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp
May 22, 12:55pm

Nano Puff Alternative
Check out Montbell - they have a lot of insulation options as well. I have an Ex Light in XXL and love it.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Puff alternative?
May 11, 9:11am

Accurite Thermometer in the rain
Sorry about the comment regarding the accuracy...When I reread it I had to smile as well. I really like that it captures the low temperature because I use that info to evaluate my sleep system. ...

In GEAR » Is there a reliable backpackign thermometer out there?
May 09, 6:41am

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