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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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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

Backpacking Thermometer
I have the Accurite Thermometer and it works really well. I don't know how accurate it is, but it keeps track of the 24-hour high and low for you as well (based upon when you put the battery i...

In GEAR » Is there a reliable backpackign thermometer out there?
May 08, 9:40am

Lunar Duo as a Two-Person Tent
I have a Lunar Duo and love it. Keep in mind that it expects you to use your trekking poles for support (or you can buy the optional poles from SMD). It can be a little tight side-to-side, but be...

In GEAR » Tarptent SS2 or Double Rainbow
May 07, 10:42am

Rain Gear - Try The Packa
David, I'm a big guy too - 6 feet tall and around 275. I have a Packa in eVent that I just love. It's cut very generously and has huge pit zips. It's not the lightest thing out th...

In GEAR » New Guy . . .be gentle :)
May 06, 12:00pm

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