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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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14 Ounce Camp Stool
James, Thanks - the 14-ounce model is 23" long and then stands 16" high, at least according to the website. For $24 it's worth it to me to give it a try. If I don't like it I...

In GEAR » 10oz camp stool
July 16, 10:52am

14 Ounce Camp Stool
I currently carry a Thermarest Lightseat which weighs 3 ounces. It's great and works well on rocks and logs nicely - and it works especially well if you find yourself at a picnic table for a m...

In GEAR » 10oz camp stool
July 16, 9:48am

Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil
I find that I supply the stove (or stoves) for each of my trips. If it's just one or two of us then alcohol wins. As soon as you get to where you need to boil multiple quarts of water for a m...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil Sol Ti - weight savings, is it worth it?
July 16, 9:41am

Newbie Question
I do almost all of my backpacking in the mountains of Pennsylvania and I have seen black bears while on the trail, but never had an issue with them in camp. I hang all food but I keep my toothpast...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question
July 11, 11:58am

Beer Aluminum Bottles
I have an alcohol stove made from one...If you can burn in it I'm sure you could make a pot out of it. I think your issue is how narrow it is - it will be hard to find any burner for something...

In GEAR » Coors Light 16oz/pint aluminum bottle.
July 08, 5:39pm

Hand Washing with a Bite Valve
I may be whacked on this, but to wash my hands using water from my Platy hydration system I grab the hose away from the valve and maneuver the valve to my mouth. I then get a mouthfull of water an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » water management
July 02, 9:22pm

Lightweight 2P Tent
Depending on the size of your dog you should consider the Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo. It has two vestibules and entrances and mine weighs (with the standard floor, a polycro groundsheet, and 6 sta...

In GEAR » Lightweight 2P Tent Search
June 21, 7:48am

More Kudos to Six Moon Designs
More praise for SMD and their products... I have a Lunar Duo, a Gatewood Cape, a Starlight and a Swift and have encouraged three of my friends to buy Lunar Solos. I had a problem with the str...

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 18, 4:43pm

Where to take 20 Year-Old Daughter
Elizabeth makes some very good points. I took my oldest daughter on her first backpacking trip when she was 15. Unfortunately it was my first trip in more than 25 years and our pack weights were,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 15, 1:59pm

Evernew Ti Stove Versus 12-10
Jacko, You've pointed out one of the things I love most about these forums...That what you thought you knew might indeed be wrong! I'm quite intrigued now and will do a little test on m...

In GEAR » searching for a light alcohol stove
June 15, 11:40am

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