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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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Bivy Necessary? It Depends...
Diane, I'm 6' even and use a Gatewood Cape as my tarp and I do so without a bivy and haven't had any issues. If it looks like we might have heavy rain I'll throw in a tall kitch...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 24, 7:42am

eVent Jacket - The Packa?
Brett, I have a Packa in eVent in XL that is pretty big. My arms aren't quite as long as yours, but the sleeves bunch up on me. I'm not interested in selling it but I'd be happy ...

In GEAR » eVent jacket for the big and tall?
March 19, 9:09pm

Hammock Setup
Without an underquilt make sure you have a pad of some sort - your sleeping bag will compress to nothing under you and you could easily have a miserable night with temperatures in the 50's or 6...

In GEAR » Once and For All: Best Ultralight Hammock?
March 18, 6:48am

SMD Lunar Solo
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In Gear Swap » SMD Lunar Solo $155.00
March 17, 7:24am

Susquehanna River Water
I don't live too far from the Susquehanna River and I would definitely NOT drink it. Depending on where you're planning to kayak you'll be passing campgrounds, state parks, and tow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » River water drinkable?
March 16, 11:03am

Hammock Newbie
I think you'll find all your answers (and then some) over at Hammock Forums - I'm a Speer guy because of the size (I'm 6' even and 270 lbs). Good luck - You'll love hanging!

In Hammocks » New guy looking to try the hammock thing
March 07, 12:47pm

GG LT4's - No Strap
I bought my LT4's just before the straps were an option - and I'm really glad. If the straps had been an option I'm sure I would have gone that route because all of my Leki poles had s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Gossamer Gear LT4's ... Strap or no strap? that is the question
March 01, 2:14pm

eVent with Pit Zips
I know it's been mentioned before, but for the best of both worlds (with a weight penalty) consider The Packa in eVent. The pit zips are 10-12" long (huge) and the material is eVent. I...

In GEAR » Rain jacket
March 01, 2:07pm

Alternative UV Usage - mUV Instructions
The photo below shows an excerpt from my mUV instructions - note the last line: Says it all, doesn't it?

In GEAR » Alternative UV Usage -- Useful? Paranoia?
March 01, 6:31am

GG Murmur Balance
I don't usually carry more than 1 liter with me, but even when I have had more I haven't noticed that the pack is unbalanced. Some of it might be that I'm right-handed so carrying a li...

In GEAR » GG Murmur Question
February 25, 11:35am

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