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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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Re: Re: Re: re: gatewood set-up
Todd, That helps a lot - so your second pole is just a little taller than the tie-out loop on the Gatewood Cape, right? I was picturing my pole at full length (which obviously doesn't make se...

In GEAR » How do you pitch your Gatewood Cape?
April 07, 8:25pm

Re: re: gatewood set-up
John, Do you have a picture of your cape set up - particularly with the second pole giving you more headroom? I've only used my Gatewood Cape once and have a trip scheduled the weekend afte...

In GEAR » How do you pitch your Gatewood Cape?
April 07, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camera for ultralight purposes
Olympus also makes a line of "All-Weather" point and shoot cameras. Basically they're described as "splash-proof" (although they do have one that's good to 8 feet under...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camera for ultralight purposes
April 05, 11:47am

Re: pillows
Sorry - but I'm now out of pillows to sell. I had way more interest than pillows. Derek, Mike, & Greg - I'm really sorry. It looks like someone could do okay by ordering a box ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: FlexAir Dual Compartment Pillow
March 23, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Re: WTB: FlexAir Dual Compartment Pillow
I bought the 50 pack and am getting ready to ship a bunch out to people. I'm unloading them at $1.05 each plus shipping. PM me your address and how many you want and I'll get them to you ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: FlexAir Dual Compartment Pillow
March 23, 12:18pm

Re: Southwest WiFi
There are a bunch of great trails in the hills around State College. Too bad it doesn't sound like you had a chance to hike them. Good luck with your future endeavors.

In On the Web » Southwest WiFi
March 19, 8:36pm

Re: Southwest WiFi
Since I grew up in State College (and went to Penn State) I have to ask: Why do you go to Happy Valley?

In On the Web » Southwest WiFi
March 19, 8:11pm

Southwest WiFi
Okay - This is very cool...I'm at 39,000 feet flying from Vegas to BWI on one of two Southwest airplanes that has free WiFi installed. It's giving me a chance to get caught up reading the ...

In On the Web » Southwest WiFi
March 19, 7:38pm

Re: Tanking up on water.
Ray does indeed comment about knowing your water consumption needs given the trail ahead. And they do try to plan it so that they take their last swallow just before reaching the next source. W...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ray Jardine's Suggestions
March 19, 10:13am

Re: Ray's Way
I'm going to try the one-shoulder carry on my next hike after my pack weight drops below ten pounds to see how it goes. The other thing that I just now considered is that I always hike with ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ray Jardine's Suggestions
March 18, 4:34pm

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