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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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The Packa without a Pack
You can't separate the pack cover portion from the looks pretty goofy without a pack but I'm not trying to win any fashion contests when I'm in the woods. For me one of th...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 05, 12:46pm

Second the Packa
I have two Packas - one in the original silnylon and one made out of eVent (with the pack cover portion made out of silnylon). The eVent breathes well, but the huge pit zips were the big selling p...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 04, 11:32am

Blue Shop Towels
Like Tony I'm a big fan of the blue shop towels (available at any Wal-Mart). I cut them in half and then fold it into quarters. In addition to being able to fold them over and wipe multiple t...

May 08, 6:58am

Drying the interior of my Platypus
After I've washed it I put a paper towel in it, blow it full of air, put a cap on it, and then shake it to get as much water on the paper towel as possible. I've found that it then air-dri...

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 04, 9:09am

Ike & Doug's Excellent Adventure
I'm thinking that you guys need your own Forum to ensure I don't miss any of your posts - Thanks for "Part 1" and I'm looking forward to the proverbial rest of the story.

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 27, 5:37am

New Sleeping Bag
The Montbell bags are really comfortable - they have some stretch built into them so they flex around you as you move while sleeping. They also make it really easy to pick the right bag because th...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 20, 6:05am

East Coast Igloo
It was indeed their "table" that you see in the photo of them enjoying the hot chocolate. It was a plastic box about 15" x 9" x 7" and it really worked well. We had so ...

In Winter Hiking » East Coast Igloo
February 10, 5:23pm

East Coast Igloo
I live in Pennsylvania and yesterday we received around eight inches of very wet (i.e. packable) snow. I took my 7-year old twins outside to build an igloo. We did it only for fun (my wife won...

In Winter Hiking » East Coast Igloo
February 04, 9:11am

Roll Your Own Toilet Paper
The best TP I've found is to cut up the disposable blue shop towels (available at Wal-Mart). I cut a sheet in half and then fold each half into a square. For me two squares a day are what I b...

In GEAR » Roll Your Own Toilet Paper
January 24, 11:03am

Larger Poncho/Tarp
You might want to contact Ron at MLD - I was looking at having him make me a larger poncho tarp that would be suitable for a hammock. I believe he has one of the best hood closure systems out ther...

In GEAR » Larger poncho/tarp?
January 07, 10:47am

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