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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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Supplemental Food for Bob's Dog
Bob's dog, Cyrus, also often gets some supplemental snacks from Bob's hiking partners. It's often said on this site that the lightest thing is that which you don't carry. Cyrus is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dog Food
November 13, 4:55am

Dog Booties - Take Them
I'm don't have a dog but I did spend a week dog sledding in the Yukon a number of years ago. Our guide explained (as I put booties on all 16 of my dogs) that the reason for the booties was...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Camping with my Dog?
November 05, 5:16am

Family Trip
Great pictures - glad the weather worked out for you so nicely. Any hassles with the backcountry permit or any other logistics? I'd love some more details about the trailhead, how far you hik...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family trip to Old Rag, VA
November 04, 3:42pm

XUL Hammock
How was your trip? Looking at the date of your post you should have had it by now. Your setup looks quite similar to my summer hang kit, but you've done some things to drop your weight nicely...

In Gear Lists » XUL Attempt
October 27, 7:39am

Instant Apple Cider
I just checked the ingredients of both the Alpine and Mott's - they both have "apple juice solids" as the apple ingredient. Good luck with your search. I'd try a couple of diffe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best instant apple cider?
October 27, 7:18am

Best Instant Apple Cider
I've tried a lot of them (living in PA gives us a lot of options) and my favorite instant is by Alpine. It comes in a box of 12 packets for around $3.00. I've tried the Mott's (all th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best instant apple cider?
October 26, 9:41am

Costco Down Quilts
Damn! That's an impressive pile. I felt funny buying two of them...I bought them as car camping hammock top quilts, although there are loops in the corners that would make them work as underq...

In Gear Deals » 1 lb 700 fill down quilt at Costco. $20
October 02, 9:00am

A few from the Sierras
Really nice - thanks for posting them.

In Photo Gallery » A few from the Sierras
September 29, 11:42am

Frying trout in a pie tin
Happily this is one of those things you can try out at home before you go - we'd love to know how it works for you. Also - since you're using an alcohol stove - would it make sense to us...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone try frying trout in a pie tin??
September 17, 6:37am

Tracking App
Thanks for posting! This is one of those little things that I hadn't thought about but will definitely use. When I'm hiking I can often text my wife (at least from summits) to assure her ...

In GEAR » Tracking app
September 14, 1:04pm

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