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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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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

Helinox Ground Chair
I have the Helinox Ground Chair. It's heavy - 22.3 ounces - but it's really comfortable. If I know I'm going to have a lot of time in camp sitting around a fire I'll throw it in m...

In GEAR » Camp Chairs?
August 03, 6:02am

Snow Peak Bowls
I have their older aluminum bowls and they nest a little too well at times - I've had problems getting them separated if they've been squished together. Putting a bandanna between them wil...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
July 23, 1:56pm

3-Season Top Quilt
Thanks for the explanation...Enjoy your project and have a great trip!

In Make Your Own Gear » 3-season top quilt
July 21, 3:59pm

3-Season Top Quilt
It looks great - I especially like your velcro tabs. What is the third picture - the one labeled "Kaula-aukon saa kuristettua kuminyörillä"? Google Translate tells me it's a &qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3-season top quilt
July 21, 12:51pm

Packing Pro App
Looks interesting - I have and use the Gram Weenie app and may purchase and play around with this one. One other note...You can get a full screenshot of your iPhone saved to your camera roll b...

In GEAR » User experience of "Packing Pro" app for gear and packing lists
July 14, 11:00am

Packa as Modified
Here's a photo of the back of my modified Packa: It's exactly what I requested and yes, I had the manufacturer do the modification. I don't have a great photo of it, but the fla...

In GEAR » Poncho-esque options?
July 13, 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