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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.
CityLititz
StatePA
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Babione

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Suspending Boots
I had a trip in November where I realized, much to my chagrin, that my previously successful process of leaving my boots under my hammock isn't always a great idea. To get in my hammock I si...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 11, 6:17am

Warning - Cliff and His Ovens
Roger - I spent a great weekend with Cliff in November doing some backpacking. He had some time to describe his job...He, like you, had a lot of "trial and error" followed by the "r...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 25, 7:28pm

Delaware to the AT
I was going to suggest a portion of the AT in that region as well. It's 89 miles to where the AT crosses RT 501 north of Bethel, PA. I could possibly help with shuttling cars if you needed so...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need help finding a venue for a scout backpacking trip, for a Delaware based troop
February 23, 11:17am

ZPacks Arc Zip Experience
The mesh was really comfortable on my back and I'm looking forward to trying it in warmer weather when my backpack (and some things inside) would be soaked from sweat. The arc is adjustable (b...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Zip users - tell me your experience
February 10, 4:13pm

ZPacks Arc Zip Experience
I bought mine in the fall and have only used it on one trip. I absolutely love the pack. I sleep in a hammock so it's super easy to place my backpack in the hammock to load and unload it. I ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Zip users - tell me your experience
February 10, 7:05am

Adirondacks Mt. Marcy via Johns Brook/Hopkins Trail
Looks like a great trip - I'm glad you left Cyrus at home (unless he was the one who took the photo of you). I can definitely picture the coffee and cigar as you wait for dinner to finish cook...

In Post-Trip Reports » Adirondacks Mt. Marcy via Johns Brook/Hopkins trail
January 26, 5:32am

UL Scissors - Swiss Army Clipper
Probably not part of an SUL kit, but in my UL kit I carry the Swiss Army Clipper: It weighs 37 grams but has a scissor (which works really well for cutting tape, moleskin, and opening dinners)...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
January 23, 11:22am

Hammock and a bivy
I think trying to use a bivy sack in a hammock would be a disaster in a downpour - your hammock would collect the water and you'd be sleeping with your rear end underwater in no time. The ha...

In GEAR » Hammock and a bivvy
January 23, 6:52am

SMD Gatewood Cape - Extra Headroom
There's a tieout that you can use (in conjunction with your second trekking pole) that buys you some extra, and in my opinion, valuable headroom...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
January 21, 5:46am

Oddest Single Piece of Gear Seen
We were on a day hike last summer near Lake Dunmore in VT and as we were coming down the trail there was a guy heading up it. He had a gigantic pack on his back, a daypack turned around and strapp...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 13, 6:46am

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