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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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Family Friendly BPL Outing
Manfred, I always look for your Trip Reports - Sounds like a great way to spend a long weekend. Thanks for posting and reminding us that it's not so tough to take the family along on a trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Family Friendly BPL Outing on Labor Day Weekend -- Skyline-to-the-Sea
September 03, 12:26pm

PA Hike with Fishing
If you hike the Old Loggers Path (near Ralston in north-central PA) clockwise you'll have two campsites roughly 10 miles apart right on trout streams. The first will be on Pleasant Stream and ...

In Fishing » MD, VA, PA, and WV small stream fly fishing?
August 13, 4:34pm

Re: Question about RAW and Lightroom
Thanks for starting this thread...FedEx tried to deliver my RX-100 M2 (with the hotshoe) today when we weren't home. I've been wondering how to set it up and will probably shoot both RAW a...

In Photography » Question about RAW and Lightroom
August 06, 8:05pm

Tewa Summer Breeze UQ
Steve, I've had my Summer Breeze UQ from Tewa down to 31 degrees and was comfortable, but I will note that it was an early April night in PA mountains without any wind. My top quilts have a...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
August 04, 1:47pm

Te-Wa Underquilts
These posts make me sad - I have a Summer Breeze UQ and have had it for two years and working with Mike was a joy. I hope everything is okay with him and that all of you get your quilts soon.

In GEAR » Te-Wa Underquilts still in business?
July 31, 3:40pm

Burning Esbit on the ground
I was going to suggest that you carefully peel the foil top of the Esbit and put the tablet on that instead of directly on the ground...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 22 Gram Esbit Kit
July 22, 10:30am

Gear Shops in Manhattan
If you're driving then hitting Campmor can be a lot of fun. It's only 12 miles from the NJ side of the George Washington Bridge.

In GEAR » Gear Shops In Manhattan?
July 18, 1:03pm

West Rim Trail in PA
Joe, I've hiked it four times and have a couple of suggestions: It's a linear hike, not a loop, so you'll either need two cars or to make use of the shuttle service offered by Pine ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Rim Trail
July 05, 7:34am

Hands Free Umbrella
I don't have any decent photos of how I set it up, but I'll try to explain...I'm doing this from work so I don't have it in front of me so the lengths are estimates. I have one c...

In GEAR » Observations using an umbrella rain gear system
July 03, 11:33am

Using an Umbrella Hiking
I overheat quickly if I have to put the hood of my rain coat on so I too like using an umbrella. In PA it's usually not so windy that it won't work. I use trekking poles so, with John A...

In GEAR » Observations using an umbrella rain gear system
July 03, 8:33am

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