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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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dp Hammock Gear
The only thing I've ordered from them were their bug nets - I bought three of them. They work well - I've got toggles installed on my ridgeline so I can easily slide the bug net around and...

In Hammocks » Cheap UL hammocks on eBay
October 29, 10:34am

Byers Mosquito Hammock
I have two of these in my collection of hammocks and often give one to first-timers who want to try sleeping in a hammock. One of the really nice things about it is that you can flip it over (so t...

In Hammocks » Considering trying hanging
October 18, 3:54pm

Carbon-Fiber Toggles
I just weighed them... My scale only goes to the gram level, but here are the results: Carbon fiber toggle - 1 gram Aluminum toggle - 2 grams I just ordered a set of aluminum toggles to r...

In Hammocks » Carbon-Fiber Toggles
October 10, 1:41pm

Carbon-Fiber Toggles
I picked up some carbon-fiber toggles for my hammock setup (Marlin Spike Hitch) and was surprised after my last night when I noticed both of them were crushed in the middle... The "knot...

In Hammocks » Carbon-Fiber Toggles
October 10, 12:15pm

PA Hiking
Steve, Welcome to PA! I live near Lancaster and would be happy to help with car shuttling if you want to do sections of the AT or Tuscarora Trail in PA. Here are some other good PA trails:...

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 10, 8:24am

Backpacking Accessible by General Aviation - Allegheny Front Trail
I was lucky enough to hike the Allegheny Front Trail this past weekend with some good friends and was reminded of this thread as we hiked past the Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg, PA. There'...

In GEAR » Backpacking areas accesible by General Aviation
October 03, 8:31am

Sony RX100 M2
I just picked up the RX100 M2 (I really liked the option of being able to add an external flash) and love the camera. One bonus feature of the M2 version is that it creates a hotspot and you can e...

In Photography » A tip: Thinking about a Sony RX100II? A funny way to save weight and $'s
September 06, 6:55am

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

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