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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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Post Hike Rituals
I walk in the door, dump my pack and hiking clothing in the garage, and take a quick shower. I then ask my wife what I can do to help her and I profusely thank her for giving me the "time off...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 10:57am

Another +1 on the e+Lite
I have one of the original e+Lites and really like it. The switch has two "off" positions: - In the first you have white light for the first setting - In the second you have red li...

In GEAR » Input on new headlamp?
April 01, 9:56am

Big Guy Using the Murmur
Marc, I remember from earlier posts that you're a big guy...I'm 6' and 270 lbs and the Murmur is my go-to pack. PM me if you have any questions about using one.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Murmur Hyperlight backpack
March 29, 7:12pm

3 Season Lightweight Jacket
The Montbell Thermawrap is a really popular jacket and you won't go wrong with it. People like that it uses synthetic insulation and isn't thus as sensitive to moisture. I have a Montbe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight Jacket 3 seasons?
March 28, 12:07pm

Southern Hair
Not to defend Nick, but I interpreted his comment as saying that most women don't have a furry ass whereas some of us guys do...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 21, 1:13pm

TP Preferences
After one trip where I had a bad case of the scoots in the rain I changed the TP I carry. Regular TP (or even a McD's napkin) becomes worthless if it gets wet. A couple years ago I bought...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 21, 8:50am

Knife, scissors, AND nail clipper
I've found that the Swiss Army Clipper works really well for me. I usually use the scissors, but occasionally use the blade to open a food packet. I've found the clipper to be really hand...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 8:40am

Short eVent Rain Jackets - Try a Packa
I have a Packa in eVent that's long enough to cover my bottom while hiking. It's not the lightest rain jacket out there though...In a large mine weighs almost 17 ounces but I've be...

In GEAR » Why are all the eVent Rain Jackets so short
March 18, 9:11am

Black Forest Trail Conditions
I'm hitting the BFT with another BPLer in exactly 30 days (yes - I'm counting). It sounds like you're planning a trip sooner...I'm looking forward to your trip report.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Black Forest Trail conditions?
March 12, 12:12pm

Favorite PackIt Gourmet Meals
I just ordered some for an upcoming hike in April. Favorites include: - Austintacious Tortilla Soup - Zydeco Red Beans and Rice - Jumpstart Fruit Smoothies for breakfast - Creamy Itali...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Your favorite meal from Packit?
March 07, 3:59pm

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