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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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Aviation and the Black Forest Trail
Ryan, Sorry if I got your hopes up, even temporarily. Another option might be the Wellsboro Johnston Airport near Wellsboro, PA. There's a really nice 30-mile trail along the west rim of t...

In GEAR » Backpacking areas accesible by General Aviation
February 16, 3:30pm

Black Forest Trail in PA
It's really funny that you asked this because I was looking at my TOPO! software for my upcoming hike of the 42-mile Black Forest Trail in PA and I noticed a landing strip marked on the map... ...

In GEAR » Backpacking areas accesible by General Aviation
February 16, 6:41am

Building Snow Arches
Someone needs to design and sell a lightweight inflatable form that could be supported by trekking/ski poles for additional strength that you blow up, pack around with snow to make your igloo, and ...

In Winter Hiking » Building snow arches
February 14, 8:58am

Inexpensive Wood Burning Stove
Andy, I was in the same boat in that I wanted to try a wood burner without dropping a lot of money. I found the Antig Outdoors Woodlore Stove to be the answer. It's $24.99 and fits perfect...

In GEAR » Wood Burning Stove Options
February 13, 11:13am

AcuRite $6 Thermometer
That is indeed it. I pulled off the suction cup and it now has a hole that's perfect for a mini-biner. The other thing I did was to keep the little plastic strip that keeps the battery from...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 12, 2:39pm

AcuRite $6 Thermometer
I have my $6 AcuRite thermometer from Wal-Mart and it's even better than I could have hoped. The instructions explain that it records the high and the low for a 24-hour period. That 24-hour p...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 12, 2:09pm

Shock Cord on Underquilts
I think you want the shock cord to do two things: 1 - Allow some give in the UQ. When you get in your hammock it stretches a little bit. If you have your UQ too tight you risk ripping it if th...

In Hammocks » Q: Lighter UQs
February 12, 2:03pm

SMD Lunar Duo
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In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Lunar Duo
February 12, 7:36am

Acurite Thermometer from WalMart
Jim, Thanks for your post...I too wanted something that would record the low temperature at night (I don't really care about the high) to evaluate my sleep system. I ended up with an Oregon...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 12, 7:11am

AT 2 Person Gear List - Headlamp
When you're first starting (and the days are shorter) you might want a headlamp that you can use to hike at night. The Petzl e-Lite is a great little headlamp for camp chores, but it's not...

In Gear Lists » AT 2 Person Gear list.
February 02, 6:29am

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