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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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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

Thermal Feedback
I'm a stove user, not a designer, but could you make some sort of a hybrid approach to preheat the feed tube? I'm thinking of a small cup that would hold 10-15 ml of alcohol that you would...

In Editor's Roundtable » Thermal Feedback in Upright Canister Stoves
March 06, 7:46am

Brandon, My Woodlore came with a bottom that fits really nicely. I didn't see anything on the website indicating that he's now shipping them without the bottom. Even with the bottom ...

In GEAR » Wood Stove options
February 28, 11:04am

Woodlore Stove
I really wanted a Bushbuddy when I started looking at a wood-burning option two years ago but at the time they were really hard to find and nobody was parting with them on Gear Swap. I figured the...

In GEAR » Wood Stove options
February 28, 9:02am

Evernew DX Stove
Email sent.

In Gear Swap » wtb evernew dx stove only
February 28, 5:56am

Antig Outdoors Woodlore
Hey - for an inexpensive way to try a wood stove, consider the Antig Outdoors Woodlore Stove for just $24.99 plus shipping. It works well and will, IME, boil a quart of water in 7-10 minutes. I...

In GEAR » Wood Stove options
February 28, 5:45am

Bought - Lunar Duo
This was a great transaction. I sent the money via PayPal in the morning and the tent was shipped that afternoon.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Lunar Duo
February 26, 10:06am

Wildlife Encounters in PA
I'm okay seeing snakes along the trail as long as I see or hear them before I'm on top of them. On one stretch of the West Rim Trail in PA a couple of years ago I almost stepped on three o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 9:24am

Handheld AND Headlamp
I used to take my favorite car camping headlamp along (Petzl Tikka XP) but decided that at around four ounces it was too heavy. I bought the Petzl e-Lite (just under an ounce with battery) and fou...

In Gear Lists » First <15 lb. Base Weight
February 26, 9:02am

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