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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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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

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

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