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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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Kids in the Wild
I enjoyed the film also and have seen different ways of children spending time in the woods. We've always car-camped as a family and I started taking my twin girls on backpacking trips when ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
January 30, 1:18pm

Backcountry Skiing in PA
You might want to look at the Old Loggers Path if you'd like to take your skis on a PA trail. If you hike it clockwise there will be at least two 1-mile downhill runs on old railroad grades. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vargo Gear -Lewisburg, PA
January 29, 4:42am

Family Winter Camp
Good for you - I have twin girls who are six and they'd love to go camping in the snow. Sadly, I don't have any experience winter camping and I'm guessing the time for me to learn is N...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family winter camp
January 28, 8:54am

Over the branch
I use a rock sack and get the line going in a 2-foot diameter loop in a forward direction (my natural inclination was to loop backward). It doesn't take too long for you to realize the point w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Any advice for bear bagging?
January 28, 8:37am

DIY Peapod
I have an overstuffed Speer Peapod (it's actually the most expensive single piece of gear I've ever purchased) that I use when the temperatures are going to be 25 degrees or lower. It work...

In Hammocks » DIY Peapod with gathered-end hammock
January 28, 8:30am

Ultralight Wood Stove Suggestion
I can't tell you that it will fit inside your pot, but the Antig Outdoors Woodlore Stove does fit perfectly inside my Evernew 1L Ti Pasta Pot in its stuff sack. I wanted to try a wood stove ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ultralight wood stove and ADVICE
January 22, 8:20pm

Reloadable Squeeze Tubes
+1 on the Coghlan's squeeze tubes...Campmor also sells (for just $0.80) replacement clips for the squeeze tubes. I find that the clips break long before I wear a hole in the side of the tube w...

In GEAR » Peanut Butter & Co.- Make your own squeeze packs?
January 22, 8:10pm

Wild bear charges commercial shoot
Well done...

In Chaff » Wild bear charges commercial shoot
January 22, 11:58am

Going Lighter
+1 to Roger's comments regarding learning what NOT to bring. I dropped more than 12 pounds off my total pack weight shortly after I found this site by simply leaving some stuff behind, speci...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a decent non-lightweight forum?
January 22, 10:50am

Get your water from feeder streams
My river experiences have been in canoes rather than packrafts, but there was no way I was going to drink the water from the river I was canoeing. What we did was to get our water from the many st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Using Alum in the backcountry...calling David Thomas and other science-minded folk
January 22, 8:14am

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