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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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Cocoon Ultralight Pillow
I'll take the Cocoon pillow. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Closet Cleaning: MH, OR, EB, MSR, Sawyer squeeze, pillows, etc...
January 12, 8:55am

LT4 Poles
Although pricey, you won't be disappointed with the LT4's...I'm 260 pounds and I've found the poles to be rock solid to the point that I've been surprised a couple of times when...

In GEAR » lightweight trekking poles
January 08, 9:25am

Other PA Trails 2-3 Hours from Annapolis
Doug/George, Have either of you done much of the Tuscarora Trail? It starts/ends just north of Harrisburg (near Marysville) and runs in an arc to where it enters Maryland south of McConnelsburg...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report -- Black Forest Trail, PA
January 08, 6:38am

Pinchot Trail - PA
Tom, Thanks for posting...This one is on my list as well (I live in Lancaster) and I'll keep it in mind for a quick one-nighter. It's always nice to see trip reports from the East.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pinchot Trail - PA
January 02, 8:36am

Vargo Gear in Lewisburg
Tom, Thanks for posting this...I live near Lancaster and drive right through Lewisburg on my way to much of my backpacking in the northern part of the state. Did you notice if they carry any fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vargo Gear -Lewisburg, PA
December 24, 9:23am

Sugru for a pot handle
The last time I used my wood burning stove I wasn't paying attention to where my pot handles were in relation to the "feeder hole" in my stove and the silicone tubing on the handles o...

In GEAR » Sugru for a pot handle
December 18, 10:38am

Trying a hammock
I tried a hammock and haven't gone back to sleeping on the ground since. One of the best "starter" kits out there is available from Butt In A Sling Hammocks. Get their Weight W...

In Hammocks » Hammocks and back issues
December 17, 12:31pm

Sourcing Gear
I'm with you absolutely on trying to use cottage manufacturers whenever possible, but would like to add a couple of other categories to your lise of when we can use them: - Hammocks (Butt...

In GEAR » Gear we don't buy from cottage manufacturers
December 13, 11:09am

Laurel Highlands Trail
Nick, Yes - the photo link worked well. I especially enjoyed the self-portraits at every 10 mile marker. Arranging a shuttle is challenging for any linear (versus loop) trail. I've been...

In Post-Trip Reports » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Memorial Day Weekend 2012
December 04, 4:49am

Laurel Highlands Trail
Thanks for the trip report. Did you find the requirement that you HAVE to stay at designated campsites a pain? Did you have Rangers checking to see that you were in the correct spot on the correc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Memorial Day Weekend 2012
December 03, 7:01am

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