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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
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Kevin Babione

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Welcome to Central PA
Simon, You haven't maintained an email address so I can't send you a PM, but welcome to the States. I live near Lancaster, PA and have some of the gear you have on your list if you'...

In Gear Lists » 4 - 5 Day Gear List
January 11, 5:56am

Mt. Rogers with Kids
Great report - I find that anytime I'm hiking with others there's an element of compromise by everyone, whether it's pace, location to stop, when to eat, or something else entirely. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mtn. Rogers with kids
January 09, 7:36am

Best UL Groundsheet
Another vote for Polycro...I purchased a couple of them from Gossamer Gear and when I needed a big one I bought (for sleeping under the stars with my 5 year-old twins) I bought a heat-shrink set fo...

In GEAR » Best UL groundsheet
January 06, 9:29am

AT Around Port Clinton
Craig, Your locale still shows Mid-West...Recently move east? If so, welcome. I live in Lancaster PA and can point you to a bunch of loop hikes in PA if you're interested - PM me. Water...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day Hike from Port Clinton PA - North or South??
January 04, 9:21am

Pillows
I also am a side sleeper and use multiple pillows when on a bed. Backpacking I've tried: - Fleece-lined stuffsack - worked well when I took too many clothes but not anymore - Flex-Air ...

In GEAR » Which Pillow is comfortable?
January 02, 10:55am

iPhone in the UK
Ed - Thanks so much for the cellular companies and the link. I'll look into them before she goes. John - I'm afraid my little Princess (she's my first of four girls) has become a bi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » iPhone in the UK
December 30, 12:02pm

iPhone in the UK
Calling out for help from any BPL'ers in the UK... My daughter will be spending the semester in London - Arriving on January 7th. She has an iPhone 4 (which requires the newer "micro-s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » iPhone in the UK
December 30, 10:19am

eVent Packa
Andy - I know it's heavy at a pound but you're going to love that jacket for backpacking. With a little practice you'll be able to put the pack cover on your pack and tuck in the jacke...

In GEAR » Event rain jacket
December 29, 11:40am

WTB Bushbuddy Ultra
If you don't find one please consider the Antig Outdoors Woodgas Stove as an alternative. For just $32.95 (add another $17.50 for the alcohol stove designed to work with it) I don't think ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Bushbuddy ultra
December 24, 10:58am

Using Your Pack As Your Bearbag
John, Using your pack as your bearbag is brilliant - I'm now embarassed that I never thought of it. I typically provide the bearbag setup for the 4-5 of us that hike together. I actually p...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bagging and SUL
December 23, 9:28am

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