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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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Lost & Found on the Trail
Until a hike this past May I was definitely a take it with me and hope to find the owner hiker. For valuable items this always worked: Found a nice Sigg bottle along the trail. Dumped the water ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 01, 7:42am

Overnighter Near Philly
John, Have a great trip - I'd forgotten that World's End is further east so 3 hours is probably correct. Please post a trip report when you get back - I'm always looking for more lo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 24, 1:41pm

Overnight Near Philly
Hey there...I live near Lancaster and have a couple of suggestions... 1 - Allegheny Front Trail Eastern Loop - It's a 27-mile loop with pretty good water and, if it's appealing, the oppo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 23, 8:03pm

3-Night Loop in PA
If you're looking for 6-10 miles that puts your loop at 24-40 miles in four days. There are a number of such loops in PA if you're willing to travel that far (it depends on where in VA you...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 11:27am

Hiker Killed by Bear Attack
The Mid State Trail in PA has been described as one where you may meet more bears than people. Bob - you, your bear spray, and Cyrus are more than welcome to take the lead on our trip in Novembe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 11:00am

Kid's Gear
I have twin girls, now eight, but I took them for their first backpacking trip when they were four. I found small packs at LL Bean that were perfect for them. Their sleeping bags at the time were...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kid's gear (Backpack, etc.)
September 21, 5:53am

Keeping a Pad In Place
Ed Speer, when he used to sell hammocks, included velcro "dots" with his segmented pad extender to keep the pad in place. You could probably do the same thing... Get some of those dot...

In Hammocks » trimming a ccf pad
September 19, 10:51am

Mid State Trail - November 13-16, 2014
Doug - We'd love to have you along...Movie theater or no movie theater! Bob - If you come Wednesday night it would be best if you could drive straight to Penn Roosevelt State Park and camp t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 13, 12:31pm

Mid State Trail - November 13-16, 2014
Mark and I have bounced emails back and forth and we decided that we're going to do one of my favorite sections of the Mid State Trail in PA for the November trip. Anyone who's interested ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 13, 9:40am

Pennsylvania Late October
I've hiked the West Rim Trail numerous times (most recently in April) - please PM me if you'd like any info or suggestions. Unlike many trails in PA, you'll be able to camp on really...

In Gear Lists » Pennsylvania late october
September 09, 7:07am

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