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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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30th Anniversary
Congrats Mike! I have a single serving of the Packit Gourmet "Austintacious Tortilla Soup" that I won't get to use this fall. It calls for 12 ounces of boiling water and is perfec...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » help me w/ my 30th anniversary backcountry meal selection
September 23, 10:33am

Steve, Poke around and you'll find lots of our cottage manufacturers are making cuben tarps and the weights are unbelievable. Some of my favorites: - Lawson Equipment (although he does...

In GEAR » learn me about the tarps
September 22, 8:25am

XUL Tarp Cord
I bought a 100 meter roll of 100 lb test Spectra Dyneema Braid Fishing Line on eBay for $0.01 (yes, a penny - plus $5.88 shipping). I never weighed it but it's got to be really light. If you&...

In GEAR » XUL Tarp Cord
September 21, 12:35pm

Wood Stove and JetBoil on the same trip
I too like heating water on a wood stove. On a trip this past May there were four of us. I used my Antig Outdoors wood stove to heat my water and the other guys used a JetBoil Flash. Obviously t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 21, 11:25am

Platy Hoser in Side Pocket
Don't laugh, but I have a friend who regularly puts his bladder in his pack upside down (so that the hose output is at the top rather than the bottom). He gets a few sips out before the bladde...

In GEAR » Platy Big Zip in side pocket
September 20, 1:20pm

Father/Daughter Adventure
Thanks Thom - I'm sure having the dog along helps a lot. It got down into the 30's when I took my girls in May. They have TNF Tigger bags and at one point I couldn't see either he...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father / Daughter Adventure
September 19, 9:13am

Father/Daughter Adventure
Thanks for posting this...I have twin girls who just turned five. We're planning our next backpacking trip (I took them for a 1.3 mile overnighter this past May) and they're already tellin...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father / Daughter Adventure
September 19, 7:47am

Wood Stove Boil Off
I too would like to see a boil off, but I went ahead and purchased a woodgas stove from Antig Outdoors for $40. I've had a lot of fun playing with it and it nests perfectly in my EverNew 1...

In GEAR » Wood Stove "Boil-Off"
September 16, 8:19am

TNF Tigger Bag
I'll take the bag...PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » Quarktex AKA Momentum scraps, North Face Tigger Kids sleeping bag
September 15, 11:51am

BPL Store - Bear Bag
Steve, I've sent you a couple of PM's to confirm that you want my BPL Bear Bag but you haven't responded yet. I'm wondering if it's not working for you or points to an email...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL store - no more gear???
September 15, 7:15am

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