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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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Shock Cord on Underquilts
I think you want the shock cord to do two things: 1 - Allow some give in the UQ. When you get in your hammock it stretches a little bit. If you have your UQ too tight you risk ripping it if th...

In Hammocks » Q: Lighter UQs
February 12, 2:03pm

SMD Lunar Duo
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In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Lunar Duo
February 12, 7:36am

Acurite Thermometer from WalMart
Jim, Thanks for your post...I too wanted something that would record the low temperature at night (I don't really care about the high) to evaluate my sleep system. I ended up with an Oregon...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 12, 7:11am

AT 2 Person Gear List - Headlamp
When you're first starting (and the days are shorter) you might want a headlamp that you can use to hike at night. The Petzl e-Lite is a great little headlamp for camp chores, but it's not...

In Gear Lists » AT 2 Person Gear list.
February 02, 6:29am

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

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