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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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9x9 Tarp for a Hammock
I think the issue with the 9x9 is that you're carrying material that's in the wrong place for a storm. The 12' 8" ridgeline is good, especially if you have a long hammock (I prefe...

In Hammocks » Thoughts on 9x9 tarp for hammock?
December 15, 1:06pm

GG LT4 Handle
It's yours...I'll ship it to you by the end of the week.

In Gear Swap » Free: GG LT4 Handle
December 09, 6:54am

Free: GG LT4 Handle
I was recently unfortunate enough to snap one of my LT4's while slipping down a rocky PA hillside. If anyone can use a LT4 handle (with about 4 inches of the pole still securely glued inside) ...

In Gear Swap » Free: GG LT4 Handle
December 08, 6:28pm

MST - 2014
Bob, Thanks for the photos and the write-up. I've been swamped with work and life since we got back but I do promise to post my log soon... It was a great trip and really fun to get to m...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
December 02, 6:32am

Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
I bought one in 2008 made from Spectralite (Cuben's predecessor?) and the posted measurements are 4 x 8.5 feet. I never measured it to see what the finished dimensions are. I've actually ...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
December 02, 6:04am

Innov-8's are narrow
Andy, A couple of years ago I had a pair of Innov-8 GTX 390's that I really wanted to love. I did three trips in them and my feet were killing me after each trip. The boots seemed to fit p...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
November 03, 10:30am

Breakfast Ideas
I've become a huge Packit Gourmet fan for breakfast. During warmer times I love the JumpStart Fruit Smoothies and when it's cold out the Italian Polenta with Sausage is perfect.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 28, 8:39am

Children's Sleeping Bags
I have twin girls who just turned eight and they sadly have outgrown their beloved TNF Tigger bags. You might want to check out the Montbell website. Their Burrow Bag #3 is a 30-degree synthetic ...

In GEAR » Children's Sleeping Bag Recommendations
October 16, 8:16am

Best Trek for Fabulous Food
Okay - perhaps our upcoming trip on the Mid State Trail in November won't qualify, but I'll do my best with dinner as we "drop into the village" of Poe Valley State Park on Friday...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best trek for fabulous food
October 16, 6:54am

WPB Cuben
You're probably better off contacting ZPacks to see if they'll sell you the material than trying to buy from the manufacturer - I've heard that their smallest sale is 100 meters (about ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Challenger Rain Jacket Materials
October 14, 10:36am

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