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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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Trying a hammock
I tried a hammock and haven't gone back to sleeping on the ground since. One of the best "starter" kits out there is available from Butt In A Sling Hammocks. Get their Weight W...

In Hammocks » Hammocks and back issues
December 17, 12:31pm

Sourcing Gear
I'm with you absolutely on trying to use cottage manufacturers whenever possible, but would like to add a couple of other categories to your lise of when we can use them: - Hammocks (Butt...

In GEAR » Gear we don't buy from cottage manufacturers
December 13, 11:09am

Laurel Highlands Trail
Nick, Yes - the photo link worked well. I especially enjoyed the self-portraits at every 10 mile marker. Arranging a shuttle is challenging for any linear (versus loop) trail. I've been...

In Post-Trip Reports » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Memorial Day Weekend 2012
December 04, 4:49am

Laurel Highlands Trail
Thanks for the trip report. Did you find the requirement that you HAVE to stay at designated campsites a pain? Did you have Rangers checking to see that you were in the correct spot on the correc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Memorial Day Weekend 2012
December 03, 7:01am

Black Forest Trail
Thanks for the trip report - It's a great read and I can't wait to do the trail in April...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report -- Black Forest Trail, PA
November 30, 10:12am

eVent Packa
I have an eVent Packa (size large) and love it. I've sent your link to one of my backpacking buddies who has been thinking about buying one. Hopefully he'll respond shortly.

In Gear Swap » FS: eVent Packa, Mont Bell UL Down Inner parka
November 20, 1:16pm

The Trail Show
Thanks for the update that #6 is available...I'll pull it in and listen to it today. I listened to the other five back-to-back-to-back - at times I think some video postings might be appropria...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #6 - The Grand Enchantment Trail
November 19, 9:26am

No More Twinkies or Ding Dongs
One of my backpacking buddies has always carried Ding Dongs with him on our trips. They get pretty smushed in his pack and we've seen him put them in a cold stream during the summer (still wra...

In Chaff » No more Twinkies or Ding Dongs
November 16, 6:39am

Mesh Hammock
Your buddy was lucky...a couple years ago I was using a Byers Mosquito hammock (with mesh and a zipper) and several of the support cords on one side snapped. They were tangled and were apparently ...

In Hammocks » 80 ft up hang
November 13, 10:50am

Backpack Packing Strategy
@James... Surely you're not referring to your wife as the "old boat"... Anyway, I appreciated your descriptions of how you load your Murmur. I too use a Murmur for my primary p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpack Packing Strategy
November 12, 12:21pm

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