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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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Using Tensioners
Maybe I'm backwards, but I always put the tensioner loop through the tarp tieout. This keeps the tensioner or linelock closer to the tarp (i.e. higher) which makes it easier to adjust. I have...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stealth Nano Guyline length recommendations
July 30, 7:32am

Arnold Sandwich Thins
In PA we have these: Arnold Sandwich Thins. They have an unrefrigerated shelf life of about at least a week (possibly two but I can't remember) and are pretty "smush-resistant."

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breadlike foods
July 29, 2:53pm

WTB: Waterproof/Windproof Lighter
Hey - I purchased a bunch of these from Campmor as presents. DAC Windproof Lighter At $5.97 it's tough to go wrong! Not the lightest thing out there, but the price is right and it is ref...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Waterproof/Windproof Lighter
July 28, 8:46am

Hammocking
Tim is right - I'd forgotten that the Byers hammocks don't come with any suspension. That does bump the price up a bit. Sorry for the confusion.

In GEAR » I want to try out hammocking....
July 16, 7:50pm

I want to try out hammocking
My first night in a hammock was in a Byers Mosquito Hammock. I'm 6' and about 255 pounds and slept well. I've since moved to a Speer but at $39.95 (and you can probably find it chea...

In GEAR » I want to try out hammocking....
July 16, 12:23pm

Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes
As the OP mentioned, these fit "snugly" around the ankle. I wear a size 11 shoe and have a pair of the Sprint Aquatic Shoes that I can barely put on - even though I ordered a Large. I&#...

In GEAR » Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes: Grip?
July 14, 10:47am

Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes
Hey...A friend of mine used them on a recent trip in May. Here he is: And here's the stream crossing on the Old Logger's Path in PA: You can see that the stream was not exact...

In GEAR » Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes: Grip?
July 14, 10:05am

PA Backpacking
Mr. Jared, The website you found lists the backpacking trails that are entirely within Pennsylvania State Parks. I've never hiked any of them because of the reasons you mentioned...You have...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Total Noob Question about Backpacking -- Setting up Camp
July 14, 9:47am

3 Day Loops in Central PA
Hey - there are a number... - Allegheny Front Trail - 27 mile loop near State College - Old Logger's Path - 27 mile loop 30 minutes north of Williamsport - West Rim Trail - 30 mile point-t...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 day loops in central PA
July 10, 3:26pm

Cooking System for 4
You probably need to provide a little more information to get the answers you want. Are you cooking in the pot or just using it to boil water? What kinds of meals are you eating? I have a Comp...

In GEAR » Cooking System for 4
June 23, 5:20am

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