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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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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

Breakfast Trail Shakes
If you're not set on making your own (I'm quite lazy when it comes to trail food), consider the Jump-Start Fruit Smoothies from PackIt Gourmet. I've only tried the Berry-Berry but it w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breakfast trail shake recipes?
June 23, 4:56am

FS: Evernew Titanium Stove
I'll take it before you have to drop the price any more! PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Evernew titanium stove
June 20, 6:31pm

Guylines & Tensioners
The other guy who carries them (and he even has the glow-in-the-dark model) is Ultralight Designs.

In Gear Swap » WTB guylines/tensioners
June 19, 7:28pm

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