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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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BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock
Sorry for the delay in responding... The width helps, but I've found the real benefit of the BIAS hammocks is their length - at 11' they are MUCH more comfortable than shorter hammocks. ...

In Hammocks » BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock
July 01, 8:35am

Cuben Hammock
In case it's not clear from the photo it was the material that failed, not the stitching. This hammock was a little unique - one end was a channel end with the whoopie sling running through th...

In Hammocks » Dream Hammocks
June 20, 1:54pm

Cuben Hammock
I slept all night in the hammock without an issue. It failed as I was shifting a bit to get out of it in the morning. I was just sad when it failed...I REALLY wanted it to work!

In Hammocks » Dream Hammocks
June 18, 4:40pm

Hammock Suspension
I don't know where you're planning to use your hammock, but in the hills of Pennsylvania I've found that carrying a 6-foot and an 8-foot tree strap really gives me a lot more flexibilit...

In GEAR » Grand Trunk Nano Hammock
June 17, 6:59am

Cuben Fiber Hammock
I had a cuben fiber hammock once... When they fail they fail in a spectacular way! Yes - I was in the hammock when it failed (otherwise it wouldn't have failed, would it?) but I wasn&...

In Hammocks » Dream Hammocks
June 16, 1:33pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
I'll take it - PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Jetboil Sol Ti
June 11, 6:27am

Gatewood Cape Pole Length
Edward, I'm really pretty lazy when it comes to setting up my Cape. I'm tall - 6' even - and don't ever adjust my trekking pole lengths. I put it in the Cape and adjust the ang...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Guy Line Question
June 06, 2:03pm

Hammock Bugnet
I use a $19.95 bugnet from DP Hammocks. Scroll down on this link to get to it: DP Bugnet It's really light - about 18 grams on my scale and that originally caused me some problems if the...

In Hammocks » Bugnets
June 06, 7:29am

The Packa without a Pack
So use your tent fly or your groundcloth to cover your packs if you have to leave them. It's funny - I haven't carried a tent in more than six years so I didn't even think about your i...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 06, 7:22am

Gatewood Cape Guy Lines
When I did my guy lines I took an 18" piece of line and put a 1.5" loop in one end and a .5" loop in the other (for the stake). It leaves me with about 14" total length with wh...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Guy Line Question
June 06, 7:19am

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