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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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WTB - Underquilt
If you don't have any luck with Gear Swap, consider te-wa underquilt. I have a Breeze that I've used comfortably down into the low 30's (but it takes a lot for me to get cold).

In Gear Swap » WTB Underquilt
July 10, 5:58am

I've been using mine since they came out a couple years ago...I added hip-belt pockets (from GG) and use the waist belt only to hold the hip-belt pockets in place. I keep it loose and carry th...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Murmur Hyperlight pack
July 03, 8:42am

Listen to the first couple of the Pox and Puss Podcasts...Puss used one on her entire AT Thru Hike and talks about it.

In GEAR » ***WARNING***Lady Stuff--DivaCup Questions***WARNING***
July 03, 8:37am

Ultralight Luxuries
Love the photo, but I know there's no way you would eat those after roasting them over an Esbit...Grim!

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 11:00am

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

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