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Kevin Pietriyk (pietriyk) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northeastern PA
About Me Grew up in the woods, camping under pieces of plastic all summer. Went to the gear extreme, and back to lightweight thinking again (except for my pocket microscope!). Favorite spot for hiking is the Sierras, although I wouldn't live anywhere but here. Looking forward to extensive hiking in Japan when we visit my in-laws next summer. I love to cook, and really enjoy making backpacking meals for my friends.
My 5-year-old son is accompanying me more and more on trips.
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Pietriyk

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I don't sew well enough to want credit for my creations! Actually, I have a brand made with my logo and signature, I use it on furniture that I make. If I make a piece of gear that I like, I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Personal Brand labels?
January 15, 10:31am

Very nice, thank you. Finding information about backpacking meals for vegans/vegetarians is very challenging. Finding good, lightweight vegan gear is tougher sometimes. (no down, etc.) Even my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 10, 6:43am

DIY Beverage Bags
My wife gets these from Japan, my MIL sends them whenever I need more. I've never seen them in the US, but the ones we get work great for all kinds of tea. Not sure about coffee- the store-boug...

In GEAR » Fillable tea bags
January 09, 1:47pm

caffeine-free hot beverage
Wayne, You might want to check your local health food/organic grocery store for Teeccino, or their website is . I've had it before, it's pretty good if you're a big ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 05, 1:05pm

Wally World
We buy Sport Wash at Walmart, it was 4 or 5 dollars for an 18-oz bottle, which is 18 loads. It seems to work on all our DWR-treated garments and gear. We've used it for 3 or 4 years now, never ...

In GEAR » Alternatives to Nikwax Tech Wash?
December 26, 1:02pm

I think that particular material is meant to stop overspray more that liquid, and the viscosity of paint probably keeps it from soaking through as much/fast. We have all kinds of tyvek coverall...

In Make Your Own Gear » ACE Painters' Suit as Rain Gear - not good
December 25, 10:00am

I have 2 201's that I use for jobs at work that need less accuracy than my big Trimble provides. I'm currently looking for another unit to use backpacking, but it won't be the 201- the ...

In GEAR » New toy!
December 24, 10:59pm

Wish List
I'm wishing for a Hennessy hyperlight backpacker asym, but that probably won't be until spring. New polypro long undies and silks, and a couple pairs of Smartwool socks will be enough for m...

In GEAR » What's Santa Bringing You?
December 13, 10:58am

I made my first batch of these last night, they're a huge hit in my house. Will try freezing them today, will try it in a cut-down vacuum bag, I think I'll put a piece of parchment pape...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy to make trail bars
December 10, 6:45am

I'm a confirmed mapaholic! I have racks full at home, plus new and antique maps on my walls in the house, plus it's what I do for a living. Having access to detailed local maps is a great p...

In Philosophy & Technique » General Map ?'s
December 09, 6:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Pietriyk

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Eureka Solitaire1 man UL Tent
I bought this tent at the Eureka! outlet store near me for around 40 dollars. I really wanted the new Zeus LE, but they weren't in the outlet system yet. I have several types of bivvies and solo tents...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 04, 10:06am