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Robert Kelly (QiWiz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale UL gear @ QiWiz.net
About Me I dream of thru hikes but work and family get in the way. Am familiar with most OH and western PA trails; Isle Royale; a little of Rocky Mountain NP; AT from Springer to Hot Springs; some of Monongahela in WV. Have also been on PCT in Yosemite and Mt San Jacinto area in CA and Mt Jefferson area in OR; Bailey Range in Olympic; Wind River Crest in WY. Pack weight 8-12 pounds in all seasons. Happy Trails.
If you are interested in the lightest ti trowels, stoves, and saws, check out my website at www.QiWiz.net
CityCleveland Heights
StateOhio
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.QiWiz.net

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Truth be told
When I actually used a Bearikade on JMT thru, I kept a few nickels in various pockets so they would always be handy. However, my spoon handle would have worked and added no additional weight to my ...

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
February 23, 1:06pm

I like Ursacks
So I signed the petition on change.org - It's past time for them to be approved in Yosemite and similar venues IMO. You may disagree, and that's OK. In case you want to join the chorus, ...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 23, 1:02pm

May have what you need
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In Gear Swap » WTB: Sub 8oz down hoody or jacket
February 20, 1:17pm

New blades coming for Little Buck
Some of you may know that I have used Trailblazer 15" blades for my Little Buck saws. Trailblazer (maker of Sawvivor and other tools) went out of business but I had gotten a supply of blades f...

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
February 18, 2:15pm

MiniMo Windscreen a la QiWiz
OK, I got my MiniMo yesterday and set out to see what I could do with it. Wish it were lighter, but the design is outstanding otherwise. A Jetboil that can simmer and that I can eat out of. I'm...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 10, 9:34am

Joule windscreen design is sort of what I had in mind for the MiniMo
Although I was thinking of metal, not plastic. Thanks for the photos and description. Gives me hope that I can come up with something useful.

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 08, 9:41am

MiniMo windscreen
I've got a MiniMo on its way to me and I'll be playing with this idea. If I come up with something good, I'll post it. Maybe I'll need to create some space between this hanging scre...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 07, 1:46pm

Idea for MiniMo wind resistance improvement
What if . . . you took a piece of aluminum flashing, titanium foil, or what have you and attached it with velcro strips to the outside of the Minimo (half way to 2/3 way around only), so that it...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 07, 12:40pm

Trowel / Saw has been done
I've made a saw edge on a few trowels as a custom mod. I do this by cutting saw teeth by hand and bending them slightly in or out on alternate teeth to create a saw blade. Not a great saw but i...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
October 29, 12:14pm

Heat treatment makes titanium stronger, apparently
I get the occasional inquiry about how my trowels can be so strong, and so light at the same time. Great question! I'm no metalurgist, but I recently read that when some metals are shaped us...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
October 24, 8:24am

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