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Robert Kelly (QiWiz) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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
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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 ...

February 23, 1:06pm

I like Ursacks
So I signed the petition on - 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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