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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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Secret tips for lighting Esbit in WINDY conditions
Use a good windscreen. Form it into a circle. Carry a few cotton balls, each with a little vaseline rolled up inside. Pinch off a bit of one of these cotton balls (it takes very little) and make ...

In GEAR » Tips for lighting Esbit in High Winds
April 11, 2:08pm

I'll take the Klymit pillow
email headed your way.

In Gear Swap » FS: Ultralight Pack Liners (24" x 48", 2 oz.), PackaFeather XL Stove, Klymit Cush Seat
April 11, 1:51pm

How much Esbit do you need?
@ Ian "They advertise .5oz of fuel to boil 16oz of water. My experience has been that .5oz is overkill but I'm having a hard time getting the job done with .25oz. Maybe .375oz is the magic...

In Make Your Own Gear » Better Esbit Ti Folding Stove idea
April 04, 12:38pm

Love the design
I've been using a DIY silicone thumb and two finger protector as a pot pincher/grabber, but now I'm inspired to see how light I can make something like your model. Should have some ti aroun...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 02, 10:02am

What about an ULtimate Esbit System in a Caldera Cone
Now that's a great question. The cone is a great windscreen, so no problem there. You would not need the TriPod pot support. The FireRing and Base should work pretty well, though the ...

In Gear Deals » ULtimate Esbit System
March 31, 10:16am

ULtimate Esbit System
Not the best photo I've ever taken, but here are the components: From the left side of picture: 6g TriPod folding 2" high pot support, made out of stainless steel rods and brass ...

In Gear Deals » ULtimate Esbit System
March 31, 8:59am

March Madness Sale has one week to go . . .
Only one week left to take advantage of the best deal I have ever offered: Buy any trowel or wood burning stove, and I rebate 10% of your entire gear order back to you. New MEGA Dig trowel and F...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
March 24, 5:51am

Bottom's up
@ Brandon; @ Lance The FireFly has a mesh bottom that is raised 1/2 inch off the ground. The open mesh bottom allows for bottom lighting as well as top lighting (like in a Bushbuddy) or side lig...

In GEAR » Wood Stove options
March 19, 11:38am

NEW 3rd gen MultiFuel Option for FireFly and FireFly XL stoves
More versatile, dual use, more durable, lighter - what's not to like? Check it out HERE

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
March 17, 1:11pm

Some results of testing FWIW
I did a burn in which I compared having and not having a thin stainless steel wire shim between the bottlestove and my pot. Video: It did seem as though without the s...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 12, 10:50am

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