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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
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iPhone has worked fine for me
with a v4 and now a v5 iPhone, running Gaia GPS for topo map and track downloads and to see my position; running CoPilot Live for road turn by turn navigation. Neither needs a cellular signal to wo...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 15, 11:51am

Windscreen update
At this point I'm leaning towards not selling canister stove windscreens. I have several designs that work for me and I finally have the titanium foil I would need as of a few days ago. However...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
January 14, 12:53pm

New Year, HOT deal on a FireFly
The FireFly is now laser-cut, which has allowed me to reduce the price more than 10% for the very popular FlexPort-equipped model. 8 mil ziplock pouch included at no extra charge. QiWiz.net is ...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
January 14, 11:24am

Diggin' the New Year with a BPL only special!
If you are hankering for a titanium cathole trowel and Santa forgot to put it in your stocking, I'll rebate 10% of your PayPal purchase back to you - just send a message that includes the code ...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
January 14, 11:14am

Just sayin'
@hoseaphone "If I had to get by with just one stove, it would be a Caldera Cone Ti-Tri" That's quite an endorsement from a guy who makes and sells a stove that is also quite capabl...

In GEAR » New Stove Recommendations
January 04, 8:11pm

More observations
@hosaphone “FWIW, I sold my TiTri/Inferno and am trying to sell my BushBuddy in favor of the single wall FireFly... (Also for what it's worth, I sold my Ti-Tri/Inferno but bought a ULC cone ...

In GEAR » Magic Flame Wood Stove
January 03, 2:04pm

Re: I like Esbit a lot for certain situations . . .
. . . especially for an extended trip above treeline or in a fire ban area when I can't burn wood. I used Esbit in a CC system on a 3-week AT section hike, mailing it to myself, double-bagged, ...

In GEAR » how come esbit is not more popular?
January 03, 1:37pm

Stove suggestion
If I had to get by with just one stove, it would be a Caldera Cone Ti-Tri (I have the regular ones, but Sidewinder OK too). Multifuel flexibility is key for me (alcohol, Esbit, wood/twig), and a CC...

In GEAR » New Stove Recommendations
January 03, 1:21pm

Love the Sods in winter
Just found this thread. FYI if there is a lot of snow can park vehicles at Timbeline (let management know you will be leaving them and they will tell you where) and can buy a one-way one-time lift ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 13, 10:10am

Wood stoves in winter
As long as I'm below tree line and just cooking/melting for myself, I bring a woodburner as my primary stove for cooking and melting snow. I bring additional fire starting materials in winter. ...

In GEAR » Wood stove vs gas stove for winter backpacking.
December 13, 9:56am

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