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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
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Wood stove baking option
Here's a technique that would work with a number of backpacking wood stoves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AmlkelDlGU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 28, 11:36am

Solution = cinch quilt around your neck
Agree with Dan: "Most quilts have a snap or velcro closure, plus a cinchcord around the top hem to cinch it around your neck". I find this also reduces side air infiltration. I'll wea...

In GEAR » side/belly quilt sleepers: stopping the chimney effect?
July 28, 10:47am

Re: first time hiker help me out with some basics so i can enjoy it as much as you guys
FWIW, did the same thing last year, starting 4/9 and hiking to Hot Springs in 3 weeks. My hike and gear list and resupply points are all available for your reading pleasure at TrailJournals.com/QiWiz

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » first time hiker help me out with some basics so i can enjoy it as much as you guys
July 23, 6:42pm

Re: Another 12-10 stove question
@ Diane "I would like to find some light way to snuff a burning 12-10 stove. I haven't been able to think of a can that I could cut off and drop over a burning stove to be able to pour fue...

In GEAR » Trail Designs 12-10 stove question
July 23, 6:31pm

Nepal trekking water treatment
We used Aqua Mira for overnight treatment of water we would start the next day with, and a SteriPen for treatment of water from sources on the way, including water gotten from "inns" or &...

In GEAR » Fall Water in Nepal
July 21, 10:51am

Gatewood alternatives for hammock
I am a huge fan of shaped tarps like the Gatewood and Hexamid for ground sleeping. They are the wrong shape and not long enough for a hammock tarp. Get a flat cuben, spinnaker, or silnylon tarp for...

In Hammocks » Gatewood cape as hammock tarp or other multipurpose options
July 16, 12:26pm

July 4th Special Combo Deal
Until midnight, PST, on July 4th, you can get a great 10% off deal on a titanium trowel with a Little Buck saw. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get both the lightest cathole trowel AND the...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
June 29, 5:45pm

Re: How to wash dishes clean, light, and efficient (microfibre towel, sponege, bandana or soemthing else)?
Clean water and a finger. + 1 Sometimes I also carry a small cloth (1/4 of regular bandana) just to dry my pot and/or cup after I've cleaned it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to wash dishes clean, light, and efficient (microfibre towel, sponege, bandana or soemthing else)?
June 25, 9:46am

Re: liner socks
My impression is that wool (especially Merino wool) may have finer fibers than synthetics. Whether they are finer or not, body heat dries out a layer of these fibers next to your skin, even when th...

In GEAR » liner socks
June 22, 9:52am

Might be interested
in buying an Expedition if/when you want to sell it. I'll be doing the JMT in 2014 and know that's the canister I'll want to use. I'm not making a promise, just indicating that ther...

In GEAR » Resale value of a Bearikade Expedition
June 20, 2:14pm

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