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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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In 2010 was a late rather heavy snow year, so there was more snow than usual
I wore trail runners and added Goretex socks in snow and MicroSpikes when I needed them for better traction on snowfields. We were on snow for about 3 days of the traverse in early September.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Footwear for Bailey Range Traverse
September 17, 2:24pm

A FireFly stove
comes with "large pot supports" that would put your fry pan higher up. It can be obtained with a fuel port that allows for temp control by moving long twigs into and out of the port, as y...

In Make Your Own Gear » ultralight and adjustable wire cloth wood stove?
August 29, 2:58pm

WTB: BPL Firelite 550-SUL
The one without the handles, if anyone has one to spare.

In Gear Swap » WTB: BPL Firelite 550-SUL
August 21, 11:45am

The trail is calling to me . . .
I'll be on trail from 8/30/12 through 9/15/12. Gear ordered in next week (through 8/24) will be mailed out before I go. ; ) After that, you may have to wait until the week of 9/17 to ge...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
August 17, 10:14am

Looking forward to some backcountry time!
I'll be on trail from 8/30/12 through 9/15/12. Gear ordered in next week (through 8/24) will be mailed out before I go. ; ) After that, you may have to wait until the week of 9/17 to ge...

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
August 17, 10:11am

Upcoming trail time; avoid delays!
I'll be on trail from 8/30/12 through 9/15/12. Gear ordered in next week (through 8/24) will be mailed out before I go. ; ) After that, you may have to wait until the week of 9/17 to ge...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
August 17, 10:06am

I'll take it
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In Gear Swap » FS: baladeo 22g folding knife
July 31, 11:08am

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

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