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Robert Kelly (QiWiz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale UL gear @
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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Best quilt pad
I use the NeoAir XLite down to mid 30's and use a slightly shortened NeoAir Large into the mid-20's with a thin CCF or Evazote layer added. The extra width of the large helps keep arms and ...

In GEAR » Best sleeping pad for use with a quilt?
October 11, 12:34pm

Special FireFly stove combo deal is back!
Your patience is rewarded, if you've been waiting for the next stove+trowel combo deal. This one's on until November 1st. In addition to saving on the combo price, order as many stove acces...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
October 08, 1:23pm

Combo Saw & Trowel Offer is Back through 10/20
It's getting colder out there and some of you may want to pack a saw for those late fall and winter fires, but the idea makes you frown as you think about that heavy saw adding to your pack wei...

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
October 05, 9:11am

Re: aluminum insert for wood burning in a Caldera Cone
Before I designed my FireFly stove, when playing around with my ti tri CC, I made an aluminum insert out of a "disposable" aluminum roasting pan (heavy aluminum foil, essentially), lighte...

In Make Your Own Gear » what kind of materials would I need for a cheap DIY caldera with inferno insert for wood burning
October 01, 11:25am

Another option
Is the fairly famous Opinel folding knife made in France. Can get for about 10 bucks shipped. If I have food prep to do on trail like slicing meats, cheese, vegs, etc this is my favorite. Not sure ...

In GEAR » Decent $7 Fixed Blade Gourmet Backpacking Food Prep Knife - Photo-verview
September 29, 7:23am

Grayson Highlands loop
Park at Grindstone Campground and make a clockwise loop from there, mostly on AT. Route is pretty obvious if you get a map. Best 2 night loop in VA IMO.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Know of a good trail or loop in Va mountains?
September 27, 8:09am

Pushing limits
Was able to get one onto/into a GG Gorilla but it took some creativity and very compact non-food gear for a 9-day Bailey Range traverse.

In GEAR » Ultralight Packs Capable of Carrying A Berikade Expdition?
September 25, 8:47am

BPL community special offer
Order any two pieces of gear as long as one of them is a trowel, and I'll give you a 10% PayPal refund! So, thats's a trowel and a stove, a trowel and a saw, or even two trowels. To get t...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
September 17, 2:47pm

FS: LifeProof waterproof case for iPhone 4/4s, excellent condition
I love the case but am going with the iPhone 5, so it's yours including shipping in CONUS for $33. Add another $3 for international shipment. SOLD TO KAREN

In Gear Swap » FS: LifeProof waterproof case for iPhone 4/4s, excellent condition
September 17, 2:31pm

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

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