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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
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As long as I remember that the business of Backpacker mag is selling ads,
I get less PO. I still find some of the trail descriptions helpful and use them to make a list of trails I might want to try some day. Last year I did a Wind River Crest trek with some friends that...

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine
May 17, 9:58am

Good questions
My own experience is I often end up with more moisture in and on my quilt with a bivvy than without a bivvy. I'm in the eastern woodlands with high moisture common. In the drier west, things mi...

In GEAR » Quilt under a tarp without a Bivy?
May 15, 12:50pm

Don't like bivvies, and have not needed them
"I've been moving away from Bivy use - I simply don't like the constricted nature. My quilts are also a bit wider than the norm so I have no issue with drafts. For bugs, I would muc...

In GEAR » Quilt under a tarp without a Bivy?
May 14, 12:04pm

One more time . . .
Mother's Day bump, a day late. I won't bump again, I promise. With a top lighting method you can bring 3 cups of water to a boil in as little as 8 minutes with an additional 8 minutes of...

In Gear Swap » FS: FireFly UL titanium wood burning stove
May 14, 11:22am

Larger pots DO need to be higher, and here's an UL way
Well, time to eat some humble pie. First off, I'd like to thank Dan (zelph) for bringing up the idea of having higher pot supports, and that this might explain what Chris Martin described (see ...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
May 13, 3:09pm

Pot support height question
@Dan You said "I can see the pot supports are too low and will cause problems" [edit: you can read below my first defensive response; see my less defensive and data-based response a...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
May 12, 5:59am

Re: Ursack in Winds
I don't think there is a specific requirement, but not 100% sure about that. I used a pair of Ursacks with OP liners last year. There were numerous spots without good trees to hang from, so Urs...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
May 11, 1:06pm

Fire Sale on FireFly stove
price drop bump!

In Gear Swap » FS: FireFly UL titanium wood burning stove
May 11, 5:16am

FS: FireFly UL titanium wood burning stove
This is a one-time offer for the FireFly stove that JacobD got on loan from me to review. You can see his comments in his Hike It Like It blog. Lots of good stuff there. Anyway, its now back in my ...

In Gear Swap » FS: FireFly UL titanium wood burning stove
May 10, 5:55pm

Re: What is your preferred footwear in the Winds?
I did the Wind River Crest Trail as described in Backpacker magazine last year in late August in NB trail runners with no problem.

In GEAR » What is your preferred footwear in the Winds?
May 10, 11:02am

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