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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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Joule windscreen design is sort of what I had in mind for the MiniMo
Although I was thinking of metal, not plastic. Thanks for the photos and description. Gives me hope that I can come up with something useful.

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 08, 9:41am

MiniMo windscreen
I've got a MiniMo on its way to me and I'll be playing with this idea. If I come up with something good, I'll post it. Maybe I'll need to create some space between this hanging scre...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 07, 1:46pm

Idea for MiniMo wind resistance improvement
What if . . . you took a piece of aluminum flashing, titanium foil, or what have you and attached it with velcro strips to the outside of the Minimo (half way to 2/3 way around only), so that it...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 07, 12:40pm

Trowel / Saw has been done
I've made a saw edge on a few trowels as a custom mod. I do this by cutting saw teeth by hand and bending them slightly in or out on alternate teeth to create a saw blade. Not a great saw but i...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
October 29, 12:14pm

Heat treatment makes titanium stronger, apparently
I get the occasional inquiry about how my trowels can be so strong, and so light at the same time. Great question! I'm no metalurgist, but I recently read that when some metals are shaped us...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
October 24, 8:24am

Who will win this contest?
Drop-N-Roll sent me a link to this video of LoveNote and Stryder having a cat hole digging contest in the Wind River Range during her CDT thru hike. LoveNote is using an Original trowel. Stryder is...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
August 12, 5:02am

New Special Deal: FireFly + Ti Pot
Through the month of July, visit my Specials Page at QiWiz.net to access this deal, which gives you 10% off a FireFly wood burning stove when you order it as a combo deal with one of the great Ti p...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
June 24, 10:51am

Go with the Mariposa
I have both packs and while I might (and have) gotten by on on a long trip with my Gorilla and a bear canister, I will be bringing my Mariposa on a JMT thru later this year. Disclaimer: I am a Trai...

In GEAR » Gorilla vs. Mariposa for JMT
June 17, 1:42pm

Special Deal not to be missed . . . ends 6/5/14
This really great deal ends on Thursday, 6/5/14. Act fast or miss out. Can you dig it?

In Gear Deals » Special Deal not to be missed . . .
June 03, 7:25pm

Have you considered . . .
I like the Evernew 900 Mug/Pot a lot; perfect for the volume I like best and works well with my FireFly woodburner. You might also like the Toaks 700 or 900, if you have not looked at them.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Titanium Mug/Pot (Kettle)
May 12, 1:38pm

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