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Robert Kelly (QiWiz) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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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 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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