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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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Tarp, Tent, or Bivvy
Never been a bivvy fan. Not enough room, and too much interior condensation in my commonly frequented conditions. Tents are OK, but heavier than my favorite shaped tarps. My favorite is the Zpacks ...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 22, 7:44am

Aqua Mira
for water treatment is in your budget. Decant into mini bottles for an even lighter option for shorter trips.

In GEAR » $100 to spend... on what?
January 22, 7:29am

Hobo stove design issues
At a minimum, your airflow out the top of the stove should equal or exceed the air inflow. If you are using a pot that is much wider than the stove, increase the outflow even more.

In Make Your Own Gear » How much air intake does my DIY hobo stove need?
January 22, 7:26am

WTB Bearikade Expedition
Anyone got one they are willing to part with? Can include barter for gear I have and/or gear I make in the deal, if interested. Can PM me or contact me through the link on www.QiWiz.net/contactQiW...

In Gear Swap » WTB Bearikade Expedition
January 20, 11:59am

Feedback is a gift
Thanks for the suggestion. I may be able to put this in place in the near future. In the meantime, the video clip on the Kits page on my site should make all the options more clear, but please cont...

In Gear Deals » New Year, New Gear - Killer Deal on Complete Cook Kits
January 14, 8:58am

New gear introductory pricing on Kits and Kit Components in effect until end of January
Well, another year is here, and I've got more new gear. I've listened, and I'm delivering. Specifically, I've added a second pot size option (1000 cc aluminum) and a larger capacity...

In Gear Deals » New Year, New Gear - Killer Deal on Complete Cook Kits
January 13, 5:47pm

Feet growth not just on thru hikes
I've done more backpacking in the last 5 years (about 1800 trail miles, 300-400 per year) than I did previously. During that time, my hiking shoe size has gone from 11 4E to 11.5 4E to 12 4E. M...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
January 06, 3:15pm

March 1 vs March 31 - very different
If early March, I think you need more insulation when not hiking then you are bringing, unless you are just planning on getting in your nice warm sleeping bag if you get cold (and you have a nice w...

In Gear Lists » AT (March departure) layering system question
January 06, 3:00pm

I'll take them
if still available. Email sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Like New MLD Rain Chaps, SilNylon, Large
January 03, 10:12am

Great report
I'm looking at a JMT thru next year in early September and was planning on taking about 3 weeks, but your faster transit time is making me rethink my planned mileages, especially for the second...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet another JMT trip report
December 31, 3:42pm

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