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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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I'll take it
Will send PM ASAP.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD cuben Monk tarp, NEW, w/cut and attached guy lines to spec
January 28, 12:09pm

titanium sources
I go through a fair amount of titanium. Pristine sheets fresh from a mill are quite expensive, hence the interest in titanium joe's better prices for "pre-owned ti". @jeremy - the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do I buy Titanium?
January 28, 11:52am

agree with Nick
My favorite beanie is Possumdown, made from NZ merino wool and NZ possum fur (light, warm, can literally shake out water if it gets wet and put it right back on). I have used a down beanie from Bla...

In GEAR » Down hat vs wool hat... wool seems to be the better choice?
January 28, 11:40am

Budget items I use a lot
20 oz gatorade bottles as water containers attached to pack straps DIY generic ccf cozies for the gatorade bottles in winter to keep water from freezing Aqua Mira Reflectix cozies for my cook po...

In GEAR » Favorite "Budget" Item?
January 24, 3:10pm

Cottage gear marketplace
I like this idea, but do not have the time or resources to put it together. I'd be happy to support it in some reasonable way though if someone else does.

In GEAR » How do you find cottage gear?
January 24, 2:31pm

Toaks 750 pot/kit at a great price
I am now using the Toaks 750 (really more like 700, actually) as the titanium pot option in my Complete Kits. Can also get it by itself, or just with a ti windscreen. Anyway, I think the quality is...

In GEAR » toaks pots
January 24, 2:23pm

Fire pan options
I agree with those who were skeptical of an aluminum foil baking/roasting pan holding up to a hot fire. Tried this once and my wood fire went right through the bottom of the pan. If the pan was pla...

In GEAR » Lightweight fire pan?
January 24, 2:15pm

Wilton looks good
Just found a 2-pan set with nonstick coating and removable centers by Wilton on Amazon for $7.37 Should be fun to try them out this weekend. A new way to bake in the backcountry is always good!

In Make Your Own Gear » Mini angel food cake pan windscreen/pot support?
January 22, 8:33am

Nice find
I think this has great potential as a baking pan inside a pot that it fits into, OR over a burner with a heat shield, spacer, and foil hood. Thin aluminum will not hold up to the heat generated in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mini angel food cake pan windscreen/pot support?
January 22, 8:12am

January SALE - 10% off of 2 or more trowels !!
Go to my Specials page to order any combination of sizes (including 2 of the same size) and you will get 10% off 2 or more trowels of any size.

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
January 22, 7:48am

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