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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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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

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

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

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