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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.
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Re: Re:Stove Fuel/Airlines:BAD ADVICE!
Mike - I called TSA today and asked about Esbit in checked luggage. They were not familiar with it. They asked me if it was flammable and what it was used for. I said it was solid, looked like a...

In GEAR » Stove Fuel/Airlines
July 09, 7:30am

Re: boots vs. shoes at Philmont
Based on two "superstrenuous" treks as an overweight (just within Philmont limits) adult advisor at Philmont: If you have OK ankles, you can wear low cut shoes or boots without ankle s...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
July 07, 10:01am

Re: boots or shoes for philmont?
If you are going light and have OK ankles, trail runners are no problem. Have worn them for two "superstrenuous" treks at Philmont as an adult advisor. Most recently at age 50, summer of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » boots or shoes for philmont?
July 06, 2:45pm

Re: Best WP small digital camera?
Have been very happy with Olympus Stylus cameras. Compact, weather-resistant if not completely waterproof, and high-quality lenses. Not the absolute lightest but not heavy either.

In GEAR » Best WP small digital camera?
July 05, 3:01pm

Re: Alcohol Stove for Philmont?
Alcohol stoves really shine when cooking for 1 or 2, but are thought by many to make less sense for larger groups. But if you really want the best answer . . . You should do a test of fuel consu...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove for Philmont?
July 05, 2:57pm

Re: Stove Fuel/Airlines
I have put unopened Esbit fuel tabs in checked luggage on multiple occasions with nary a problem. This works well with a standard or titanium wing stove as long as it's just for you or maybe on...

In GEAR » Stove Fuel/Airlines
July 05, 2:36pm

I am interested in this tent but the price is higher than I can afford right now. If you are unable to get your asking price and are willing to come down, let me know. Alternatively, I would be wil...

In Gear Swap » FS: Contrail with Sewn-In Floor
May 04, 1:39pm

FS: Wanderlust Gear (Kurt Russell) Nomad Tent
Classic thru-hiker shelter design for AT or PCT. Please make offers by PM. Original price $250. Condition excellent. This is a solo shelter with diamond-shaped footprint. Requires two trekking pole...

In Gear Swap » FS: Wanderlust Gear (Kurt Russell) Nomad Tent
April 27, 2:32pm

Re: WTB TT Rainbow 2 with bathtub floor
If you are interested in a hammock, I have a Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker A-sym model that I've used twice (you will not be able to tell from new) that I'll part with for $159 shipped any...

In Gear Swap » WTB TT Rainbow 2 with bathtub floor
March 23, 2:15pm

FS: Hennessy Hammock OverCover, Snakeskins #2
Snakeskins will be on eBay as of 7:45 PM tonight PST. The #2 size is for the Backpacker models (Original UL Backpacker, UL Backpacker Asym, Hyperlight Backpacker; would also fit the Adventure Racer...

In Gear Swap » FS: Hennessy Hammock OverCover, Snakeskins #2
March 20, 1:26pm

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