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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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an oversized down bag is the key to winter warm sleeping with a light pack
My advice is to get an oversized, high loft down bag that lets you wear additional layers including a down jacket inside of it without compressing the loft above you. In cold weather, you just get ...

In Winter Hiking » Why I don't use my outer clothes as part of my intended sleep system
December 31, 10:55am

"winter" is not the same everywhere
In the eastern woodlands, it means daytime high temperatures typically from 20-40 degrees and night temps from 10-25 degrees. The system I use and like is this environment begins with an Icebreaker...

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
December 31, 10:48am

How about this solution?
I've ordered some of this 20 mil self-fusing silicone tape to try out. I think it might be another option. Don't know how much wight it would add. What does the brain trust think of this id...

In GEAR » IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape
December 31, 10:34am

Nicely done
I admire your ingenuity. How do you attach the basswood handles? Keepin' it light at:

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 30, 1:37pm

First steps
I think to switch to a tarp big enough to shelter two people, and go with a sleeping quilt would be good as a starting point. If you want to stick with a tent, there are some that are half the weig...

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 1:14pm

November sale on any size trowel - Can you Dig It ?
Thanks John for the nice comments. I've had a couple folks have to replace a misplaced trowel, but no reports of breakage have ever come my way. During November, you can get more than 10% o...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
November 09, 8:57am

November FIRE SALE is on !
During November, you can get more than 10% off a regular FireFly stove or any size titanium trowel. Just go to the Specials page for all the details.

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
November 09, 8:51am

LIght wood burners
@ Roger - if and when you want to do some wood burner evaluations and comparisons, just let me know and I'll be happy to send you one of my FireFly stoves. Firebox Nano - It's relativel...

In GEAR » New Wood Burning Stove that is super light.
October 10, 9:19am

Special Deals
Yes, see Specials page for current deals.

In Gear Deals » New Year, New Gear - Killer Deal on Complete Cook Kits
October 08, 4:59pm

Now you can get just a titanium pot or pot & ti windscreen
I've had a number of people contact me about this issue. Originally, I thought I was not going to be able to get more of the 700 ml titanium pots, because no one was making them. That's now...

In Gear Deals » New Year, New Gear - Killer Deal on Complete Cook Kits
October 08, 8:05am

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