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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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Trowel = Shovel
Since the regs do not define what is meant by a shovel, or what the dimensions must be, it would seem to me that the worst case scenario on showing off your Big Dig to an inquisitive ranger would b...

In GEAR » UL shovel mandatory?
May 04, 4:07pm

Two more ways to dry bake, even more UL
The first is a demo of a bake kit that will work with many wood burning stoves, using a ti foil heat shield, spacer, fold-flat baking pan, and foil hood. In the video, a QiWiz FireFly stove was use...

In GEAR » ESBIT: Simmering and Ultralight Baking
April 25, 12:13pm

Small but mighty FireFly
Here's a video that shows how one load of wood can boil 3 cups of water and continue to heat it for an additional 8 minutes without adding a single twig. I use Dan's (zelph's) top load ...

In GEAR » Wood burning stove for a REAL camp fire?
April 25, 11:52am

Great thread
Very interesting thread. Since I enjoyed reading all the posts so much, I'll make a contribution to it. I have been replacing synthetic insulation with down for the majority of my gear choices ...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 12, 11:00am

Secret tips for lighting Esbit in WINDY conditions
Use a good windscreen. Form it into a circle. Carry a few cotton balls, each with a little vaseline rolled up inside. Pinch off a bit of one of these cotton balls (it takes very little) and make ...

In GEAR » Tips for lighting Esbit in High Winds
April 11, 2:08pm

I'll take the Klymit pillow
email headed your way.

In Gear Swap » FS: Ultralight Pack Liners (24" x 48", 2 oz.), PackaFeather XL Stove, Klymit Cush Seat
April 11, 1:51pm

How much Esbit do you need?
@ Ian "They advertise .5oz of fuel to boil 16oz of water. My experience has been that .5oz is overkill but I'm having a hard time getting the job done with .25oz. Maybe .375oz is the magic...

In Make Your Own Gear » Better Esbit Ti Folding Stove idea
April 04, 12:38pm

Love the design
I've been using a DIY silicone thumb and two finger protector as a pot pincher/grabber, but now I'm inspired to see how light I can make something like your model. Should have some ti aroun...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 02, 10:02am

What about an ULtimate Esbit System in a Caldera Cone
Now that's a great question. The cone is a great windscreen, so no problem there. You would not need the TriPod pot support. The FireRing and Base should work pretty well, though the ...

In Gear Deals » ULtimate Esbit System
March 31, 10:16am

ULtimate Esbit System
Not the best photo I've ever taken, but here are the components: From the left side of picture: 6g TriPod folding 2" high pot support, made out of stainless steel rods and brass ...

In Gear Deals » ULtimate Esbit System
March 31, 8:59am

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