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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.
If you are interested in the lightest ti trowels, stoves, and saws, check out my website at
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June "Add A Penny" Sale For Trowel plus ????
During the rest of June 2013, order any trowel and add ANY other items to your order that you want, including a Little Buck or MEGA Buck UL buck saw, additional trowels, a FireFly stove, ti windscr...

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
June 15, 8:52am

June "Add a Penny" Sale in effect until the end of the month
To get a 10% discount on the rest of your order, buy any trowel and add a penny by going to my Specials Page and adding that option to your cart. Rebate will only be given if this option is added. ...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
June 13, 9:42am

LIghter options
I find that a Caldera Cone with alcohol or Esbit as fuel is quite convenient and much lighter. Not as fast as the Jetboil to bring water to a boil, but we are talking about a 2-3 minute difference ...

In GEAR » Looking to lighten my stove weight
May 08, 1:26pm

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

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