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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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New lighter titanium windscreens available
I will now be able to make my windscreens out of a lighter gauge of titanium foil, 0.10 mm thick. The foil I used to use was 20% heavier/thicker. If the lighter gauge is important to you, make ...

In Gear Deals » New Year, New Gear - Killer Deal on Complete Cook Kits
September 09, 2:32pm

Usually crave salt
So . . . something salty.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What food (or drink) do you often wish you had carried more of?
September 09, 2:12pm

Re: Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
Amy, thanks for this very helpful post. I found exactly what you said to be true - for iPhone 5 and AT&T, you definitely want to use Airplane mode and not SIM lock to get the best battery life....

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
September 03, 5:38pm

how to deal with a sticky sooty pot from a wood fire
My solution is to devote a designated pot to wood burning and to store it in a reflectix cozy when eating out of it in camp and when it goes into my pack. For the most part I don't bother to cl...

In GEAR » Sap residue on pot from twig fire
August 27, 3:37pm

dye leaching
I've had this happen with a number of packs. I sweat a lot. Newly dyed fabrics don't always retain all their dye when exposed to warm salty sweat. Like Nick, I had my original spinnaker fab...

In GEAR » Has anyone had a backpack that discoloured your clothes?
August 27, 3:20pm

more options
If you can't find the double wall, get a single wall 700-750 cc like Stoic, Toaks, or Snowpeak; add Snowpeak Hot Lips and a Reflectix or CCF cozy and you can drink your hot drink with unburned ...

In GEAR » Looking for Ti cup/pot recommendation
August 27, 3:00pm

Little Buck design Improvements
At QiWiz UL Gear, I am always looking for ways to make things better, lighter, more durable, more useful. Recently a Little Buck saw user emailed me about a mod he did to his saw that involved a di...

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
August 27, 2:09pm

FireFly and FireFly XL Stove rebates during August "Add A Penny" Sale
To get your rebate, make sure you add a penny on my Special Deals page. Rebates also available on trowels of any size. The more you order, the bigger the rebates get! has all the info ...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
August 18, 4:01pm

Add a penny August sale in effect until the end of the month!
You can get rebates during the rest of August on any size trowel and/or FireFly or FireFly XL stove. Make sure to "add a penny" on the Special Deals page to activate your rebate. QiWiz...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
August 18, 3:54pm

probably not still available
sold, assuming payment is made; if not will bump the thread and alert any interested parties

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's XL Stoic Hadron Down Cardigan
June 29, 5:36am

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