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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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FS: Men's XL Stoic Hadron Down Cardigan
Nearly new, excellent. For full description, reviews see:

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's XL Stoic Hadron Down Cardigan
June 27, 10:59am

Super light, but still super strong
The MEGA Dig trowels are 33% thicker than the Big Dig and Original trowels. However, the strength of the trowels comes from their shape, not the thickness of material, which is quite thin. The ...

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
June 19, 10:09am

SOLD: Patagonia Houdini Jacket Men's XL
Worn twice, looks brand new. Silvery grey color. SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Houdini Jacket Men's XL
June 19, 8:53am

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

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