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    In Glacier you are restricted to designated...

    In Glacier you are restricted to designated campsites; I would not count on being able to hang. I would at a minimum carry a ground-dwelling backup option, like a pad and a polychro groundsheet. I...
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    Yup, water expands when frozen, cracking the...

    Yup, water expands when frozen, cracking the filter. Get a new one and chalk it up to trail lesson learned.
    BTW, if it gets cold enough, Aqua Mira will freeze and its container can crack and then...
  3. Thread: Storage ideas

    by QiWiz
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    Maybe trap the rodents? Mothballs and/or...

    Maybe trap the rodents? Mothballs and/or peppermint oil are additional deterents. I think peppermint smells much better. Store no food or smellables in your totes and don't skimp on tote...
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    I don't know if a Colorado Ranger would agree,...

    I don't know if a Colorado Ranger would agree, but if you put vertical sticks (several per tree you use for hammock) under your hammock suspension straps, there will be much less impact on the tree...
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    I use doors at one end if its storming and windy,...

    I use doors at one end if its storming and windy, rarely use both ends at the same time. But I have the doors available at both ends so that I can change it up if the wind does a 180 on me.
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    I would only use vapor barriers for winter trips...

    I would only use vapor barriers for winter trips longer than 2-3 nights, since I don't find that I lose loft in my sleeping insulation from moisture accumulation during a typical weekend trip. I also...
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    High quality down (800 or higher fill) compresses...

    High quality down (800 or higher fill) compresses way more than synthetic. Low quality down (500-600 fill) not that different from a good synthetic but still probably a bit better.
  8. Just ordered a yard. Planning on making some DIY...

    Just ordered a yard. Planning on making some DIY gaiters and rain mitts. Have eVent ones that are getting worn out.
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    I hiked the last 60 or so miles of the Bruce...

    I hiked the last 60 or so miles of the Bruce Trail a couple years ago. Do not miss taking the ferry out to Flowerpot Island. You can even camp there. We did and had the whole island to ourselves...
  10. Susquehannock Trail System is just about perfect...

    Susquehannock Trail System is just about perfect for 5 days if you like to hike all day or are speedy (about 80ish miles). Quehanna trail another great choice (70ish miles)
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    One more sale extension ! Can you dig it? ...

    One more sale extension !

    Can you dig it?

    :)
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    Sale extended !

    Sale extended !
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    FIRE SALE at QiWiz UL Gear

    I have a FIRE SALE going on both sizes of titanium wood burning backpack stoves.
    More than 10% off either the 2.8 ounce FireFly or the 5.8 ounce FireFly XL.

    You can access the sale prices on my...
  14. This is the last extension of the sale. Will...

    This is the last extension of the sale. Will close it down a week from now. No whining please. :laugh:
  15. Sale extended. I will be out of town this weekend...

    Sale extended. I will be out of town this weekend so if you place an order FYI I will expect to be able to ship on Tuesday 2/12.
  16. Thanks Shug for reviving wood stove interest!...

    Thanks Shug for reviving wood stove interest! Would love to hear how you like your FireFly once you have had a chance to put it through its paces.

    FireFly stove in action
  17. Correct- you can add optional pot supports from...

    Correct- you can add optional pot supports from other pages on my site if you like

    If you order more than one sale item, I rebate the additional discount to your PalPal
  18. SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

    SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
  19. Eighth Anniversary Sale at QiWiz.net 10% to 20% off!

    Seems like only yesterday that I began to make and sell gear, but it's now been eight years.

    To celebrate, I have a sale going on five of my most popular items: Original and Big Dig titanium...
  20. Not going to be able to go on this after all,...

    Not going to be able to go on this after all, unfortunately. Have a great time . . .
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    Agree with TT that a great option would be to go...

    Agree with TT that a great option would be to go to the annual spring MAHHA (Mid Atlantic Hammock Hanger Association) gathering in Pine Grove Furnace state park in PA. If you search the site for...
  22. I've not hiked this trail and will try to make...

    I've not hiked this trail and will try to make it. Putting on the calendar now, though it is a bit far off. Sounds like fun.
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    I would definitely go with full length UQ for...

    I would definitely go with full length UQ for winter use. The few ounces you save with 3/4 will be offset by the discomfort risk you avoid.
  24. What does the kit weigh?

    What does the kit weigh?
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    I'll take that bet. Buy two down bags. Use them...

    I'll take that bet. Buy two down bags. Use them on trail exactly the same way, but store one compressed and store the other uncompressed. Stored uncompressed, no loft lost while in storage. Stored...
  26. Thread: are you flooded?

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    I did get some water in my basement workshop...

    I did get some water in my basement workshop during an earlier summer deluge, but have been dry in recent weeks. Not a big deal. In my case, it was not so much a flooding issue as it was the capacity...
  27. Sometimes perfect the first time, but more often...

    Sometimes perfect the first time, but more often a little fiddling gets it right. YMMV.
  28. I'm down to my last couple of 1100 cc Kits. When...

    I'm down to my last couple of 1100 cc Kits.
    When they are gone, I will have to decide if I will put in another big order with Toaks, or phase the kits out of my offerings.
    Any feedback from HFers...
  29. If others are interested, I am all out of the...

    If others are interested, I am all out of the 750cc pots, but I still have a few of the 1100 left. Go to the Special Deals page for the info.
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    Noseeum netting. Why have anything at 75 degrees?

    Noseeum netting. Why have anything at 75 degrees?
  31. So for those that may not have caught this thread...

    So for those that may not have caught this thread earlier in the year, I still have two of the 750 cc and four of the 1100 cc special deals available.
    When these go, they will all be gone :crying
  32. Still have a few of both sizes in case there is...

    Still have a few of both sizes in case there is still interest in the deal . . .
  33. I think UV damage would be the issue. Agree that...

    I think UV damage would be the issue. Agree that a less expensive option is a better idea.
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    Welcome - hope to see you join the Phoenix...

    Welcome - hope to see you join the Phoenix Backpacking Club meetup group (in your area, not Arizona) and meet you on trail.
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    My thinking and experience is that clothing...

    My thinking and experience is that clothing layers add to your insulation UNLESS your outermost insulation layer has its loft reduced from the inside by being too snug due to the clothing you are...
  36. Yes, me too, but first I need to get my foot in...

    Yes, me too, but first I need to get my foot in the Massdrop door. Not sure that's gonna happen - maybe if folks like you tell Massdrop that you you just HAVE to have QiWiz stuff on Massdrop...
  37. I donít know - still waiting to hear from...

    I donít know - still waiting to hear from Massdrop. The more people vote, the more likely it will be that something happens.
  38. Me too. Another time . . .

    Me too. Another time . . .
  39. Not sure whether your plans are still flexible,...

    Not sure whether your plans are still flexible, but I would love to join the Clarion River contingent if it's the 5/19-5/20 weekend that you go. As pointed out, the following weekend is Memorial Day...
  40. Yes, still have a few of both sizes available.

    Yes, still have a few of both sizes available.
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    Double Down UL Titanium Trowel Special Deal

    Tired of digging a pitiful cathole with a stick or your boot heel? Got LNT guilt? Maybe you have been hankering for your own UL titanium trowel, but have not yet pulled the trigger. Good News: I have...
  42. This is a great point - the system works better...

    This is a great point - the system works better with the windscreen, even with no wind at all. I assume this is because the windscreen causes the burner heat to be directed to the pot sides in...
  43. They are both Toaks pots: here are the specs . ....

    They are both Toaks pots: here are the specs . . .

    https://www.toaksoutdoor.com/products/pot-750

    https://www.toaksoutdoor.com/products/pot-1100
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    For sleep system insulation, I like a larger...

    For sleep system insulation, I like a larger stuff sack that compresses less. This goes into my pack first and gets further compressed by other gear that goes on top of it only to the extent...
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    Poll: I would love to carry 3+ pounds less on all my...

    I would love to carry 3+ pounds less on all my trips. Sell off what you are replacing if you do to reduce cost. What is worth doing for some is not worth doing for all. You carry it, you buy it, you...
  46. If you do take off some pot stand height and find...

    If you do take off some pot stand height and find it improves performance, I would love to hear about it. I think the current height worked the best for both alcohol and Esbit use, always using a...
  47. Thanks for posting the video review and burner...

    Thanks for posting the video review and burner comparison. To answer one of your questions, the pot stand I ship is made from stainless steel mesh. It does glow near the top when the burner is going,...
  48. Still have some of both sizes available; Special...

    Still have some of both sizes available; Special Deal continues . . .
  49. If you ordered the Special Deal...

    If you ordered the Special Deal you will get the XL DualFuel with either size pot; holds up to 1.5 ounces.
  50. I find that with a DualFuel burner, I can in most...

    I find that with a DualFuel burner, I can in most conditions heat up 2 cups of water with a half ounce of alcohol or bring it to a boil with a bit more alcohol, generally less than 3/4 ounces. Burn...
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