I haven't built a kite in 45 years, the wind in Reno, Nevada is strong. What do you suggest besides retirement?
I was actually in a similar boat before I started this website ;-) Maybe for about 35 yrs - anyway...
My Dowel Box kite (fresh wind version) can handle quite a lot of wind. Although I don't have free instructions for it on my site, the ebook for it contains everything you could possibly need to complete it successfully and get it into the air.
All you need is 3/16" wooden dowel, wood glue, some drop-sheet plastic and packing tape.