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Ike Jutkowitz (Ike) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Michigan
About Me Grew up in the Adirondacks, with my first backpacking experiences on the Northville-Placid Trail. Avid fly fisherman and runner, occasional rock climber and mountain biker. Now living in Michigan which has put a damper on vertical endeavors.
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re: iphone 5 and battery drain
Amy, I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help. I'm a map and compass guy, and everything I know about iphone usage for GPS I learned from your excellent article. I locked my sim, power...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 23, 4:25pm

re: iphone 5 and battery drain
I recently used my iphone 5 (sprint) with Gaia on a 3 day trek in Alaska. Using sim lock, my battery levels went from 95% to 78% over that 3 day period. In addition to checking my location periodic...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 22, 12:37pm

re: ul hoody
Check out the Nau M2 hoody. I often wear an ibex indie when backpacking, but the nau has a more normal (less form fitting) cut that I prefer when around other people.

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 22, 12:24pm

re: Backpacking with a newborn
Taking my girls camping as babies was probably the thing that made me feel like a real parent during that challenging stage. Sharing your passion with a new life, and seeing them respond in wonder ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking with a Newborn
August 06, 12:09pm

Re: summer
My summer has been lame (all work) except for a family trip to the adirondacks. I leave next week for Alaska though- I have a pretty good solo adventure planned. Lets hook up when I get back for an...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vestal Peak and the Weminuche Wilderness
August 02, 9:34am

Re: dehydrating foods
For wet foods (stews, rice and beef, chili, etc), I like to dehydrate 3 cup portions. This ends up being about 1 1/2 cups dry, weighs about 5-6 oz, has 500-700 kcal, and rehydrates with 1 1/2 cups ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Portion sizes for home dehydrated dinners?
August 02, 9:29am

re: Vestal Peak
Awesome photos and commentary as always. Thanks Rog!

In Post-Trip Reports » Vestal Peak and the Weminuche Wilderness
August 02, 7:41am

re: ID vapor barriers
I've not found the ID vapor barrier socks to be waterproof or vapor proof. When worn as a VB inside cross country ski boots, they tend to wet out my wool oversocks with perspiration. When I'...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Vapor Barrier socks as waterproof oversocks.
July 02, 7:24am

Re:base layer
I sleep in the same merino baselayer and hiking pants I wear during the day. Usually I only start to notice the smell by day 5. I also skip the ground sheet to protect my bivy floor, or any othe...

In GEAR » Another base layer/sleep clothing discussion
June 28, 4:36pm

FS: Royal Robbins Global Traveler F12 nylon pants, size 30/30 $25 new
Recently bought these and lost the receipt. Never worn- a little too roomy for my scrawny butt. Color is khaki. Price includes shipping CONUS.

In Gear Swap » FS: Royal Robbins Global Traveler F12 nylon pants, size 30/30 $25 new
June 24, 1:29pm

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