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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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Common repairs
What field repairs have you needed to make on your packraft, and what products have you found most useful? Mine is showing no signs of significant wear after its first year, but as I continue to...

In Packrafting » Common repairs
June 23, 10:22am

re: You find anything fun lately?
This could never happen to me. I'm such a compulsive minimalist that anything that sits unused for a year gets donated unless I have some future plan in mind for it. My wife on the other ha...

In GEAR » Cool gear find - in my own house!
June 23, 7:55am

re: Kodiak Island
Awesome trip with some great wildlife shots. Walking through the willow tunnels alone always has me on edge. You never know who you'll come face to face with. I'll be returning to Alask...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
June 22, 6:02am

Re: katabatic
I use a blackwelder 0F quilt in winter. It is seriously warm, and I generally don't bother with the attachment system. I do snap the neck and cinch it down- no problems snapping it while in the...

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear quilt attachment system - some thoughts and concerns *with pics*
June 16, 10:38am

re: lone peak
This could just be the year you get someone to share that two person shelter with you. A romantic fire crackling away in the ti hearth...

In GEAR » Ruta Locura Cuben Lone Peak
June 15, 4:59am

"I don't think it was ye she was on about" So it was me? Lots of interesting commentary on this thread, though I'm still blown away by Clayton's writing linked above...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Civility and Anonymity
June 11, 8:47pm

Doug's not actually fat- its all muscle. Also, his pictures don't do him justice. I'd be more than happy to provide a character reference if needed. Jen, you should take advantage of th...

In Philosophy & Technique » lifestyle choices
June 10, 7:27pm

re: Pukaskwa
That is one seriously sick trip, and one of the best trip reports I've read in a long time. Thanks for putting it up.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pukaskwa: 160kms Around the Outside via Foot & Raft
June 08, 6:41pm

merino wool tops for work and adventure travel
As my current wardrobe becomes progressively more threadbare and hole-y, I'm looking to replace with a smaller number of multipurpose items. I'm by no means a snazzy dresser. Jeans and Ts a...

In GEAR » merino wool tops for work and adventure travel
June 06, 8:40am

re: It's not about the nail

In Chaff » I've heard this before....
June 04, 9:43am

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