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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: Indy
I can't comment on the Sierra, but I'm pretty sure you'll fry at temps above 70. The Indy has been my most used base layer for the last 4 years. I love it tremendously, but can't us...

In GEAR » Ibex Indie Hoody too Hot for Summer in the Sierras?
June 03, 6:42am

re: BMWO
Awesome report, Dan, and one I'd been waiting for. Thanks!

In Post-Trip Reports » BMWO 2013 - Another Year of Swimming in the Flathead
June 02, 7:37am

Just when you start to think your spouse doesn't get you...
Best birthday present ever

In Chaff » Just when you start to think your spouse doesn't get you...
May 27, 9:38am

Attitude adjustment works great for me
When I'm awake at night, I take pleasure in the sounds of nature (bubbling streams, coyotes howling, frogs calling, insects chirping) and look at the stars. Rather than stressing about lack of ...

In GEAR » Take any meds to fall asleep after a medium size hiking day?
May 22, 6:23pm

re:RRRRRR
Loved this and the linked interview. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

In Other Activities » Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim
May 19, 7:07pm

re: FBC
For those not doing FBC cooking, what ecologically sound alternative are you using to package your food?

In GEAR » Freezer bag cooking vs. pot cooking - weight of boil-in-bag bags?
May 05, 8:20am

re:
Mike C! It warms the heart to see you back. Great article. I'm of the "cook-at-home, just add water on the trail" persuasion, but could easily see adopting this technique when out...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Fry Bake Gear and Technique (Video)
May 04, 1:37pm

+1 Nick
Good post, Nick. I think a lot of people buy into the marketing hype that if they slap on a pair of VFFs or other minimalist shoe, they will suddenly run like the Tarahumara. Jennifer probably see...

In GEAR » Merrell Trail Glove 2 - Running Smart, Review, and Barefoot Running
April 24, 9:53am

Re: cuben mids
I use a cuben duomid bought off gear swap 3 years ago. It is my designated winter shelter, but I'll also use it for family trips, fly fishing trips during the buggy seasons, or any time I just ...

In GEAR » 2 person cuben mids: MLD vs locus gear vs bear paw vs?
April 23, 2:39pm

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"Eating hot comfortable food at night is one of the pleasures of camping I will not soon give up." +1 And with the availability of so many esbit/alchy and mug setups that weigh unde...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do any of you forgo cooking food altogether?
April 23, 8:23am

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