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Ike Jutkowitz (Ike) - BPL Guest

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.
My PDF Gear ListTrap Hills 3 season gear list

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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

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

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