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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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Respectfully disagree
"You run and hike the way you run and hike" Running is a skill, and like any other skill (golf, gymnastics, etc) can be taught and coached. Independent of the shoes you wear, there is ...

In GEAR » Merrell Trail Glove 2 - Running Smart, Review, and Barefoot Running
April 23, 5:03am

re: BPL UL 240 quilt
Still available for $200

In Gear Swap » BPL UL 240 quilt, regular
April 22, 1:00pm

re: river knife
I carry a Bark River bravo necker. Have I had opportunity to use it? Sure. Opening packaging, food prep, cleaning fish. If I wasn't packrafting, I'd still carry it. I also have a small f...

In Packrafting » river knife?
April 21, 5:07am

Beautiful job as always. I'm not a black and white photographer, but I appreciate how they accentuate the patterns in the rock in your photos and the starkness of the terrain. Loved this very...

In Post-Trip Reports » Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold
April 18, 10:39am

I don't think I'd like squaring off against Colin in a debate. Sound logic and some truly awesome comebacks.

In GEAR » First impressions: Tundra ethical sleeping bag model Pure-0
April 17, 2:03pm

"How do you like the Pertex Endurance shell for the Blackwelder? Does it get clammy or does it breathe ok?" I like it fine. It seems perfectly breathable and the inner shell is snuggly s...

In GEAR » Colder weather - quilt v bag for side sleeper?
April 17, 8:07am

Not tall (5'8). Shoulder-wise, I wear a size 40 jacket. As a tossing and turning side sleeper, I always found my face mashing into the hood at some point in the night. Like Kate, I much pref...

In GEAR » Colder weather - quilt v bag for side sleeper?
April 16, 7:12am

Re: UL flask
Rumrunnerflasks.com Or an empty apple juice bottle

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best UL container/carrier/flask for whisky or scotch?
April 16, 3:37am

no drafts in a katabatic wide
I use the katabatic blackwelder 0 degree wide for winter camping. This excellent design has a draft tube that cinches at the neck and more than ample room to tuck the quilt around you, sealing out ...

In GEAR » Colder weather - quilt v bag for side sleeper?
April 16, 3:30am

@Scott- The OPSAKs were purchased online from REI at our expense for the purpose of this study. They arrived sealed in the manufacturer's packaging. I had no reason to suspect they were defecti...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 14, 3:49pm

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