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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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+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

"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

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

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