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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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Mmmm
Hashbrowns, biscuits, and gravy is still my favorite post hike meal. I like to get a side of sausage and 2-3 eggs over easy thrown on top. This sort of food orgy usually attracts attention from wei...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post-hike rituals
April 07, 1:43pm

Re: Light Pack for Family Trips? (60L+ and 35 lbs+ capacity)
My wife bought me the Porter (expedition) about 1.5 years ago for family trips. Before that, I used to use a Dana Designs terra plane (about 7 lb for pack alone). I'm pretty happy with the e...

In GEAR » Light Pack for Family Trips? (60L+ and 35 lbs+ capacity)
April 07, 9:04am

re: driducks
For the ultralight 2 definitely size down. I wear a medium everything. The size small driducks fits me with plenty of room for layering. Driducks are awesome. With all the talk lately about $200...

In Gear Deals » Where to buy driducks these days?
April 07, 6:49am

re:
Thanks, man. Exactly what I needed.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » North Carolina hiking season?
April 05, 9:22am

North Carolina hiking season?
What's the weather typically like in the Linville Gorge area in early October? Temps? Precipitation? Bugs? Is this a good time to consider a trip? edit- oops, wrong forum

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » North Carolina hiking season?
April 05, 9:07am

Re: Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
Just about everything. I stick to a whole foods/paleo diet at home. Backpacking falls under the category of "road rules". Love a big bowl of pasta in the evenings, and a giant diner br...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
April 05, 8:48am

Re shorts
I can't wear those either. Brooks makes a running short with a boxer brief style liner that is awesome though. Don't know the model name but I found it at REI

In GEAR » Swappin' Out My Shorts
April 04, 8:22am

Re stuff pocket
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to? Just toss it in the pack with everything else.

In GEAR » 2013 Patagonia Houdini pocket size too small to stuff
April 04, 8:17am

re: synthetic quilt
I couldn't be happier with the MLD spirit quilt 48 I ended up getting. Earplugs- no. I wouldn't want to drown out the night time noises (coyotes, falling rain, insects, tree frogs, etc)....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
April 03, 1:33pm

Conclusions
I had an awesome winter season, getting out for trips at least every two weeks. We had some unusual weather this year, with a fairly high percentage of days in the 25-35 F range with mixed precipit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
April 03, 1:12pm

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