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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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ID eVENT Anorak
Price reduced $105

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Event Anorak size medium, Katabatic Bristlecone Bivy Regular, Wide
April 02, 8:37am

WTB: BPL vapor bivy in excellent condition
I'm looking for a newish BPL vapor bivy (the most recent iteration). Size regular. Already have one that I love. Worried it won't last forever. Anyone have one they don't use?

In Gear Swap » WTB: BPL vapor bivy in excellent condition
April 02, 8:36am

re: caribbean
I enjoyed this very much. I was also amazed at how much the shoreline resembled my own stomping grounds on lake superior, at least until you went under water... Thanks for a great report

In Post-Trip Reports » Caribbean Backcountry: Punto del Norte 3/26-3/29
April 02, 8:30am

Re: Glacier Divide Loop ~ Piute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Col
Looks like a fun trip. Had to laugh at the note on your truck when you got back- I'm always afraid my wife is going to call SAR on me one of these days. It is a huge motivator for me to make bi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier Divide Loop ~ Piute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Col
April 02, 8:27am

re: Houdini
I've worn the same monkey-vomit yellow houdini for the past three years. It is now patched in spots, but the DWR finish still seems as good as when I purchased it. I wash it frequently in sport...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini's Deluge DWR questions
April 02, 7:59am

A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
The internet is a great and terrible tool for communication. It brings together people with diverse backgrounds, geographic ranges, and interests who all share a love for backcountry travel. Unfort...

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
March 30, 11:24am

Looks like you guys had a great time. Sorry I missed it.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
March 26, 1:28pm

Re: cannisters
I'm with Jan. Alcohol, esbit, and wood give enough options without resorting to disposable canisters. As my wife commented on the Keurig craze, "Crapping up the planet one little cup at a ...

In GEAR » Starting to doubt using my alcohol stove for cannister
March 25, 4:04am

re: Dirty Devil
Awesome. Seriously.

In Post-Trip Reports » Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft
March 20, 7:50am

Sealing HMG
I sealed a portion of the back panel, not because I was worried about waterproofing, but because the seams appeared to be under a lot of tension in that area (between shoulder straps and upper comp...

In GEAR » Has anyone seam sealed an HMG Expedition
March 20, 7:42am

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