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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.
My PDF Gear ListTrap Hills 3 season gear list

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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

Re: Bob Marshall Wilderness Open training, part 1
Awesome that you guys are doing this. Hope you enjoy it every step of the way, from training through execution. Good luck. Ike

In Post-Trip Reports » Bob Marshall Wilderness Open training, part 1
March 19, 2:02pm

Re: Thoughts on gear for long-distance hikers
Thanks for taking the time once again to share your thoughts. Your perspectives as a "professional" long distance hiker are much appreciated.

In Philosophy & Technique » Thoughts on gear for long-distance hikers
March 19, 9:10am

re: small pack
For fastpacking/running trips, I use a packs zero xsmall (1000 cu in) with side pockets and shock cord. With a fairly restrictive gear list (4 lb), I can hold about 5 days of food, possibly needing...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Smallest volume pack dimensions you guys? Cubic inches...
March 18, 3:59pm

Re: wet backpack
I put it under my bivy or groundsheet.

In GEAR » Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?
March 18, 12:43pm

About Expectations (Gargantua Cove, Ontario)
Adventure begins with the planning of a trip. Poring over maps, planning routes, and selecting gear usually begins weeks in advance, watching the weather as the date approaches to fine tune clothin...

In Post-Trip Reports » About Expectations (Gargantua Cove, Ontario)
March 17, 1:14pm

re:
Well played, Cesar. Seriously though, isn't it enough to have found the gear that works perfectly for you? There is no universal truth, and rarely is there common ground. We like what we like,...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 10, 3:55pm

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