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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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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

re: gear maintenance
"Gear is just stuff"- agreed. This is more about state of mind. I prefer a spartan aesthetic and can't relax until stuff is put away. Along the same lines, you can usually tell when I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 9:30am

Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
This was a fun discussion of Post Hike Rituals I have another post hike confession. I can't relax after a trip until all my gear is taken care of. Generally, as soon as I get home, I go d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 8:36am

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

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