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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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Horror stories
On my recent Adirondack traverse, I had fixed myself a celebratory drink for the final night on trail, using the last of my everclear stove fuel. When I got up to tend my fish cooking over the camp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
January 19, 8:24am

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That's the expedition pack

In GEAR » Pack for Snow Camping/Mountain Approach -- ULA Catalyst?
January 17, 2:33pm

Porter
Take a look at the HMG porter as well. I've got one of the original expedition packs (now porter 4400) and its been my go-to pack for pack rafting, winter camping, and family sherpa duty. High ...

In GEAR » Pack for Snow Camping/Mountain Approach -- ULA Catalyst?
January 17, 2:01pm

re: Beyond our boundaries
I have much respect for those who figure out how to parent creatively like this. An experience like the AT will have a much bigger impact on your kids development and confidence than school, camp, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: The Story of a Family of Five Thru-Hiking the AT in 2014
January 12, 10:11am

re: Little Colorado
Awesome pictures!

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
January 08, 11:34am

re: Black Mountain
I got to spend some time in that area (thanks to Cooldrip above, who never having met me, drove for about 7 hours to shuttle me along the Mountain to Sea Trail). Really awesome terrain- I'd lo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Going with the flow on the Black Mtn Crest Trail
January 08, 11:32am

re: Gear and ethics
"Do we want to fill our landfills with driducks?" A valid question and I'd agree that the answer should be no. However, I do not regard them as a disposable item. They are easily ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 1:27pm

Re: driducks
Gotta agree with Jon. Raingear is the one item that has most consistently failed me over the last 20 years and I have a hard time getting excited about spending substantial amounts of money on it. ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 8:37am

HMG
After 3 years of use, I agree with others that it is pretty waterproof. I still use a light pack liner to help compartmentalize dry insulation from damp tarp, etc.

In GEAR » HMG backpacks. Waterproof? What do the owners say?
January 05, 6:27am

Free Alpina BC 5 NNN BC ski boots men's size 44
Newish synthetic NNN BC ski boots. Size 44 (men's US size 10). Sharp looking boots, but I'm not a fan of the synthetic uppers. You pay shipping- figure $20 conus

In Gear Swap » Free Alpina BC 5 NNN BC ski boots men's size 44
January 01, 12:02pm

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