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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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re: questions
Thanks guys. Your comments are much appreciated. @Dale- Those are the alpina red tails, an inexpensive do-all backcountry ski. The dimensions are 68 / 60 / 65 mm, so not too fat. @Greg- I do ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 23, 3:35pm

Re: porter
The three compression straps provide such a stable platform for the skis that I'm not too worried. After two years of doing it that way, there is still no visible wear.

In GEAR » HMG Porter with ski carry modifications: anyone have one?
January 22, 12:40pm

"I think I'm probably a F'ing Crazy Lightweight sort of guy" smile

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 2:17pm

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

That's the expedition pack

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

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

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