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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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ul waders
I mostly just wet wade in the same nylon pants and minimalist trail runners I hike in, a reasonable approach in Michigan, with a fishing season that runs from May through September. In Alaska, w...

In Fishing » ultralight waders
December 01, 5:24am

re: B2B
I'm liking the sound of this. Keep us posted. Any thought about extending it a little further through pictured rocks, or would the need for permits get in the way?

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
November 30, 1:13pm

re: quilt system
Awesome idea. I would do the outer quilt in synthetic for winter use. Wish mine snapped onto my down quilt like that.

In GEAR » Enigma quilt system
November 25, 4:20pm

re: Storing dehydrated food in the freezer
I store mine in the freezer too, space permitting. It gets bagged up after it comes out of the dehydrator, and I let it cool on the countertop, making sure that there is no condensation in the bag ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Storing dehydrated food in the freezer
November 25, 12:30pm

re: Epic Bars
Donna, Those look awesome! As someone who tries to avoid sugary, over-processed foods, I usually make all my own stuff, but I'll throw out Larabars, particularly the cherry ones, as one of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 22, 5:04am

Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
It was a bad day to be out on the water without underwear. Winter had come early to northern Michigan, bringing sub-freezing temperatures, snow, and heavy wind. Somewhat inscrutably, I had decided...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
November 20, 10:02am

Re: Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
I started thinking about this a few years ago. Enjoying the aesthetic of less gear on the trail, I started looking for ways to apply these principles at home. First by getting rid of stuff I never ...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 16, 10:05am

re: Gear List
Thank you all for the really nice comments. In actuality, I only have mediocre skill with the camera, but above average intent. For those that requested it, my gear list for the trip can be seen...

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 15, 4:42am

re: Los Padres
Another great writeup. You guys are topping the list of people I'd like to hike with someday. There was a recent thread on "activities to do with the kids when camping" and I thoug...

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres. (Fathers and Children)
November 11, 12:27pm

Help
I've fallen in love with the Roadkill t-shirt girl. I've tried to resist, but she keeps popping up, staring at me with that breathless gaze and teasing me with her witty slogans. Where can ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Help
November 09, 8:07pm

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