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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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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

Hiking and projected forecast
My kit doesn't really change much with the forecast. I expect to be self-sufficient with my gear independent of weather or trip length. A small tarp is perfect for me, as I will only be under i...

In GEAR » Shelter choices and projected forecast - strategy changes?
November 07, 9:20am

re: Safest alcohol
I stock up on everclear when traveling to states that have it, but also use Klean Strip Green (available at Lowes) when needed. This is >90% ethanol and burns well with minimal odor and no residue.

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 8:46am

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You can kill someone with a SVEA?

In GEAR » What ways are you reducing your "Gear" outside of backpacking?
November 05, 7:00pm

re: gear reduction
If you like that, here's another

In GEAR » What ways are you reducing your "Gear" outside of backpacking?
November 05, 6:43pm

re: gear reduction
sorry- inexplicably duplicated

In GEAR » What ways are you reducing your "Gear" outside of backpacking?
November 05, 6:42pm

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