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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 Community Support Forum » 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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