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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: 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

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

Re: lanolin
Brett, I use Now brand, available at organic-type supermarkets (whole paycheck, foods for living). I don't imagine it matters though as long as you are getting 100% lanolin.

In GEAR » Wool care question
January 01, 8:26am

Lanolizing wool
To lanolize wool, take a pea to marble-sized piece of lanolin and add to a 10-12 oz plastic bottle with a tiny splash of woolite or other wool cleaner to help emulsify the lanolin. Fill bottle with...

In GEAR » Wool care question
December 30, 11:26am

re: I almost left
"This is not regret or some sort of lament, it is a simple reality that every parent understands." As a young parent, I think this is the thing it took me longest to get. That the best...

In Post-Trip Reports » I Almost Left Alone. (Los Padres, 12/26 thru 12/27)
December 28, 4:13pm

Sierra designs gnar light has 3 oz dridown. Mountain hard wear ghost whisperer has about 2.78. I have no personal experience with either though

In GEAR » Can you recommend a water repellant down sweater...
December 27, 6:41pm

2013 picks
Backpacking Gear: Being thankful for what you have I've got a great kit that works together well, so it's hard to pick any one standout item. Notables that haven't changed in years i...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 27, 8:18am

Re: top ten
Cool idea. Some old favorites, and some new inspirations to be sure. I'm humbled to have made your list. I'd add Hig and Erin, who continue to set the bar for the parent-adventurer

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My 2013 Top Ten List of Adventurers Doing Things Outdoors (*usually with a backpack on)
December 27, 6:41am

Doug demonstrating the above technique

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 21, 3:15pm

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