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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: Long Trail
Thanks for the very informative report. I grew up on the east coast, and fell in love with Vermont as soon as I learned how to ski. Your description of the communities and the character of its peop...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
October 23, 9:18am

Re: Since I don't have a blog....
Beautifully written, Doug. Thank you for sharing this.

In Chaff » Since I don't have a blog....
October 22, 3:11am

Re: Shoulder season
Great report! I think you've also won the award for best looking breakfast in a backpacking trip writeup.

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Yosemite
October 21, 11:09am

Dark Chocolate
Hot mug of whiskey sold separately

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dark or bittersweet chocolate recommendation please.
October 21, 11:03am

re: smaller cook pot
For me, the 550 ml mug hits the sweet spot for solo travel. Enough to boil 1.5 cups for a meal and still have enough hot water left over for coffee. I use the BPL Firelite 550- same as the evernew ...

In GEAR » new, smaller cooking pot
October 21, 10:55am

Titanium wood burning stove/windscreen
This is the titan 3 laminar flow windscreen/ woodburning stove developed by Zelph on BPL. It is a stand-alone woodburning stove and also functions as a laminar flow windscreen for esbit or starlyte...

In Gear Swap » Titanium wood burning stove/windscreen
October 19, 10:10am

re: long trail
I really enjoyed your write-up- goes to show that pictures aren't needed when the text is so descriptive. You managed to capture well the rollercoaster emotions of a good fastback. I would love...

In Editor's Roundtable » Light and Fast on Vermont’s Long Trail
October 07, 7:45am

re: Ancient shoes
+1 Craig. Well stated.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 18, 8:17am

re: Ultimate Adventure
I used to think it would be the PCT or another long trail. More and more though, I've really come to respect people who follow their passions and come up with their own routes. Like this guy: ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What would be your ultimate backpacking adventure?
September 18, 8:12am

"Ike, would I have run into more/better scenery had I made it to the next section of ridges?" You would have run into more of the same, but spaced very closely together. The next ridge...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Trap Hills: Brief Analysis and Introspection
September 15, 5:46am

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