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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: Synthetic quilt
I got the MLD 48 F spirit quilt, sized extra large. It weighs 13 oz and fits well over a 0F quilt. I would use this combo down to -20F (but was doing that with the 0F quilt before getting the overb...

In GEAR » Questions for Syntehtic Over quilt\bag users
October 30, 1:52pm

Re: Brooks Range
Awesome

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
October 30, 1:53am

re: Homebrew, beer, and bacon
Sounds like a disaster. On a similar note, I made the mistake of trying the bacon-flavored lube you once recommended. As it turns out, not everything is better with bacon.

In Chaff » Homebrew, bacon & beer milkshakes, and chillin', all that's good in America.....
October 25, 1:17pm

re: Cooking trout
Shioyaki Style I used to sprinkle them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, wrap them in foil, and place them on the coals. Tastes great this way, but I prefer not to have to pack out the fishy f...

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
October 25, 10:56am

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

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