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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.
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re: pot buildup
Embrace the mark of a well-used piece of gear.

In GEAR » build up on pots used with bush buddy
September 05, 11:46am

Icebreaker Merino
I own 3 icebreaker tech T lite long sleeve shirts, two icebreaker tech t lite short sleeve shirts, and one short sleeve collared shirt that I use for daily wear. I wouldn't say they shrunk much...

In GEAR » icebreaker merino shrinkage?
September 05, 11:42am

Not the most scenic
It certainly clears out the undergrowth and is great for mushroom hunting or berry picking. If fishing is your goal though, fires often kill off a significant portion of the fish population due t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
September 03, 1:57pm

FS: Icebreaker tech T lite long sleeve mens medium, $30
Sold Tags removed, but never used. Color is "Fossil", a metallic grey color. I own 3 of these shirts and love them (in fact, I'm wearing one now), but don't care for the col...

In Gear Swap » FS: Icebreaker tech T lite long sleeve mens medium, $30
September 03, 1:49pm

Question for Adirondack paddlers
I'm in the process of planning an Adirondack traverse by packraft/on foot for the last week in September. Has anyone paddled the Cedar River from Cedar Lake down to the Cedar Flow, and from W...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for Adirondack paddlers
September 02, 3:37pm

Things we did while mom was gone
A must read for any parent, this post by Craig W had been on my mind ever since. Left to our devices Recently, when my wife was out of town for a week, I took the opportunity to have some o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Things we did while mom was gone
September 01, 9:41am

Re: legalization
Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan for a number of years now. We did a preliminary study looking at marijuana intoxication in dogs and found an 800% increase in ER admits since the time o...

In Chaff » legalize it
August 31, 11:52am

Thanks
Thanks guys. This is fast becoming my favorite style of trip. @ David, I'm very jealous that you get to live there full time. Gorgeous place! @Nick- seemed absolutely typical to me, but ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting Yakutat, Alaska
August 29, 8:56am

re: food planning
I generally bring one day less of food than the length of trip I am planning. (eg On a 5 day trip, I bring 4 days of food). Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last are usually taken care ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How Much Extra Food? If Any?
August 28, 11:56am

re: Nau
Michael, My Nau in size medium weighs just under 8.5 oz. It is a relatively light weave, and I have not found the lack of a zipper to be a serious detriment. It feels like a lightweight long sleev...

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 24, 6:23pm

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