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Ken Helwig (kennyhel77) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
About Me A return to backpacking after a musicians life. Hiked with too much weight before finding out the "lite" side. I live in Scotts Valley which is right in the middle of the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, and only 10 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Los Gatos. Love the Sierra's!!! Too many places to see and go!
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All Forum Posts by Ken Helwig

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
So Kat just dislikes Obama. No big deal as ANY thing he does she dislikes. Interesting. Again, enough with the armchair quarterbacking. Opinions do not equal the truth

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 23, 5:14pm

Re: The bigger picture--an important and well done video
I love all the armchair quarterbacks on here and how they think THEIR opinion is correct. A lot of things are done for our nations security that we are unaware of. Some posters on here need to take...

In Chaff » The bigger picture--an important and well done video
September 13, 10:21am

Re: Re: Horseshoe Meadows to Whitney
Very nice report....always wanted to do that hike!

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
September 01, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
Bob, did you take any pictures of the conditions of the Baxter Pass trail? Just curious

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 16, 11:46am

Re: Whoaaaa
Ouch Jack! Glad you are ok buddy. Your daughter will never forget this trip. Hopefully it puts a little nug in her to do more

In Post-Trip Reports » Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
July 10, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Ten Lakes Basin
Agree with Bill on Saddlebag Lake. Amazing country! Though not really Yosemite. Cathedral Lakes is quite pretty. Good swimming at one of the lakes and I'm sure fishing is good too. Youncan pr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » need some trip suggestions for the yosemite area.
July 10, 3:37pm

Re: Location in Bay Area
David, Point Reyes was out grown quite some time ago as Ken can attest to

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 08, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: yikes!-Judging, part deux
Thanks Doug, I stand corrected

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 19, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: yikes!-Judging, part deux
Doug, that they did not have deferments?

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 19, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: yikes!-Judging, part deux
The wonderful part is that Cheney never served. He had many deferments during Vietnam. Same goes for Rumsfeld and W. Bush. Hawks that were precious and privileged to go and serve. Also it is wron...

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 19, 1:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Helwig

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ULA Equipment
Been using ULA packs for years. Bought the P2, P1 and now the Conduit. All are excellent in their own way. Customer service is perfect and so is the gear. Great packs!!!

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 06, 4:58pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Came home to find a rather colorful small box on my porch today. Wow it is small. I have always thought that it would be cool to have a small bear cannister for 1-2 nights of backpacking. Well here it...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 22, 6:25pm

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I have only taken this on one trip so far. Everything that I have read about this is true. The space (square feet) and the coverage is awesome. I did not feel claustrophobic at all. The harness is a g...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 08, 12:31pm

Down Works (Santa Cruz, CA)
I live in Scotts Valley which is 5 minutes from The Down Works. I have purchased alot of gear from them. I find them knowledgable, curtious, and priced right. Their products in their store is geared t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 4:53pm

Gossamer Gear
Have used two packs of theirs, tarp, pad, stoves and clothing. No problems at all!!!! Love their stuff and they continue to do well after the change. Without hesitation, I will use them for more purch...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 7:27pm

Go Lite Speed
Just bought this today with a need for a multi day pack. I like all of the extra pockets, but wish that they were just a little bigger. As for the helmet holder, this is a great feature. I will not be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 19, 4:34pm

Seychelle In Line Eliminator
I too like the idea of this filter. The problem that I have had is getting the runs too. This has now happened a few times. Wonder if the filter is working at all.

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 10, 4:26pm

ULA Equipment P-1
I have owned a P-1 for six months now (and a P-2 for 3 years) and have come to really enjoy the qualities that make this pack a great weeklong hauler. The 1/4 length stays work well in making your pac...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 13, 10:40am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
4200 ci with two stays. A pouch for your sleeping pad on the outside to add support to the frame, and the best part of the pack is that it weighs in at 17 oz. Other options include using clothing inst...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 04, 9:40am