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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: Senate Votes To Ban The Libertarian Party From Ohio Election
Libertarians should not hold office. Bad idea

In Chaff » Senate Votes To Ban The Libertarian Party From Ohio Election
October 15, 3:54pm

Re: few phrases
Doug Doug kill me. I spit out my water when I read your response!

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 11, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Iranian Hospitality
Kat they certainly do have reason to resent our country. I give the Iranian's more credit than their government. Same thing applies with our country. We're not always a reflection of what o...

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 09, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Driving time?
Duane, the Morgan Hill area near the park is rural wuth plenty of places to park and get some shut eye. Reasonably safe

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
October 09, 3:33pm

Re: Re: Iranian Hospitality
Great answer Ben. You said exactly what I was thinking.

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 09, 11:27am

Re: Re: What BPL has done for me. A reply to Ken Helwig.
One thing caused by a demise of BPL would be the loss of meeting new hiking partners. To see how large the hiking community has come together over the last six years has been amazing. Hopefully it&...

In Chaff » BPL Goes Bye Bye
October 09, 11:23am

Re: Re: Iranian Hospitality
Jerry, I'm not sure whether you're being sarcastic or not....I've heard that Iranians are very hospitable to us Westeners. I'll take the bait. Why would you ask?

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 08, 1:51pm

BPL Goes Bye Bye
Sooo if BPL were to cease to function at this moment. How would it impact your life. Meaning, hiking partners, hiking info, group gatherings, etc. Oh and the good ole Chaff arguments. Would you mis...

In Chaff » BPL Goes Bye Bye
October 08, 7:44am

Re: Mausoleum
Awesome. I wish more people could travel like you. Once you scratch the surface, there is a lot of good people out thrte

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 08, 7:39am

Re: This is OUR land
Nice on Spelt....Woodie Guthery was an amazing person

In Chaff » Speechless (not really)
October 07, 3:59pm

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