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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: Dates
James, I am out for the count this summer due to health reasons. I am planning on doing this next summer if you're interested. The cross country portion is quite pretty by the way.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » North Lake-Evolution Valley-Darwin Bench and Canyon-Over Lamarck Col And Back
July 25, 12:43pm

Re: Re: Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon
Great Report Andrew....I want to go there!

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon
July 22, 4:17pm

Re: Outstanding....
Awesome! One of my favorite places to go. That hike is such a kid friendly hike! Great pics!

In Post-Trip Reports » Saddlebag Lake Loop with the Kids
July 22, 4:07pm

Re: FS-Flip Video Camera

In Gear Swap » FS-Flip Video Camera
July 19, 6:23am

Re: Re: FS-Flip Video Camera
Flip Video, first generation so it is 5 years old. 30 minute of film on the drive. Software is on it too. Just plug it in and away you go making a movie on your computer. Here are a couple of pic...

In Gear Swap » FS-Flip Video Camera
July 18, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Emigrant Wilderness in mid August - bugs/solitude?
I agree with Vince, go to Buck Lake and then cross country a 1/4 mile and go back via trail to through Pine Valley. Nice hike

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Emigrant Wilderness in mid August - bugs/solitude?
July 17, 4:49pm

Re: FS-Flip Video Camera
Matt it's the first generation. I typed this on my phone as I am work. When I get home I'll post the pertinent info. Sorry about that guys. I'll post pics too

In Gear Swap » FS-Flip Video Camera
July 17, 1:05pm

FS-Flip Video Camera
$40 Camera is white and has a black sleeve to protect it. It's in perfect condition and it has only been used a couple of times. Just plug into your USB port and download video. It also has ed...

In Gear Swap » FS-Flip Video Camera
July 17, 11:40am

Re: Better reading
ahhhhh global politics! Way to go I guess you run around Oak Town dressed in black with a black scarf over your face smashing windows like your brethren? Damn G8!

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
July 17, 7:00am

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touche' Doug I will re visit this tomorrow. Ken, same as. No me, and thank you for asking

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
July 16, 7:37pm

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