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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: Do you need volunteers?
So here's a question....if we were to have a few moderators and as moderators do, they police the site. If someone gets snippy or downright awfully rude.....And that person was a subscriber or ...

In Community Support Forum » site being hacked
October 15, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Sept and Oct weather in the Sierra
Did a trip into Emigrant Wilderness one Oct. a few years back. We got a healthy snow storm that snowed in some hikers across The Sierra. Lucky for me we were about 500 feet below the snow line that...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sept and Oct weather in the Sierra
October 14, 11:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Got
"To me a more interesting question is why NATO backed the Libyan rebels, but won't do anything in Syria?" Libya is a peripheral actor, geographically, a sideshow if you will. Syria...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
October 10, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Got
"When are liberals going to realize that calling the 'other side' stupid isn't going to win converts?" Probably about the same time the other side stops calling liberals so...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
October 10, 4:40pm

Re: Re: Cathedral Range
Fantastic report guys! Fall in the Sierra Nevada is my fave! Jealous!

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite's Cathedral Range October 4-7, 2012
October 09, 3:33pm

Re: Punk Rock Lovin' Ultralighters
Ohhhh no not me! Sorry Steven. However I do like Minor Threat and Fugazi

In Chaff » Punk Rock Lovin' Ultralighters
October 08, 10:07pm

Re: NCAA
San Jose St. Spartans! They just put a beatdown on Navy

In Chaff » Football
October 08, 8:18am

Football
Who's in? What's your team? GO Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In Chaff » Football
October 07, 2:38pm

Re: Infield fly rule...
Craig...errr I mean Buckfoot....that is sloshball....same thing up here. We had a game every Sunday made up of punks, skaters, metal dudes and miscreants with a healthy does of beer and ummm some o...

In Chaff » Infield fly rule...
October 07, 1:37pm

Re: Re: Re:Sports talk
Barry, I agree with your post about situational baseball. That is why the NL is a superior league as pitchers hit and sac bunting, steals, double switches make it more interesting

In Chaff » Infield fly rule...
October 07, 11:10am

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