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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: Skin Color.
Matthew, I never wrote that you indvidually have an issue with Obama being black. But there are plenty that do. If you don't believe that racism is alive and well in this country think again. B...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 4:38pm

Re: Guns
"--Exactly. I never labeled myself that, you guys did. I consider myself a Constitutional Conservative. Reagan said that he did not leave the Democratic party, it left HIM....I feel the same w...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 4:06pm

Re: Guns
Matthew I see it this way. A lot of what The Republicans want to do for this country does not jive with me nor a lot of others out there in this great country. Ban abortion (me personally, I don...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 4:03pm

Re: Guns
That is more Libertarian or Teabilly than conservative ^^

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 3:17pm

Re: Guns
You're still not answering my question my where the Govt. is infringing on your rights to own a weapon. To answer your question about why I or others support this site when Ryan ...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 1:02pm

Re: (Sigh) ...racist...yeah, sure....
Matthew, could you please stop posting STUPID me me's and answer my question??? Tyranny from our government is what you are so paranoid about. Please give me an answer. You equated gun control ...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 30, 10:44am

Re: Re: look at the boots on those gals
Matthew Those damn Libs. Tyranny? Show examples. And please don't post stupid, inane me me's. Present evidence on your paranoid, delusional rants that the Obama Admin. are tyrannical. ...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 29, 9:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: guns and morons.
And.....I too own a handgun. I live in a rural place, so it's for protection.....not against tyranny. Ohhhh and get a better understanding of your precious second ammendment

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 27, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: guns and morons.
Tyrannical Government.....Lord.'re one of those. Yep the big bad Obama army is coming to get ya

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 27, 9:51am

Re: thanks
Bob and Tom pretty much nailed it. Bishop Pass into Dusy Basin is quite nice, and exiting via Lamarck Col is a lot of fun too. Kearsarge Pass gets you into some beautiful country rather quick En...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Favorite trailhead in kings canyon?
June 23, 8:56am

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