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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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Snowshoe In The Sierra December
Kicking around the idea of a trip to Dewey Point, Yosemite for some fun snowshoe and snowcamping business. Who would like to attend? Just a quick overnighter to get the feet wet and kick off winter...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowshoe In The Sierra December
November 13, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: factcheck.org @ Michael
Michael...sorry (in sarcasm) you are wrong....maybe you need to sit down and really figure out where "our" nation is heading..it is sad really

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
October 28, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: factcheck.org @ Michael
Tom K. a voice of sanity in the crazy world....I agree with 100% of your post....I wish...really wish that others would take a minute and let what Tom wrote sink in. This is exactly what I feel. ...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
October 28, 5:59pm

Re: Re: OK
Someday.....yes!

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
October 28, 4:07pm

Re: OK then
But I have met you and have had a beer with you, and it was a nice time :)

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
October 28, 2:05pm

Re: Re: I've added
But Ken, people have, and then you post something and the edit it. I too have questioned the way you have done this and have not had a "friendly" encounter afterwards. You do not play wel...

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
October 28, 1:17pm

Re: Re: Re: I should add...
+1 Ron

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
October 28, 12:45pm

Re: Who Can Come to the Bay Area GGG 5.0
and Tony, if you could please. Delete any offensive pictures of me from the third annual one. I feel as if they misrepresent me and feel that I would rather have others judge me on a more better li...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG 5.0
October 28, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Any guess as to where we'll wind up?
edited out is a theme Tom, one that I have had thrown my way on more than one occasion. If you don't agree or have an opinion about a certain members post you will get a diatribe that lasts an ...

In Chaff » Any guess as to where we'll wind up?
October 28, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: As a BPL member....
Also Jerry, at least my post was positive.

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
October 28, 11:00am

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