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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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StateCA
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All Forum Posts by Ken Helwig

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The Ills Of Libertarians
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/28/why_i_fled_libertarianism_and_became_a_liberal/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow An interesting read about a person who overcame their illness....

In Chaff » The Ills Of Libertarians
May 16, 8:20am

Re: Common Core is creating morons.
Matthew you never cease to amaze me.....sigh http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25741569/dozens-protesters-ride-atvs-off-limits-canyon-utah more from the stupid asshats that you idolize....

In Chaff » Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
May 11, 8:46am

Re: Re: Re: Teacher Bias
my apology Craig, I did not read all the way down. Sorry about that. Kat, your daughter goes to school in Santa Cruz....enough said

In Chaff » Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
May 06, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Common Core
So Craig, do you think teachers spew their political beliefs or values while teaching? I would be very interested in hearing this. My wife teaches HS and never, NEVER has she discused politics. If ...

In Chaff » Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
May 06, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Common Core
liberal indoctrination..... lol what about conservative indoctrination...you know bible thumping, gun toting politics that our children see goes both way....yeah liberalism is a disease...l...

In Chaff » Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
May 06, 5:25pm

Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
round and round and round we go...round we go...round we go.....round and round and round we go....with no head attached http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/scandal-envy-ugly-thing

In Chaff » Conspiracy and The Party Of No!
May 05, 6:15pm

Re: GG VIRGA 2
Curious myself...been thinking about buying one

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GG VIRGA 2
May 05, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Re: some kinda special
lol and that law really stops crime.

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
May 04, 3:45pm

Hwy 120 Is Open
the earliest that I can remember....1988 comes to mind....start your engines kids

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hwy 120 Is Open
May 04, 12:10pm

Re: some kinda special
and for those that think toting guns like John Wayne is a good thing http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/03/texas-gun-groups-protest-sends-restaurant-employees-fleeing-for-freezer-as-cops-respond/

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
May 04, 10:52am

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