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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: Re: the ultimate ultralight shelter?
sure that is not a picture of me at one of the early GGG's??? :)

In Chaff » the ultimate ultralight shelter?
April 06, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Big Basin Ranger advice on easiest access road
and Marko is correct about taking 17 to Mt. Herman and then to Hwy 9 in Felton. I should know as I live in Scotts Valley :)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Basin Redwoods State Park & Sea to Summit Trail - hike suggestions
April 06, 4:16pm

Re: Big Basin Ranger advice on easiest access road
EJ....Bear Creek road is not an issue...drive it all the time. Easy road. However he is right in taking Hwy 9 to the park. I have driven both entrances many times and feel they are both fine. Of th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Basin Redwoods State Park & Sea to Summit Trail - hike suggestions
April 06, 4:14pm

Re: And
All reasonable responses Kat. I getcha and agree. Should any of us post stuff on here and risk retaliation? Dunno....how.much of a Nanny State have we become? I have seen some F'd up stuff in ...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 01, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
Craig hits it out of the ballpark. Kat why do the police get some much hate? I simply don't understand your disdain for authority......and this is coming from someone who has questioned author...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 01, 1:39pm

Re: The GOP haters on BPL.
Yes Matthew originally The Democratic Party was on that side of the fence per se' ......however both parties moved in different directions during the Civil Rights Movement which YOU failed to m...

In Chaff » The GOP (The Party For The Unstable) Hate National Parks Too
March 24, 11:44am

Re: hmm
Yes I was trolling....I cannot nor will not hide my disdain for The GOP/Teaparty. Michael, you mention Teddy Rosevelt, but I think you might need to go back and re-read some history. That Republica...

In Chaff » The GOP (The Party For The Unstable) Hate National Parks Too
March 23, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
make sure to go during early season as it gets extremely HOT there

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
March 23, 6:14pm

Re: The GOP (The Party For The Unstable) Hate National Parks Too
and yes Kat, touche' you are correct and I note that.

In Chaff » The GOP (The Party For The Unstable) Hate National Parks Too
March 23, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GOP haters on BPL.
Matthew, you really do blame Obama for the government shutdown? Wow. Read much? Please give sane, credible answers instead of a bunch of memes

In Chaff » The GOP (The Party For The Unstable) Hate National Parks Too
March 23, 6:12pm

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