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Denis Hazlewood (redleader) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
About Me 75 years old. Started backpacking in the late 60's. Raced small sailboats for 20 years until I moved to Lake Tahoe in '83. Started backpacking again and upgraded my gear shaving 20lbs off my back. Began CARRYING A GOOD THING TOO FAR, a workshop for beginning backpackers in 1987. Hiking mostly in the northern Sierra, Lost Coast and Southern Cascades. Was introduced to lightweight backing by my friend and hiking partner, Donn Nibblett, and have experimented with alcohol stoves and, most lately, an ultralite titanium mulit-tool potty trowel.
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All Forum Posts by Denis Hazlewood

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Re: Not THAT heavy
I love the "hanging chad" on the back of his pack. It would be embarrassing to have that guy in our group. Unless he was carrying a fifth of Glenlivet.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Not THAT heavy
June 13, 9:26pm

Re: Boucher - Bright Angel loop.
Thunder River via the Thunder River Trail or the Bill Hall Trail. Very remote off the north rim.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon backpacking route (4 days, 3 nights) - would love suggestions!
June 13, 9:19pm

Re: New Titanium Caldera Clone - Hole Punching
Harbor Freight Tools sells two hole punches that come in two different sizes and work well on Ti sheets. They're cheap too. Less than $30 for the deep throat model and about $20 for the stand...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Titanium Caldera Clone
June 13, 9:14pm

Re: Re: Hot canister
"The old Gaz stoves had an accessory wind screen that was a shallow pan-- tall enough to cover the burner and the pot stand and just reach the bottom of the pot. Maybe an inch tall or less?&qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Snow Peak stove windscreen
April 18, 10:44pm

Re: wind screen for snow peak
I made this one from a Snow Peak Ti bowl. It works fine. I'm on the road and don't have the weight, but it's pretty light. Snow Peak Ti Bowl windscreen for Giga Power stove.

In Make Your Own Gear » Snow Peak stove windscreen
April 17, 9:10pm

Re: hat as cozy
That would work. My bald head needs my hat for insulation. I tuck my freezer bag cozy inside my jacket. Helps warm me outside, before it goes inside.

In Make Your Own Gear » Side Burner Alcohol Stoves?
April 05, 12:36am

Re: 3rd Annual BPLers GGG: Henry Coe State Park 2011
After seeing Doug and his Backcountry Boiler fire breathing display, I propose we dub him the trail-name: Smoke Jumper. Any seconds?

In Photo Gallery » 3rd Annual BPLers GGG: Henry Coe State Park 2011
March 23, 1:18am

Re: Re: load lifters.
Tote that barge, lift that bale! Get a little drunk and you land in jail. This is not about Kenny Helwig.

In GEAR » Load lifters too low?
March 19, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Load lifters too low?
If you want to - or need to - use load-lifters you need a taller pack. This has the added benefit of allowing the load to move toward your back. Hence, closer to your center of gravity. Most of ...

In GEAR » Load lifters too low?
March 19, 8:04pm

Re: I really dont want to do coastal backpacking......
Rancheria Creek is at about 4500 feet, with access from Hetch Hetchy. No snow there.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 3 Day trip Backpacking Sierra
March 16, 11:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Denis Hazlewood

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Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
Brett, Is he any worse than RJ? I mean Corn Pasta? Did you ever try Corn Pasta? You should have seen all the Corn Pasta in the drop boxes at PCT mail drops just after he published the Corn Pasta b...

In Books and Media
February 14, 11:05pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
James you're right-on for every point. I have a late '50s Martin 18G-00. It's a dream, but no way I'd haul an axe that heavy (and that valuable) into any canyon. My Backpacker too s...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 25, 6:20pm

LuxuryLight Modular External Frame Backpack
I had carried my LuxuryLight external frame backpack for the most of the 2005 season when I slipped and slid 8 feet down a creek bank. The pack frame took my 200 lb. load plus the 26lbs. in the pack....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 24, 3:42pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
On December 6, 2005 I ordered my Big Sky Evolution 2P tent. It was finally delivered on December 14, 2006. It took 373 days of badgering Bob Molen and I had just about given up hope of ever getting ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 19, 6:03pm

Keebler Fudge Peanut Butt. filled cookies (like Reese's)
These get my 5/5 rating also. They are absolutly a stealth food. If the others find out you've got them you'll have to share. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. The only thing better is more.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
January 15, 2:51pm

Sling-Light Chair w/ body and kneck rest
In 1986 I was wandering around in a local outfitters store and saw my first Sling-Light. I bought one with the optional headrest. The first time I carried it was on the Tahoe-Yosemite trail from Mee...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 15, 12:43pm

Big Sky International
On December 5, 2005 I ordered, and paid for, an Evolution 2P tent from Bob Molen. Bob has given me many promised delivery dates, the most recent on November 29, 2006, when Bob said he had the tent. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 12:47pm

LuxuryLite Gear Modular Frame Pack
I have just finished two backpack trips using the LuxuryLite Pack. Mine is the all carbon fiber model, with three extra large cylinders. I'm still learning how to pack the cylinders but I think ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 01, 4:34pm