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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: When do you wear boots?
I wear my Brasher Supalights when I hike the Lost Coast. No sand in my boots. Even with gaiters I get sand in my low tops. The stuff gets through the smallest hole.

In GEAR » When do you wear boots?
October 23, 7:49pm

Re: Sub - Five JMT at 69?
Extreme Bingo! That's a good game for us oldsters.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
October 20, 9:49am

Re: Sleeping Bag Compression
I wouldn't ever use a compression stuff-sack with my WM Ultralight, or my NF Beeline, or any other sleeping bag. If you treat your equipment well it will give you good service.

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Compression
October 20, 9:30am

Re: Re: A new style of pillow @ 1.3 ounces
Bender, How much do you estimate it would weigh if constructed of the white material? Are the baffles sealed tubes, like the mattress? If so, might my pillow be modified with one centered "...

In Make Your Own Gear » 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)
October 19, 7:33pm

Re: Guide
In 1987 I submitted a lesson plan to the local recreation district to instruct beginning backpackers. The plan included an introduction to the commonly available gear, backpacking food preparation...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to become a guide??
October 16, 4:43pm

Re: Neo Air Contd.
Never had any pad lose air unless there was a puncture. On one of the original Thermarests developed a leak along a fold line, where I folded it lengthwise before rolling. Other than that the pad h...

In GEAR » Some Neo Air Issues to Vent
October 15, 12:37pm

Re: more on steamed muffins
I put pre-cooked sausage or bacon in my biscuit batter. Wish I had two right now.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
October 15, 10:48am

Re: Re: Steam Baking with TiCup
With Betty Crocker Warm Ones, I can fill my Evernew 400 about half full. A little less with Bisquick or Corn Bread.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
October 15, 10:22am

Re: Re: Some Neo Air Issues to Vent
Lynn is right: Cooling air contracts. Happens with all my pads, not just the NeoAir. I've used a NeoAir a total of 25 nights since I got my first one. (I've got a regular, medium and sm...

In GEAR » Some Neo Air Issues to Vent
October 15, 2:15am

Re: Steam Baking
When steam baking I don't use rocks anymore. Just add enough water to the pot to float the batter/dough filled Ti400 cup. Works great and leaves me enough water for a cuppa.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
October 14, 5:29pm

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