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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: Re: Re: ... So what camera do you carry?
Right on Ross, And you never even have to worry about the Optio getting wet. Dropped in a puddle? No problem. If it does, so what! Just remember to wipe the lens dry before using.

In GEAR » ... So what camera do you carry?
September 30, 5:17pm

Re: ... So what camera do you carry?
Pentax Optio Waterproof, 5mp. I've had it for about 6 years and it hasn't let me down yet...Rain or Shine. Taken three days ago in the Emigrant Wilderness.

In GEAR » ... So what camera do you carry?
September 30, 2:31pm

Re: Emigrant Wilderness (East Side)
Jay is right about Emigrant. I just got back form a week there. The current weather forecast has a 20% chance of snow in Upper Relief Valley, 9200 feet, for tonight and Saturday thru Sunday, with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where around the CA Bay area cam I go for ~a week this time of year?
September 30, 1:43am

Re: Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
I've been leaving my camp for day hikes for more than forty years and have never had anything disturbed. I always clean up my camp and put everything except my "kitchen" in my tent, ...

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
September 30, 1:12am

Re: The North Face Beeline Sleeping Bag Review
I just finished a weeks trip in California's Emigrant Wilderness using my new North Face Beeline. Night time temperatures started out fairly warm but dropped quite a bit before dawn. I was sl...

In Editor's Roundtable » The North Face Beeline Sleeping Bag Review
September 30, 12:58am

Re: Great Idea for Light Weight Trowel
Bob, I already use it as a spoon when sharing desserts, 'round the "campfire". With it you can "dig really deep".

In Multiple Use Gear » Great idea for lightweight trowel
September 21, 11:36pm

Re: Re: Total spent on gear -- no way to tell
On NeoAirs, Sublite and a WM Ultralight... More than my monthly income.

In GEAR » Total money spent on gear
September 17, 3:26pm

Re: The One vs. Sublite
Hey Jay, Since I got my Sublite, in April, I've not had anything but one night of light rain, so no real weather test yet. But... I really like this tent for solo use. I've only had c...

In GEAR » GG "The One" or Tarptent "Sublite"
September 17, 3:22pm

Re: Holes in pad
"I am very careful with it and almost every time sleep in just underwear" Boxers or briefs?

In GEAR » is this a product defect?
September 17, 3:10pm

NeoAir 5/5 - Prolite 3 3/5
Hi! My name is Denis and I'm a gear addict. I've got one each of the NeoAir Small, Medium and Regular. In the two dozen or so nights I've used them they have provided me the most co...

In GEAR » Big Agnes vs NeoAir
September 17, 3:03pm

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