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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: Need help with planning a trip to Lost Coast
If you require shuttle service from Shelter Cove (on the South end) to Mattole River, to begin your trip; I recommend Roxanne Beijan. Phone: 707-986-9909. Ditto on Ken's advise re the BLM as ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help with planning a trip to Lost Coast
March 15, 11:31pm

Re: Chair?
That is a Sling-Light. 18 ounces of pure comfort.

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 15, 5:54pm

Re: Plastic Snap tool
Harbor Freight Tools. They've got 'em.

In Make Your Own Gear » Plastic Snap tool
March 15, 3:00pm

Re: Light and slow!
Stephen, I'm with you; low and slow. For me nine miles is a long day. Most days on the trail before I die is my goal. Not miles hiked. Old Guy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why so fast?
March 11, 11:32am

Re: Re: re
"(boiling rice or orzo and putting it in my hat.)" James, Why do you put boiled rice or orzo in you hat?

In Make Your Own Gear » Side Burner Alcohol Stoves?
March 11, 11:22am

Re: Different NeoAir Question
I have been using the NeoAir for the past year and love it. You just saved me three ounces for the pillow I wont have to carry again. Pure genius! ...and Ben2, the Velcro is just the solution. ...

In GEAR » Different NeoAir Question
March 11, 11:03am

SteriPEN adventurer Opti question...
I just got this item and have yet to use it in the field. It seems to be much improved from what I read about earlier models, and will save me an ounce-and-a-half over my Timberline filter. I r...

In GEAR » SteriPEN adventurer Opti question...
March 11, 10:58am

Re: Altra
Regarding the Heel Rudder: trim it off and save a few grams. The description offered on the vid indicates it's mostly for "cool" factor, to paraphrase: "gets conversations going...

In GEAR » Your thoughts on Altra shoes
March 03, 9:39pm

Re: Similar Frames
Daryl, First off I must apologize for my attempt at artistic humor. The term is "Tromp l'oeil", or, "fool the eye". The photo in the above post is of a sculptural repre...

In Make Your Own Gear » 11 ounce external frame pack
February 21, 5:08pm

Re: 11 ounce external frame pack
Can't see the detail of the frame, but it looks like a collapsible, home made, LuxuryLite. Nice work! Here's my version.

In Make Your Own Gear » 11 ounce external frame pack
February 20, 10:43pm

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