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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: 3rd Annual Bay Area Burn Off!!!
I see how it works: He lights that creosote soaked plank with the Esbit tabs and the whole thing goes off like a Saturn 4B. Are the twigs in the background just for show?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
February 15, 11:14pm

Re: Leaving Pack Outside Shelter
If you carry a LuxuryLite pack you have the option of having the cylinders inside your shelter while the pack frame stays outside. Since my gear is organized by cylinder, having it inside means I ...

In GEAR » Leaving Pack Outside Shelter
February 04, 10:37pm

Re: Re: Re: "Bearier" bear canister
Multi-use item... May be used as a substitute for a medicine ball. Good upper body work out after a long day on the trail.

In GEAR » "Bearier" bear cannister
January 23, 8:57pm

You needn't go tentless...
For the past two years I have been using a Tarptent, Sublite. It has a floor area of twenty square feet, that allows me to keep all my kit in the tent. It weighs less than twenty ounces and has k...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
January 05, 10:40pm

Re: Pliers, scissors, locking blade
The Minibuck Tool doesn't have a locking blade, but it works for me. I filed the lanyard loop off and carry it in my kitchen kit. When a fellow hiker needs a tool: it's Minibuck to the re...

In GEAR » Pliers, scissors, locking blade
January 01, 1:45pm

Re: No Neo Leak
I have three NeoAirs, one each of the Small, Medium and Large. Each has been used about 30 times. There have been no leaks, or other failures.

In GEAR » Another Neo Leak
December 22, 8:34pm

Ray Jardine says...
to eat corn pasta too. You ever eat corn pasta? If Ray Jardine said to go play in the street, would you go play in the street?

In Philosophy & Technique » How to tell which way the tent floor is sloped on a level site?
December 14, 7:30pm

A minor bother.
I really miss being able to click on the Gear Forum, without scrolling down and peering at the - seemingly - scrambled choices. And whats with no G Spot. That name is why I joined in the first ...

In Community Support Forum » A minor bother.
December 10, 8:33pm

Re: other experiences?
Martine, I have a Sublite and have a set of the optional poles. They work very well and don't weigh that much. The pole extender - aluminum tube, suggested above, sounds like an easy fix.

In GEAR » What trekking poles for TT Sublite
December 05, 10:01pm

Re: Gear you wish was still around and it's closest match
Red Top Waterproof Matches. They were made in Australia and worked wonderfully. Then they moved to southeast Asia and didn't work anymore. Then they went away. Though I use a stove with a...

In GEAR » Gear you wish was still around and it's closest match
December 02, 3:50pm

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