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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: Test Results
Nice job! Well done! You might be able to get boil times down a bit by using a wind screen.

In Make Your Own Gear » "Mole" Stove
November 23, 12:08pm

Re: How to tell which way the tent floor is sloped on a level site?
In my 43 years of backpacking experience, I have pondered this question. Much study went into a system which I have successfully used for decades. My system works in the lowest desert. It works ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to tell which way the tent floor is sloped on a level site?
November 18, 3:04pm

Carrying your own food
From my own experience, I find there to be much less food related, trail-side, drama when each carries their own grub. Regarding the original question: I hike more and more with folks carrying l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does lightweight philosophy interfere with joining group trips?
November 18, 2:34pm

Re: Early christmas
I got a SteriPEN adventure Opti. Won't get to use it for a few months yet.

In GEAR » It's like Christmas came early this year
November 18, 1:50pm

Re: Re: What are people using for pillows?
2/3 of a still warm wombat? A portion of "passed-on" porcine porcupine?

In Make Your Own Gear » What are people using for pillows?
November 14, 7:17am

Re: Re: What are people using for pillows?
For the past year I've been using one of Bender's inflatable. Best pillow I've ever had.

In Make Your Own Gear » What are people using for pillows?
November 13, 9:20pm

Re: How low will you go?
'Bout twelve pounds. Three seasons.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How low will you go?
November 12, 8:49pm

Re: wooden frame
What are you showing us with this piece of wood?

In Make Your Own Gear » What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
November 10, 8:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: LightHeart Tents
I like that strut, between the trekking poles. Imagine a built-in strut like that on a TT Sublite II. That and some sort of covered entrance lash up.

In GEAR » LightHeart tents
November 09, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Kooka Bay
Ken, I've got two of his early pillows. I kept the lighter of the two and use it as the bladder for the "not-so-light" Walmart inflatable pillow. The one with a thin piece of mem...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please - help me with my gear list purchase.
November 07, 8:13pm

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