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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: Lost Coast Shuttle?
Have you contacted the BLM office in Whitethorn, CA? They're the permiting station for your hike. They'll answer your canister questions. Did you try to contact Rosanne Beijan about sh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lost Coast
October 13, 12:54pm

Re: my shelter collection
Kelty Windfoil II Walrus Solo Sierra Designs Half Dome Sierra Designs Bike Light Big Sky Evolution 2P - with both standard and porch fly Tarptent Sublite REI Cyclops Bivy - with Cyclops mediu...

In GEAR » What's Your Weakness?
October 10, 1:32pm

Re: silicone drinking hose
Tap Plastics. A Box with 50' of hose is cheap, cheap, cheap. Fifty foot roll of 1/4" id - 1/16" wall is $10.95. It's what I've been using for years. You'll have a li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » silicone drinking hose
September 19, 7:52pm

Re: line tensioners at work
Frank, That is one "quarter bouncing" taut pitch. Good job.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Guyline Tensioners
September 18, 9:37pm

Re: What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
My SUL Ti multi-tool. It's a spoon, a shoe horn, and a potty trowel. Weighs 0.24 ounces.

In Make Your Own Gear » What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
September 18, 9:30pm

Re: hiking "speed"
I'm with Cary. Start slow and taper off. What's the hurry? I'm on vacation.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast do you hike?
August 20, 11:56pm

Re: PCT...
Jason, Thanks for the timely reply. Perhaps the snow will be less an issue by our August 5 start. How was the snow on the North face of Raymond Peak? In 1995 (another heavy snow year)we had...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT snow conditions?
July 20, 10:07pm

PCT snow conditions?
Has anyone hiked the PCT South of Carson Pass? I'm curious about snow on the switchbacks descending the East face of Elephant Back. What about the PCT North from Sonora Pass? Looking to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT snow conditions?
July 20, 8:15pm

Re: No prizes.
Growing up is optional. Growing old is not.

In Chaff » Friggin' Great.
June 29, 12:09am

Re: Boil in Bag rice
I too have used the Success brand boil-in-the-bag rice. It works just fine to just soak the rice in boiling water. No need to actually boil the bag. I let it soak for 10 minutes and it's fin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Boil in Bag rice
June 29, 12:01am

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