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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: Failed seam seal
Ken, I really should cruise this site more often. I've been away for a while and have not been keeping up with BPL. I just happened to be wandering the site when I saw the Flowable Silicon...

In Philosophy & Technique » Failed seam seal
May 20, 8:04pm

Re: camp chair
It's always an argument with myself, whether to bring my Sling Light chair. I usually leave it at home. But when I do weaken I'm always glad to have a comfortable seat. Sling Light a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you throw in at the last minute?
May 20, 6:28pm

Re: This could be a rescue...
"I learned that day if you remove your shirt you do not have to worry about dehydration." A Win Win situation. You save the weight of the shirt and the water. Why hasn't anyone o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This could be a Rescue.....
May 20, 6:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Over-tightening the load lifters on packs
Lynn, The LuxuryLite doesn't need load lifters because of the adjustable frame. Slide it up until the shoulder straps lead clear of you shoulders. No sweat. I have carried mine for a to...

In Philosophy & Technique » Over-tightening the load lifters on packs
May 18, 11:53pm

Running
I don't run. Not for planes, trains or automobiles. Walking, on the other hand is the way to go. A good sailboat and a fair wind notwithstanding. Supermax at speed.

In Philosophy & Technique » A philosphical question
May 18, 11:31pm

Re: Re: Lightning
"I know it was monumentally retarded, but I was in one of those positions where up was the only course." Your high retard quotient was being there when you should know better. Hike ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lightning
May 18, 11:23pm

Re: why so little discussion of food
"I don't like freeze-dried liver, onion and cabbage casserole with garlic sauce." Yum! Where do you find that?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » why so little discussion of food
May 18, 11:11pm

Re: pot lifters
You could easily install a Ti Spoke bail handle. The weight is negligible. BPL Firelite SUL Ti pots: Manny, Moe and Jack. With Ti Spoke Bail handles.

In GEAR » pot lifters
May 18, 11:02pm

Re: RE Tyvek
Hey Jack, It has been better than a year since we met at Bear Lake. Hope you and your son are doing well. I want the Tyvek for ground cloth. A few friends have new tents and I'm making fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » I need some Tyvek
May 17, 11:25pm

Re: Re: Re: 30F bags
You can't go wrong with Western Mountaineering. But... The North Face Beeline is two ounces lighter. I've got both brands and the Beeline has been my go-to bag for five years now.

In GEAR » Looking for a good 30 F ultralight bag
May 16, 6:36pm

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