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Carol Crooker (cmcrooker) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Desert Southwest, USA
About Me I live and do a lot of my backpacking in the desert, but I LOVE the mountains of the west! I also get out to the east coast occasionally to backpack.
My PDF Gear ListHammock, Lows to 40

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All Forum Posts by Carol Crooker

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Master and Commander
Chase - it's lucky you were along to keep your Dad in line. Maybe next time you can "encourage" him to do more of the paddling work instead of leaving most of it to you.

In Editor's Roundtable » Two in One Boat: A Photo and Video Essay from Montana's Jefferson River
August 05, 7:20am

Great Video
Great video Sam! Nice to see one of those Sparkies in action.

In Editor's Roundtable » Up in Smoke: Backcountry Fire Building Videocast
July 15, 8:34am

Great read, Matt! Gorgeous photos!

In Editor's Roundtable » Aniakchak Adventure
May 12, 11:41pm

Gorgeous photos!
Hey Matt - GREAT photos!

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Wet Reentry Photo Demo
April 09, 8:56am

Raft flip with pack
I just had a chance to practice my wet reentry a couple of weeks ago on the Verde River in Arizona. My pack was lashed on the bow - it probably weighed around 20 lbs. I tried Roman's technique ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Wet Reentry Photo Demo
April 08, 7:07am

Re: Testimony: How I Fell for Lightweight Backpacking
I enjoyed your article, Elizabeth! Was that the muffin! man with the BPL decal?

In Editor's Roundtable » Testimony: How I Fell for Lightweight Backpacking
February 25, 2:51am

Kathy, Adak was only military when I was there, but has since been "decomissioned." It is a pretty unique place compared to the lower 48. I don't know what its status is now. Carol

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 14, 7:45am

Navy lingo
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! George, "Snipe on a birdfarm" made me laugh. I'm surprised an acronym hasn't been made up for that. Or has one - SNOBF ? Kendall,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 13, 6:40am

Falling out of boat - not
I've only had one unintentional wet exit. I had to deliberately reach for and find the grab loop to open the spray deck. I didn't connect with the loop on the first pass. I've attached ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Alpacka Packraft Safety Design Features
February 03, 8:04pm

Vargo Jet-Ti canister stove $25
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In Gear Deals » Vargo Jet-Ti canister stove $25
December 29, 2:46am

All Reader Reviews by Carol Crooker

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Coughlan's LED Clip-on Headlight
The Coughlan’s LED Clip-on Headlight is light weight, inexpensive and bright enough for around camp chores. The red filter is a nice feature to save night vision. I gave it a 3 of 5 because it was fru...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 07, 4:22pm

Coughlan's Micro Lantern
The Coughlan Micro Lantern is a tiny LED light shaped like a lantern. It has a clip ring on top so it can be hung from your tent zipper pull or the like. The light shines out in a 360 degree circle an...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
June 03, 5:16pm

Inov8 Terroc 330 - Men's
I love the way the Terrocs conform to my feet without needing to be tied too tightly. So - our feet are different or your Terrocs came laced differently than mine. Mine came with a heel locking lacing...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 27, 10:21pm

Wilderness First Aid Classes by WMI/NOLS
16 hour course on first aid in the backcountry. Lots of hands on scenarios for practice. The course I attended in AZ in May 2006 was taught by an EMT from Pennsylvania and an EMT/ski patroller from Co...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 09, 1:06pm

Tilley LT5
Well I thought the LT5 was perfect until Ryan suggested it would be even better if it was lighter. But of course! And it's stylish too - at least we Tilley wearers think so. And Ryan, just slip on yo...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:30am