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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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How young?
I took my 2 yo niece backpacking. She'd already done some car camping with her parents. I took along another adult to help and picked a nice spot close to where the car was parked. We hiked les...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 05, 9:58pm

Hi Roger, I wasn't really able to see detail from the products I could find. Are the OZ thermals thicker maybe? I see that one has a brushed interior. That makes me think of the various Patago...

In Editor's Roundtable » Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking
January 02, 1:49pm

Oz thermals
Nice report Roger. Can you describe your thermals (you mention they are unlike US thermals)?

In Editor's Roundtable » Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking
January 02, 8:21am

With a folding bike and a packraft you could go anywhere.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
December 30, 4:26pm

Yeah that guy is incredible! I was just in NC, wish I'd known about him. I may get the chance to interview a guy I know that is very similar to Eustace in a few weeks. He lives in upstate NY a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Podcast Wishlist - VOTE!!!
December 30, 10:26am

S2S P/T on it's way to Roger
S2S P/T on its way to Roger

In Gear Swap » WTB: Golite Poncho Tarp
December 29, 3:25pm

smear or dig
Hey Kevin, Experts say that smearing is the quickest way to get fecal matter to break down in the desert. But, the official stand as far as I can tell from park brochures is the LNT method of bury...

In Philosophy & Technique » Waste disposal in the desert
December 27, 8:04am

Sea to Summit poncho/tarp
Are you interested in the Sea to Summit poncho/tarp? I have one in gray sil-cordura. It weighs 10.4 oz in stuff sack. The cordlock on the stuff sac...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Golite Poncho Tarp
December 26, 7:17pm

Sasquatch brave (or maybe just holding his breath)
Ha! Good plan to fool the unwary.

In Philosophy & Technique » Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
December 21, 1:46pm

Sasquatch holding his breath
Ed, Great tip about holding your breath. I'm imprinting that in my memory so I can try it next time I'm crossing an ice cold stream.

In Philosophy & Technique » Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
December 21, 11:24am

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