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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.
CityPhoenix
StateArizona
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListHammock, Lows to 40

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All Forum Posts by Carol Crooker

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Uber Lite Sleeping Pad
I agree with you completely Mike. Take a look at my SpotLite on the Uber Lite: here I gave the Uber Lite a Below Average rating because of the shape. The Uber Mtn gets an Above Average rating bec...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pacific Outdoor Equipment Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad REVIEW
May 20, 10:17am

Re: Re: Catalyst comparison
What has me looking at the Arctic pack is the main pack bag volume. I now use a Mariposa for my winter pack and the main pack bag gets packed really tightly. I've been looking for a pack with a...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
May 03, 10:59pm

Re: WTB: Torsolite or uberlite
Jon, I have an uberlight for sale. e-mail me at carol@backpackinglight.com

In Gear Swap » WTB: Torsolite or uberlite
May 02, 6:51am

Well said, Kevin!
Well said, Kevin!

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 21, 8:34pm

Stays
I'd like the stays if no one has spoken for them.

In Gear Swap » Gear Sale: Packs and Tents
April 18, 8:11am

Re: Re: NOLS frybake
The thing to keep in mind is that NOLS is an institution with a long tradition of a specific type of cooking. They are proud of how good they eat in the field. Gourmet eating is part of the signatu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 9:59am

Re: Re: Swap Firelite 500 pot for SUL-500 pot
The lid does NOT have a good fit - it looks just like Jason's photo. (BTW if anyone is interested in swapping, I don't plan on using the lid so fit is not a concern for me.)

In Gear Swap » Swap Firelite 500 pot for SUL-500 pot
April 11, 10:19am

Swap Firelite 500 pot for SUL-500 pot
I have a FireLite 500 pot, but decided I don't need the handles. Anyone have the handle-less FireLite SUL-500 pot and have discovered they do want handles?

In Gear Swap » Swap Firelite 500 pot for SUL-500 pot
April 10, 11:28pm

FS: Valandre Shocking Blue sleep bag
Beautifully crafted bag of top notch materials. REI rates it to minus 13 (-13F)Comfort Rating and sells it for $577. Actually the Extreme Rating is - 13. Mine weighs 3 lbs 0.1 oz. I used it last wi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Valandre Shocking Blue sleep bag
March 14, 8:26am

Song
Jay, Take a look at the credits on the Podcast page (repeated here). MUSIC "Look for Me in the Mountains" :: Chris Cunningham (words, guitar, vocals, harmonies, harmonica, recording, pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Andrew Skurka in the Nation's Icebox, the Conclusion
February 16, 8:55am

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