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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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Grand Marais
I talked to Andy yesterday from Grand Marais. He said it had been colder finally. He said when it was only 5 degrees at 11 am he needed to "embrace" the cold!

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 14, 6:36am

More on steam baking
I use a 600ml Snowpeak ti cup as the pot and a paper lined foil cupcake cup to hold the batter. I support the cupcake cup on a strip of soda can formed into a spiral or hardware cloth folded into ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 9:13pm

1.25 lbs food per day
I interviewed Glen about his sub-3-lb trip for a podcast we'll be publishing soon. I too was surprised with his food weight. After all, he's a big guy and was cranking out the miles. He bas...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 03, 8:03am

A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
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In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 26, 6:16pm

La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
December 26, 5:59pm

Manual
Yep, there is one and we missed it. I've added an addendum to the review so folks who might not read the forums know the manual is on the website. Thanks for working with us on this Graham!

In Editor's Roundtable » CiloGear 60 Liter WorkSack Backpack REVIEW
December 21, 7:33am

Leave it out or lighten it up?
Ya gotta leave it out if you want to get your packweight down. My ditty bag (emergency/repair stuff) grew quite heavy with all the really cool mini items I found here and there. And electronics - r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave it out or lighten it up?
December 15, 7:46am

Reading and Writing
I carry a mini RITR notebook in my front pants pocket and a Inka pen hanging from my pack strap so I can take gear notes as I go. If I'm going SUL I just bring a space pen cartridge and carry i...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 15, 7:25am

2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
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In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
November 29, 6:28am

Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight Part 2, Stuff Sack
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In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight Part 2, Stuff Sack
November 29, 6:27am

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