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Carol Crooker (cmcrooker) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Desert Southwest, USA
About Me Backpacking Light online magazine Editor-in-chief. I live and do a lot of my backpacking in the desert, but I LOVE the mountains of the west! I schedule mountain trips as often as I can to get my thin air "fix." Currently, I'm enjoying experimenting with heavier options like hammocking and more complex cooking. I keep my base weight from creeping up too far by starting from a SuperUltraLight gear list and making limited heavier substitutions.
CityPhoenix
StateArizona
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListHammock, Lows to 40

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All Forum Posts by Carol Crooker

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Primus Gravity MF Stove REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Primus Gravity MF Stove REVIEW
August 16, 7:38am

Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove REVIEW
August 16, 7:36am

Water carrier
Another dual use for any dry sack - besides pillow - is emergency water sack. Position the sack with the roll top closure up if possible and don't put it next to your down bag :)

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results
July 04, 2:17pm

Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results
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In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results
June 27, 11:05pm

POE matts
If you want the lightest self inflator, go with the TorsoLite over the Uber-Lite. They are both made by Pacific Outdoor Equipment and are a good inch thick - cushier than the ProLite 3. The T-lite ...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 27, 9:56pm

roclite 315
To be more precise - the drying rates of the flyroc and terroc were the same, but the flyroc picked up a bit more water initially than the terroc so it carried more water weight than the terroc aft...

In Editor's Roundtable » Water Weight Gain and Drying Characteristics of Lightweight Hiking Shoes after Submersion
June 23, 2:47pm

roclite 315
Peter, Here's what my inov-8 contact says, "The Roclite 315 utilizes a similar mesh upper as the F-Lite 300. Water absorbtion/retention will be similar. If they are looking for a shoe that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Water Weight Gain and Drying Characteristics of Lightweight Hiking Shoes after Submersion
June 23, 2:43pm

Drying Boots
Steven - Good idea!

In Editor's Roundtable » Water Weight Gain and Drying Characteristics of Lightweight Hiking Shoes after Submersion
June 23, 12:41pm

Lightitude
Hi all, Sounds like some well proven, light gear - exactly what we want to give Lightitude awards to! If you have some favorite lightweight gear, fill out a simple one-page Lightitude nomination f...

In GEAR » Love at first sight
June 20, 3:00pm

Pad in Mariposa
I use a 1/16 inch pad in the Mariposa pad pocket. It is folded in half in some spots and in fourths in some spots, so thickest parts are 1/4" thick. I find that to be plenty of cushion to keep the ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
June 13, 1:13pm

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