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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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Montana Monster Cakes
Steve, Thanks! I'm definitely interested in your Montana Monster Cakes. What's your recipe?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 29, 1:20pm

Look at the food list
Bernard, Take a look at my food list. There are lots of carbs and fat.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 27, 10:35pm

More protein, less high GI carbs
Hi everyone, I've enjoyed reading your comments. My, food is certainly an emotional topic for many people! But of course, it always has been. We'll be publishing more food lists. My goal is to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 26, 11:09pm

Too much protein?
Bernard, HI, I wanted to respond to your comments especially since someone else e-mailed me off-line with a similar comment. Basically, all I know is what works for my body. Fast burning foo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 21, 7:24am

Egg concoction and dried cheese
David, Yes, I divide the whole batch into 4 portions. DunRockin, I used an American Harvest SnackMaster to dry the cheese. My favorite method is to take a tray of already sliced cheese (I use...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 21, 7:12am

backcountrygear.com sale
Some good stuff in their clearance bin (sale bin too). Chinook wind shirt $70 Women Cloudveil Prospector pants size 10 $62 I love these pants!) Mountainsmith light down bags: Cypher, Vision, Wis...

In Gear Deals » Retail Deals (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 13, 12:07pm

Down Socks
Sierra Designs down socks, $25 (not on sale). Saw them at REI last night. I didn't have my scale with me but they felt reasonably light. The REI website says they carry the socks exclusively.

In Gear Deals » Retail Deals (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 13, 10:22am

I fit the lightweight backpacker consumer profile
I read the State of the Market article a few days ago. What struck me most at the time, was how much money lightweight backpackers spend on gear. I certainly fit that demographic, but didn't realiz...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Specialty Retailers
February 03, 3:06pm

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