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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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In GEAR » Selecting a Canister Stove for Cold Weather Backpacking
Part I: Stove and Fuel Fundamentals

March 15, 10:37am

Ryan is returning from a backpacking trip in Utah (for the university there) today. AFAIK he has not had weather conditions to do the SUL trip in MT yet.

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
March 15, 6:53am

Re: Speer Top Blanket or JRB No Sniveller?
Hi Andrew, I've used both the NS and the Speer TB. Both are great products! I was going to recommend the TB for the weight savings until I saw your height/weight. I'm 5'10" and the length of the ...

In GEAR » Speer Top Blanket or JRB No Sniveller?
February 20, 6:13pm

More than reviews in online magazine
Hi everyone, As Ryan and Vic posted, we’re still tweaking BPL. We’re following your feedback with high interest to help in that process. Let me address a couple of points. First, why two ma...

In Chaff » BPL double charging?
February 07, 2:29pm

Miguel - Comic Strip
Miguel - Yep I'm interested in your comic strip. E-mail me ( and let's chat. Carol

In Chaff » BPL double charging?
February 07, 2:01pm

Response kind of...
Hi all, We've been following this forum, but prep for OR, OR itself, and catching back up after OR takes some attention. I'll answer more fully shortly, but in the meantime, one of BPL's tenets is...

In Chaff » BPL double charging?
February 04, 5:39pm

JRB No Sniveller
Thanks Stephan, Yep, it's baffled. I must have had visions of sugar plums dancing through my head when I wrote that :) Carol

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field - SuperUltraLight in November on the Flagstaff Peaks, Arizona
December 29, 7:26am

Re: featherlite vapor mitts-sizing concerns
Hi Jonathan, My hand width is small, and length is between M and L. I ordered size medium and there is plenty of width with possum down-like gloves underneath. You'll have more dexterity with a s...

In GEAR » featherlite vapor mitts-sizing concerns
December 08, 3:43pm

double bag ratings
I started winter camping with a 40 degree bag - cause it's what I had. I used a "liner" on top of the bag (inside a bivy), along with down clothing to sleep comfortably to 0 degrees. I figured tota...

In GEAR » Cold weather camping gear for warm weather Scouts - on the cheap
November 27, 9:29pm

Red cap and alligator
HI Tim, I trimmed a bit from the bottom edge of the red BMW cap and it doesn't leak out the bottom when screwed onto a Platy Lil Nipper. It's just a tiny alligator clip attached to the Photon b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Tarp vs. Hammock in the High Uintas
November 27, 9:10pm

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