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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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Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results
Companion forum thread to: Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results

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

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

Windscreen Dynamics and Design
Companion forum thread to: Stove Windscreen Dynamics and Design Part I Wind Effects on Stove Performance and Stove Windscreen Dynamics and Design Part II Practical Applications for the Field

In Editor's Roundtable » Windscreen Dynamics and Design
June 07, 8:44am

Thanks David and Bill. Let me know if you can't click through now (I was using the format we use within articles but have corrected it for the forums.)

In Editor's Roundtable » How Far, How Fast, How Heavy? Calculating the range for unsupported, long-distance hiking
June 07, 8:38am

Hiking alone--a female perspective
I backpack alone frequently. I like to take trips mid-week to maximize my solitude. I don't agree with Ryan though. It seems to me that men are subjected to huge social pressures as well as women. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 06, 6:29pm

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