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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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Great Video
Great video Sam! Nice to see one of those Sparkies in action.

In Editor's Roundtable » Up in Smoke: Backcountry Fire Building Videocast
July 15, 8:34am

Great read, Matt! Gorgeous photos!

In Editor's Roundtable » Aniakchak Adventure
May 12, 11:41pm

Gorgeous photos!
Hey Matt - GREAT photos!

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Wet Reentry Photo Demo
April 09, 8:56am

Raft flip with pack
I just had a chance to practice my wet reentry a couple of weeks ago on the Verde River in Arizona. My pack was lashed on the bow - it probably weighed around 20 lbs. I tried Roman's technique ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Wet Reentry Photo Demo
April 08, 7:07am

Re: Testimony: How I Fell for Lightweight Backpacking
I enjoyed your article, Elizabeth! Was that the muffin! man with the BPL decal?

In Editor's Roundtable » Testimony: How I Fell for Lightweight Backpacking
February 25, 2:51am

Kathy, Adak was only military when I was there, but has since been "decomissioned." It is a pretty unique place compared to the lower 48. I don't know what its status is now. Carol

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 14, 7:45am

Navy lingo
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! George, "Snipe on a birdfarm" made me laugh. I'm surprised an acronym hasn't been made up for that. Or has one - SNOBF ? Kendall,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 13, 6:40am

Falling out of boat - not
I've only had one unintentional wet exit. I had to deliberately reach for and find the grab loop to open the spray deck. I didn't connect with the loop on the first pass. I've attached ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Alpacka Packraft Safety Design Features
February 03, 8:04pm

Vargo Jet-Ti canister stove $25
Today only at rei-outlet.com

In Gear Deals » Vargo Jet-Ti canister stove $25
December 29, 2:46am

New Muffin King?
Hey Mike, Is it possible Andy is staging a coup to become the new muffin king? Watch you back :)

In Post-Trip Reports » WT School Escalante 08
November 13, 9:53am

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