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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.
CityPhoenix
StateArizona
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListHammock, Lows to 40

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All Forum Posts by Carol Crooker

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He rides his bike or horse and wagon to the library.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life
April 09, 7:14pm

Decluttering me
Ironically, my largest "hoard" of stuff is for backpacking! I have hoarding in my genes but do a pretty good job of limiting it to just this one area. And I do get rid of backpacking stuf...

In Editor's Roundtable » Website Review: UltralightLiving.com
March 09, 11:44am

Re: Green River Desolation/Gray canyon trip
Cool! Ken Knight is also interested. What time of year did you go, Robert? I'm signed up for an early May trip this year with my local kayak group. Their trip last May was ideal, but another gr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Little Alpacka Packraft can Play with the Big Kids
February 29, 10:52pm

Desolation Canyon
I just came back from a meeting with the Desert Paddlers group here in Phoenix. A couple of people presented a trip report on their trip through Desolation and Gray Canyons last May. Fantastic! Who...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Little Alpacka Packraft can Play with the Big Kids
February 27, 9:42pm

Packraft Rescue Course
The packraft rescue course Forrest refers to will be taught in Jackson Hole in April by Scott Solle with Forrest helping out. Details here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackingligh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Packrafting in Cataract Canyon
February 27, 2:12pm

Woo Hoo
This trip sounds like a blast! Makes me want to get my packraft in the water now!

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Packrafting in Cataract Canyon
February 27, 10:03am

Ninja Doug
With the Stik and wearing an OR Ninjaclava, you'd be set for night stealth missions on the trail.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 LuxuryLite Big Survival Stik Walking Staff REVIEW
February 20, 7:22am

Peace Pilgrim
Hi Andy, I didn't read all the posts, but saw a few on kids. I just read the book about Peace Pilgrim. She walked across the US for 30 years (about 1953 - 1981) giving talks about peace where...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
February 03, 10:48pm

Pacific Outdoor Max Thermo-Lite Sleeping Pad - Petite (For Women) $18.50
Mis-priced at Sierra Trading Post for $18.50. Also a double wide self-inflater (1.5" thick) for under $20

In Gear Deals » Pacific Outdoor Max Thermo-Lite Sleeping Pad - Petite (For Women) $18.50
January 29, 7:37am

How young?
I took my 2 yo niece backpacking. She'd already done some car camping with her parents. I took along another adult to help and picked a nice spot close to where the car was parked. We hiked les...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 05, 9:58pm

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