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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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Sandals and socks
Just to echo the sentiment about sandals and socks. A few years ago I did a few backpack trips here in the desert in Arizona in sandals. With no socks or thin socks my feet dried and cracked. I nee...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 9:23am

Great article!
Will, Great article. Looking forward to Ion Mask rain wear products.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 13, 11:03am

Short Cot
Hi, After Bruce discontinued the short cot, I contacted him and asked if he had any more. He did. I bought a short cot for $70. I've never gotten around to taking it on a trip so it's time...

In Gear Swap » LuxuryLite Cot
July 31, 9:02am

New stern
Hi Brett, I think it was implemented this summer, but am not sure.

In Packrafting » Re-entering an Alpacka in deep water
July 29, 8:06am

Your head
So true, Mark! Your head - don't leave home without it!

In Editor's Roundtable » To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an 'essential' item in a lightweight hiker's overnight pack?
July 16, 8:12am

Leaning forward?
And another thing... If you aren't, lean forward through rapids and paddle hard (which also keeps you leaning forward). It helps prevent bandersnatching :)

In Packrafting » Re-entering an Alpacka in deep water
July 12, 11:49am

Big guys bandersnatched
One more thing - you mentioned you were a big guy? That may be why the frequent bandersnatching. The newest Alpackas have quite a bit more floatation in the stern which would probably big a big hel...

In Packrafting » Re-entering an Alpacka in deep water
July 12, 7:13am

Tethering not a good idea
Tethering is not a good idea for me. The local rivers are full of strainers and the raft-paddle would be bound to get snagged. I just did Desolation/Gray canyon on the Green then Gates of Lodore (a...

In Packrafting » Re-entering an Alpacka in deep water
July 12, 7:09am

Mike Clelland! is a famous illustrator!
Hi Sebastian, Mike Clelland! is famous! He is the Mike of "Allen & Mike's Really Cool" book series. I first heard of him when I wanted to take my first winter camping trip. &quo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
July 09, 5:00am

Paddle
Hi Sean, If you end up with enough coupons, I can use one. I lost my paddle when I flipped on my last packraft trip and REI sells a nice Aqua Bound Sting Ray for $160. Carol

In Gear Deals » 25% Off at Rei coupons
July 09, 4:42am

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