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Carol Crooker (cmcrooker) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Desert Southwest, USA
About Me Backpacking Light online magazine Editor-in-chief. I live and do a lot of my backpacking in the desert, but I LOVE the mountains of the west! I schedule mountain trips as often as I can to get my thin air "fix." Currently, I'm enjoying experimenting with heavier options like hammocking and more complex cooking. I keep my base weight from creeping up too far by starting from a SuperUltraLight gear list and making limited heavier substitutions.
My PDF Gear ListHammock, Lows to 40

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All Forum Posts by Carol Crooker

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All Right, Andy!
Woo Hoo!!!!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
November 04, 9:42pm

Justin just had a few photos. Kind of hard to get pics when you're swimming solo!

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim - Around the Lake in Seven Days in Ultralight Style
October 28, 3:23pm

ski high route
Quite the epic!

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim - Around the Lake in Seven Days in Ultralight Style
October 25, 2:18pm

Another Francis podcast
I am hoping to get another interview with Francis but not on gear. Part 1 of this podcast talks about his gear changes from the list posted on his website.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Francis Tapon is Set to Complete a Backpacking First - a CDT Yo-yo
October 19, 12:42pm

Virga in Spring 08
The 8 oz Virga will be available in the Spring. $80 - if you can wait that long.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Mens Golite Virga Jacket
October 01, 7:10pm

Podcast: Justin Lichter's Surprising New Adventure
Companion forum thread to: Podcast: Justin Lichter's Surprising New Adventure

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Justin Lichter's Surprising New Adventure
August 23, 10:14am

Retire early
This is not the great opportunity now that it was when I joined...but I retired from the Navy at 37. Of course the whole time I was in I worked pretty much 7 days a week and took one backpacking tr...

In Chaff » What career allows for time to hike? Help!
August 16, 9:51pm

GoLite's New Shelter Line for 2008 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
Companion forum thread to: GoLite's New Shelter Line for 2008 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite's New Shelter Line for 2008 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
August 10, 12:58am

Great job, Aaron!

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 06, 10:20pm

Who has NOT received their gear (info for interview with Bob Molen)
Hi all, I'm starting to see posts of folks receiving their Big Sky gear. I'll be interviewing Bob Molen at the OR show this week. If you have ordered from Big Sky and NOT yet received ...

In GEAR » I'd Like to start a new BIG SKY (BS) thread.
August 06, 10:19am

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