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Sarah Kirkconnell (sarbar) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
About Me Love to hike, backpack, snowshoe, cook and 4 wheel. If it is outdoors, I am happy! Love hiking most, preferably with a light pack and a sunny alpine meadow ahead of me.
My husband and I run www.freezerbagcooking.com / www.trailcooking.com and our frequently updated blog at www.blog.trailcooking.com as well as my personal blog www.gazingin.com
We are the authors of 3 outdoor cookbooks and the people behind FBC.
CityKing County
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
I have 3 kids. If I plan anything one or more gets sick. Yeesh. I have learned now to spring trips on them - then the germs don't have time to conspire ;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 01, 11:01am

Re: Group cooking
Forced inclusion ;-) Hehehe Works for Boy Scouts, make it work for adults. It is sad/funny that I have done many BS cooking presentations over the years - and so many boys don't even have a clu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 9:19am

Re: Group cooking
I don't do group cooking stuff normally - even when I went with groups, we almost always cooked meals ourself, but ate together usually. It worked well. The reason behind this is it teaches ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 25, 11:35pm

Re: Bob's pea flour vs Whole Foods pea flakes
The pea flakes work fine for FBC and even no cook. They are precooked and will rehydrate easily. The flours? They do need a quick cook though. Otherwise they are raw - and your stomach will not ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 11:31pm

Re: split pea soup
Exactly ;-) Hehehe! And going there is fun too!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: split pea soup
Jerry, the flour does need to be cooked. Although, ahem, if one has a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix), you can grind the precooked and dried peas from Harmony, and then you do have FBC ready ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 10:49am

Re: just pay attention to your body
I have said it so many times, and it is nearly always true: Take what you like to eat. You can take the healthiest foods known to the Earth, but if you can't get yourself to eat them, it is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 24, 11:02pm

Re: split pea soup
http://blog.trailcooking.com/2012/07/07/green-pea-soup/ You can also buy green pea flour via Bob's Red Mill - and it makes soup I might add :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 24, 10:58pm

Re: split pea soup
http://www.trailcooking.com/soups/split-pea-bacon-soup/ You can buy ready to use split peas from Harmony House Foods online - they are already cooked and dehydrated :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 24, 10:55pm

Re: Collecting versus Hoarding
Hey! The new "Cat Lady Starter Kit"!!!!!!

In Chaff » Collecting versus Hoarding
August 21, 10:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Maruchan Ramen
I use the noodles as a base. If you use them as "instant pasta" you will have fast and easy meals. I take the ramen block and 1/4 cup of freeze dried vegetables, then cover with boiling wate...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 08, 8:56am

Guyot Designs Firefly
I picked up a Firefly a couple weeks ago on a whim. I figured it would be a fun toy, and maybe make the one Lexan bottle I carry a bit more multi purpose. I tried it out recently. (it was used on a s...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 18, 10:16pm

Luna Bars Sunrise
As noted, I am not a fan normally of "energy bars". But, Sunrise Luna Bars are very, very good! Aimed at women, and designed for breakfast, they are good anytime of the day. They are ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 10, 11:25pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
Recently I was sent an entire box of Larabars from the company, with every flavor in it. It had in it all the JOCALAT bars also. I love Larabars already, and the JOCALAT ones? Even more. The coffee fl...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 07, 4:59pm

Garmin Foretrex 201
My husband bought me one for this years Christmas. I wondered how much I would like or hate it. After having around a month to play with it, I can say I love it! It took me awhile to figure out...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 20, 9:02am

Laura's Wholesome Junk Food All Flavors
I found http://www.lauraswholesomejunkfood.com/ at a local organic grocery in my town, and fell in love with them. They come in 7 ounce tubs, with a long shelf life. They can be easily repackaged ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
January 09, 10:46pm

Fantastic Foods Instant Black and Brown Beans
I have been using FF's instant beans for at least 10 years now. A box stretches out and makes a couple meals on the trail. For use in burritos, bean dips and soups/chowders they are great. The ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 07, 10:10pm

Just Tomatoes Just Veggies
You can find the Just Tomato line at most REI's, in natural food stores and online, thru their website, www.justtomatoes.com. My favorite product by them is their Just Veggies blend. It comes i...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 07, 10:04pm

Kelty Illusion, Women's
I bought my Illusion when it came out, in 2004. For the most part, it is my winter and hauler pack when I need space. The pack is 3500 ci, and weighs in at the advertised weight of 3 lbs 6 ounces....

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 07, 9:00pm

Mountain Safety Research (MSR)
MSR's customer service, along with their parent company, Cascade Designs, has fantastic customer service. They warrantied a Sweetwater filter that started blowing water out of the side (the one th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 13, 10:42pm