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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
StateWA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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My List
http://www.trailcooking.com/recipe-home/ Scan down to "FBC" and there you go. And yes, kids, don't be a food snob on the trail ;-) Save that for at home..LOL!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking
July 01, 10:58pm

Re: Need dehydration help.
The Nesco is a great unit for learning on :-) Easy and simple - and affordable.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need dehydration help.
July 01, 10:51pm

Re: Living off the grid
Read Backwoods Home http://www.backwoodshome.com/ While some of it is questionable, over all it can help a person get there.

In Chaff » Living off the grid
July 01, 9:53am

Re: Re: 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking
Sometimes one just needs to not overthink weight - when it comes to food. Tuna and chicken packets may not be "high calorie" - although there are tasty ones packed in oil now - but they p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking
June 30, 11:26pm

Re: Easy to judge
Peter, before anyone brings in population control, well, maybe we should look to just how "perfectly" China handles it. They have too many boys born, who will never marry, never have a ch...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 28, 6:53pm

Re: Alternatives
A classic pasta dish is pasta, olive oil, red pepper flakes, maybe some garlic and Parmesan cheese. It is delicious. But that isn't what one thinks of as "mac n' cheese" in cookin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mac N cheese
June 28, 6:38pm

Most any food has a carbon footprint
The irony in that animal flesh is touted as having a high carbon footprint, well...most food does. Be it animal or veggie. If anything, palm oils are worse in many ways than beef. Deforestation,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 27, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Alternatives
Yes, the sauce dehydrates well. Btw, whiles, yes, one can make a meal with pasta/olive oil/cheese (and yes it tastes good), it isn't quite what most expect with Mac and Cheese - which is typ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mac N cheese
June 27, 1:56pm

Re: @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
You can can butter :-) As for water bath canning? It is beyond easy - it just looks scary is all ;-) Head over to http://www.freshpreserving.com/

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
June 26, 9:03pm

Re: Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
Doug, very much so! It is very important to know where the plants come from - and use Heirloom seeds :-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 2:36pm

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