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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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Re: Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
You didn't know there was an ENTIRE industry built on it? Lol....man, don't ever read Yoga whatever magazine that is pumped out. It is a magazine held together with ads :-P Not sure why ...

In Chaff » Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
February 05, 3:10pm

Re: best brand of couscous for cold water rehydration
I'm not too picky on brands, often I grab the bulk at WinCo - having said that, give it at least 30 minutes to plump up.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » best brand of couscous for cold water rehydration
February 05, 3:05pm

Re: Suggestions For a Freeze Dryer
Yeah, having access to a local 3 sink kitchen for prep makes it soooo much easier!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions For a Freeze Dryer
February 04, 1:33pm

Re: Gourmet
www.harmonyhousefoods.com :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
February 04, 1:32pm

Re: Suggestions For a Freeze Dryer
Before you buy anything find out what the FDA rules are.....while Wa state has a cottage rule now for small food companies you can only bring in a tiny amount of money, and still must be health dep...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions For a Freeze Dryer
February 03, 9:13pm

Re: Tastes
Thank you Scott :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
February 02, 7:55pm

Re: Veggie Options
I add in the cooked and dried beans and lentils from www.harmonyhousefoods.com which REI carries their starter kit :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
February 01, 4:13pm

Re: Bivies
Bivies are so.....yuck. Tiny, and useless to me. Yeah, I get claustrophic totally in them.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 31, 1:46pm

Re: Outdoor Herbivore
Scott, I tried them out a few years ago, when they were new to the market. I liked the meals - but - and a big but, if you don't like hippy fare, you won't be wowed. It is very earthy food ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
January 31, 1:39pm

Re: Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
Pretty much. I nearly always sleep with my bag, opened up, over me, quilt style. HATE mummy bags. More like python bags, squeezing you tightly. Like who sleeps with their legs jammed together? I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 15, 10:40pm

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