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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 / and our frequently updated blog at as well as my personal blog
We are the authors of 3 outdoor cookbooks and the people behind FBC.
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
Reading it....I actually DO agree with her. What she found out was the painful side of working with companies - and of selling your soul. It is flattering in many ways when companies approach you -...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 11, 8:37am

Re: Best Winter Breakfast (without cooking)
There is so much you could be eating in morning that doesn't require cooking, nor cleanup. Since you boil water for coffee, anything FBC will work just fine. Think cheesy loaded potatoes, bacon...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Winter Breakfast (without cooking)
February 09, 10:25am

Re: I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles
Jerry, I raised my oldest son as a single mom for his first 5 years - but in many ways it probably made him and I closer during that time. I took every aggressive therapy the school could offer h...

In Chaff » I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles
February 08, 10:04am

Re: Dirty Rain
I've seen mud rain a few times - once in the Olympics outside of Forks. It was so bad I had to pull over. And then it rained mud after Helens, for weeks.

In Chaff » Dirty Rain
February 07, 11:14pm

Re: I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles
Doug, it is one of the few things that gets me spitting mad. I mean "I will argue you into the ground until your ears are bleeding" anger. My oldest son who is now 17 is in the Autistic S...

In Chaff » I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles
February 07, 10:10pm

Re: economics
I can't remember the name of the shots she took - but there was a reason they were pricey, one of course was they were still under patent. Whatever they were, they did amazing things for her - ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 30, 8:37am

Re: Disability SocSec
Easy to get disability? HAHAHA...oh man, anyone who believes that load of horse manure has never worked to get someone disability help. It took my Mom years to get hers finalized. And she had kidne...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 28, 2:58pm

Re: 529
I funded my oldest son's 529 with my measly child support checks that I have been receiving since he was 7. He is 17 now. So no, it isn't just "affluent" people using it. Sometime...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 11:39pm

Re: Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
Butter powder is great for taste as well - it gives a depth if you use it with oil :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
January 25, 10:08pm

Re: Mocking, mocking, always mocking
Toy pots? Lol! That is a good one :-D Love it!

In Chaff » Mocking, mocking, always mocking
January 21, 9:18am

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 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, 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