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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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Wait till.....
Your boy hits teen years. Oh, it gets me every time I look back and see him so tiny, and now!! I see my oldest at 16 now, and look at his 4 year old brother and ask "where did the time go?"

In Photo Gallery » The evolution of young backpackers
August 19, 10:25am

Re: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
Silicone cups are the best! They are my favorite for what I call "faux baking" ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 19, 10:22am

Re: coconut "ice cream"
Jeffs, I love those!!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 17, 4:37pm

Re: coconut "ice cream" I was sent this a few weeks back by a reader - and just got it up today :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 15, 10:17pm

Re: Time to Steer Away from Amazon?
Without Amazon, I'd never have been able to be an author - and having 4 books in print is an amazing feeling! Most of my printed books (and all of my digital titles - 3 of them) are sold on Ama...

In Chaff » Time to Steer Away from Amazon?
August 14, 12:12am

Re: Collecting versus Hoarding
If you watch Hoarders, one of the worst was the lady being asked a question and she replies: "I hang my food off my chandelier to keep the rats out of it". AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! ...

In Chaff » Collecting versus Hoarding
August 14, 12:09am

Re: Sriracha warning too all!!
Lol!! Anyhow, just so you know, Sriracha doesn't go bad easily - you have to really try for that to happen. You can carry a bottle - even in mega hot temperatures.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sriracha warning too all!!
August 13, 11:57pm

Re: Cream Cheese Singles
The regular packets carry well for 1-2 days :-) Get the foil ones if you can - and freeze them before you head out :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cream Cheese Singles
August 13, 11:56pm

Re: Slow order. Is this typical?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Slow order. Is this typical?
August 07, 12:29pm

Re: coconut "ice cream"
That sounds more like a very thick chia seed pudding?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 06, 4:42pm

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