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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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Thread Jack I know ;-) http://www.gazingin.com/tag/vitamix/ Fair warning...I use my Vitamix a LOT! ;-) And for flour? http://www.gazingin.com/2012/06/04/adventures-in-grinding-flour-a-n...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 9:50pm

Re: Grinding
Yep! Does it great too. I buy 50 pound bags of wheat berries and or spelt and store them in sealed containers in the freezer. When I need flour, I go grab berries and grind in the dry container....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 9:45pm

Re: Vitamix
Oh, that is a GOOD book! She works with Nativas - a great whole foods company :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 9:43pm

Re: Vitamix
Ooh, which book did you pick up? Btw, if you grind seeds, nuts or wheat, freeze first before grinding. I find it works best :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 8:30pm

Re: Vitamix
I have a VM - and the dry `container as well. I use my VM most every day. If you do whole foods/unprocessed, it works wonderfully. I also make a lot of smoothies and frappes. Bought my set up at Co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 11:27am

Re: The $5 circumcision
Man, you were CHEAP. My last baby, in 2012, was billed at least $30K. For a relatively normal birth. We had to cover around $3500 of that out of pocket. Circumcision, if chosen, is done by a plast...

In Chaff » The $5 circumcision
October 26, 8:54pm

Re: Pork Oatmeal
Yeah, guys...um, you haven't ever had the best oatmeal ever? It's oats, bacon and maple syrup. ;-) Seriously, that is like the bomb! ;-) Anyhow, by plant based - it means the recipes are...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Very Happy To Announce
October 26, 12:26am

Re: I love your website
Thank you Rebecca!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Very Happy To Announce
October 25, 10:56pm

Re: Very Happy To Announce
Thanks! I kind of let things slide the past 4 years, it was overwhelming with 2 small kids. This summer though - I finally got to backpack for the first time since the summer of 2009. Being able to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Very Happy To Announce
October 25, 2:07pm

Very Happy To Announce
We launched a reboot of TrailCooking this week - the first since 2007 :-D The website and the blog now match - if you follow the blog, you might have noticed the new look a few months back. http...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Very Happy To Announce
October 25, 11:09am

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