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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
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Re: canned chicken
Note: Make sure you buy chicken breast and not mixed chicken - which has dark meat. It is usually lower in fat.....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Canned Chicken
March 18, 1:30pm

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
This: Why? It freed up my hibelt (leave the heavy camera now at home!) and became my favorite smartphone ever. With the camera grip I was in heaven. I'll miss it if I have to give it up ev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 8:47pm

Re: gluten free trail baking help needed
I have wondered if the Betty Crocker GF brownie mix would pan fry up, like regular mix does - hmmmmmm....... :-) Ideas! I got lucky and saw a huge sale on the baking flour mix, and stocked up. O...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » gluten free trail baking help needed
March 15, 8:41pm

Re: gluten free trail baking help needed
I have had a lot of success with Betty Crokcer GF mixes - and they make a good all-purpose flour mix. My youngest son likes it because it isn't heavy or bean-y tasting. He has severe allergies,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » gluten free trail baking help needed
March 15, 11:24am

Re: Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
Chia can make a good egg sub - but be wary if your stomach is bothered by small seeds. I find ground flaxseed a lot easier to digest IMO. I use 1 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp water, soak for 10-15 minutes, for ea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
March 12, 1:26pm

Re: Corn Flakes
I'd be more nervous it was a product of China, white washed through Egypt ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Corn Flakes
March 08, 8:43am

Re: Nido or Peak?
Huh...produced in Holland. A new one to me!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 06, 1:55pm

Re: Recipes
Richard, Nearly all of the recipes under "Lunch" on my site are no-cook. http://www.trailcooking.com/lunch/ You might have to scan down to Lunches :) Example: http://www.trailc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 06, 1:45pm

Re: Veggie meal ideas
Rex, yeah....the tagging thing is something I am working on over on Trailcooking. It was one of the few (thankfully) issues when we did the upgrade this last year. Our blog though does have workin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » meal ideas with a vegetarian in mind...
March 05, 9:34am

Re: Bear Creek?
Yep...ANY freeze-dried or dehydrated meal is helped by a good glug of olive oil, or a nut/seed butter or coconut oil. Makes the tummy a lot happier as well....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » expanding my menu
March 04, 3:40pm

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