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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: Re Cookies
Ah I feel for you! :-( Hate knowing other parents whose kids are hurting but at the same time, it is good to know others!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
October 10, 11:04am

Re: Cookies!
Hey Heath, Here you go :-) http://blog.trailcooking.com/2013/10/10/new-recipe-allergy-friendly-hearty-cookies/ The recipe is up on the blog, I am currently building a new version of the we...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
October 10, 10:07am

Re: Re: Re Hummus
You don't need a dehydrator to make dried hummus. Make whatever hummus you like, but leave out the oil. SPread on parchment lined baking sheets, dry in your oven on the lowest setting till d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
October 09, 10:18am

Re: flax and chia
Be wary of flax and chia if you have gut issues, work up on them. They DO contain oils but also can irritate the stomach. Otherwise they are great. For me, I can handle ground flaxseed, but not chi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
October 07, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
BTW, business run in the parks are shut down in most cases - all the NP Inns are shut down by now. So don't assume a store will be open.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
October 03, 1:18pm

Re: Thanks for the bag suggestions
WHat is funny is a few years back I found a great buy of a roll of silver silnylon and made a ton of pint size cozies - they sold out, material was no longer made. So, if anyone has one of the silv...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What do you rehydrate in?
September 30, 2:40pm

Re: pint size, hmm
Diane, Walmart and QFC in Wa used to carry the Ziploc pint bags...so look there.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What do you rehydrate in?
September 29, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Pan?
In all honesty, you can use the lid to many pans - if it is also a "fry pan lid". I have 3 kids so yeah, a 7" skillet is like tiny. ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pancakes
September 28, 8:44pm

Re: Pan?
I have used a number of pans over the years for pancakes - think ultra slick, non-stick and a LOT of oil. Also, a stove you can dial down as needed. As well, I often hold the pan just above the top...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pancakes
September 28, 10:19am

Re: Re: Rappelling on Duct Tape
Snort...here it comes: "OMG! I go into the wilds to leave all technology behind!!!!" PS: Most don't. Some of us even like to multitask on our smartphones while enjoying the views.

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine
September 17, 10:56pm

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