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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: Doing Better Research Before I Post
It is one reason I buy US made products to say the least - and not off brands.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 06, 10:01am

Re: Removing BPA from beer cans
Actually...freezer bags do NOT contain BPA. Remember, BPS is a hardener. Bags do not and have never contained it. The flexible Ziploc and similar containers do not either.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 8:52pm

Re: Re: mason jars forever!
It's funny - my husband uses the DIY one every day. And no more did I have to clean up "Oops....I knocked over my glass" after that ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 8:19pm

Re: mason jars forever!
Yeesh, didn't you all know that mason jars are soooo hip? ;-) Get some paper straws and you are nearly there! I kid you not that this post is a perennial favorite of readers: http://www.gaz...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 6:15pm

Re: mason jars forever!
I swear I am going to start carrying mason jars as a joke and see how many suckers I can lure into a conversation while hiking ;-) And I own 2 of these: http://www.cuppow.com/collections/cuppow/p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 10:03am

Re: trailcooking.com
Thanks for mentioning me :-) BTW, my personal blog is mostly plant-based: http://www.gazingin.com/ I am adding more slow cooker recipes here and there. Not a ton but more are coming! We are moving ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
April 05, 9:56am

Re: BPA in Foster's Cans
The FDA requires the use of a liner in certain foods, such as tomatoes, that contains BPA. Why? The cans don't get eaten at by the acids in the food inside the can. For anyone who remembers bac...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 04, 8:32pm

Re: Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
Kathy is the nicest lady! I met her back in 2011 at Vida Vegan Conference in Portland, when her first book was coming out :-) I have had so many great conversations with her, she loves to cook! (an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
April 04, 8:28pm

Re: nutrition
Advice? Just don't over plan. Don't plan out 3 months of food in one swoop. You WILL get sick of whatever you think you might like at the start. If you go the liquid route, you will end up ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » nutrition on the pct
April 04, 12:23pm

Re: Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
You need to read my friend Kathy Hester's works. http://healthyslowcooking.com/ I can give you more links...my personal blog is mostly plant-based so have met quite a few other PBD bloggers...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
April 04, 12:21pm

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