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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.
CityKing County
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Mocking, mocking, always mocking
Toy pots? Lol! That is a good one :-D Love it!

In Chaff » Mocking, mocking, always mocking
January 21, 9:18am

Re: school
Nope, I'm just frugal. I waste my money on other fancy food. LOL. Or $65 olive trees. My Suburban Home Stead is an example of where people spend their money. My husband's money ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 10:49pm

Re: school
I pay $35 a month for my smartphone service ;-) The difference is I shopped around and use TMobile. Cable? People have that? I don't because I see no reason (I use Amazon Prime at $100-ish a ye...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 5:59pm

Re: Are You in That 1%?? is a loaded question. But one that always has me wondering... Who do lower income people give to? Is it mostly churches? Who do higher income brackets give to? I ask this...bec...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:38am

Re: school
A $600 iphone to $100,000 in loans isn't exactly the same. Just saying.

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:18am

Re: Thanks
I've never had a packet of oil leak. Buy from Minimus. BTW, yes, there are different tubes of pastes at the store, look up high in the pasta section. You can get pesto, garlic, sundried tom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 18, 2:42pm

Re: Vitamix 3600
Even better ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
January 16, 8:57am

Re: Irish Soda Bread
Mike, Thanks! If there is ANYTHING you'd like me to add, please let me know :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Irish Soda Bread Recipe
January 16, 8:56am

Re: Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Very nice! Have you posted it online besides here? I'd love to share it with my readers if you have (if you haven't...any interest on it being on the site?)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Irish Soda Bread Recipe
January 15, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Vitamix 3600
Ian.... Here is my take on both (since I own both). The new Ninja system does what most of us need/want - and the included containers are great for blending and taking with you on the go. An...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
January 15, 4:46pm

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