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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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Whatta Deal!
;-) And here I felt all guilty laying out $99 a night to stay on the Pacific Ocean this month, to watch winter storms from a toasty cabin ;-)

In Chaff » Rate From $ 445 a Night ...
November 21, 2:09pm

Re: The modern grocery store
I can tell you when I actually gained weight as an adult - in my teens I starved myself and smoked like crazy. Hey, I was hot looking though ;-) In college and beyond I didn't have a car. I wal...

In Chaff » FDA moves to ban trans fats
November 16, 10:26pm

Re: The modern grocery store
I'm 40, which means I can remember shopping in small grocery stores. Think of when you drive through an old section of town and you see an ancient 1960-70's era Safeway building. They were ...

In Chaff » FDA moves to ban trans fats
November 14, 10:23pm

Re: Paleo
Dawn, I sent you an email via your contact page on the website.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tomatoe-potatoe free
November 14, 10:09pm

Re: wow
Thankfully I was in my first tri so everything smelled nasty...lol! My oldest was premature (which I couldn't have prevented) and his Doctor said to me "Please do NOT expose him to any tob...

In Chaff » twenty five years ago today
November 14, 7:30pm

Re: twenty five years ago today
My last day of smoking came after I got a positive pregnancy test for my oldest. I went outside, had a last smoke and threw away the pack. He is 16 now. I have never regretted losing that habit! ...

In Chaff » twenty five years ago today
November 14, 10:00am

Re: Fish Tacos
Once cleaned and whatnot, sprinkle with some seasoning (whatever you like, I have a thing for Old Bay myself) and pan fry in a non-stick pan with plenty of oil. You can heat up tortillas before ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fish Tacos
November 13, 8:02am

Re:Sweet Irony
PS: I have seen one sweet, sweet irony here: It is OK to dress your kids in the newest and most high-tech gear but they must be unthethered from electronics! ;-) HAHHAH! I drive a minivan wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
November 12, 1:40pm

Re: Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
Dale, Leaving ANY electronic in a car at a TH is a dumb idea. Be it a phone, computer, game system, etc. All it does is reward thieves. Anyhow, I frankly never felt any guilt letting Ford car...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
November 11, 9:02pm

Re: Insul Bright
It is a great fabric. I LOVE it! It breathes, is washable, flexible and light....what more does one need?

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulite material for cozy, where?
November 10, 8:22pm

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