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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: Soy Sauce
With 3 kids now, I just quit worrying about packet weight. Honestly, it isn't that much!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 27, 1:40pm

Re: Shaming a hiker? ( high flame danger)
Well, at least he did it off the trail and not in the middle of the trail, covered by a t-shirt. (True story of thew nasty things we have encountered...) Sometimes ya gotta go... And honestly...

In Chaff » Shaming a hiker? ( high flame danger)
August 26, 10:18pm

Re: It's not fear, it's good parenting!
Nick, I'll say this: talking about my fears has been good. Kirk and I have hashed a lot out in the past few weeks and come to a realization. That until he is older we don't see backpacking ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 21, 9:52pm

Re: Just wondering what's in the OP
The kids ones do NOT have sugar added. They are pure fruit and veggies, some have gluten free whole grains or yogurt added. They are a serving size for anyone really.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baby Food?
August 17, 1:38pm

Re: Baby Food?
Actually, the squeeze pouches are GREAT! Go wander any grocery store or chain store and check out what you can get now - quinoa, millet and more. They all taste great too. I know, I have 2 under 4 ;-P

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baby Food?
August 16, 2:39pm

30 minutes after
That is my youngest son, in the ER, 30 minutes after giving him an Epi-Pen shot, antihistamines and steroid shots. Believe me, he looked like a million dollars compared to how he had looked 30 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 15, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
Pssstt: Hidden Valley makes ranch in 2 ounce tubs, in 6 packs, at most grocery stores!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 11:18pm

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Um yes. He has had extensive testing with an allergist doctor. He has life-threatening allergies. Considering I have had to use an Epi-Pen on him already once, it is real for us. Cashew allergies ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 15, 10:12am

Re: simple no-cook lunch
I should add that Costco carries both types usually - the little tubs and the packets :-) Both by Philly. If you have a Safeway nearby, they carry single serving cream cheese tubs, refrigerated....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 10:08am

Re: Are store-bought dehydrated meals odor proof as far as bears are concerned?
Yes. Even a chipmunk can smell them - and will rip them open for you.

In Philosophy & Technique » Are store-bought dehydrated meals odor proof as far as bears are concerned?
August 14, 8:02pm

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