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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.
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Contributing to the Economy - Or Not
OK, I read the article and for the life of me, I am just not following why it is an evil. Because the cost of business (what the firms take off the top) hasn't gone down? The article went ALL o...

In Chaff » The Value of Honest Work - Or Not
December 17, 2:06pm

Re: Naughty list....
Add that idiot lady who was installing "art" in NP's on rocks....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 17, 1:57pm

Lol..they even sell frosting in metal cans now, kind of like squeeze cheeze. Hehehe.......

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
December 17, 1:56pm

Re: Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
So you are saying I should beat that message like a dead horse on Social Media "Hi, my name is Sarah Kirkconnell. Give me mah free stuff!!!!!!" ;-) It'll go well in my second pa...

In Gear Deals » Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
December 16, 8:19pm

Re: Packit Gourmet smoothies PS: The mixes all have saturated fat due to coconut/palm oils....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packit Gourmet smoothies
December 15, 1:47pm

In or Out?
So I gotta ask those who got bit and were sick, was the cat an indoor or an outdoor cat? I wonder which cats carry more disease? We don't let our cat out (nor the cat before) for various reason...

In Chaff » Public Service
December 12, 8:30am

Re: Public Service
Yikes!! Hope it heals fast!!!! My Dad got scratched by a cat once, while working, and it caused him to develop this seriously scary lump on his lower neck. Ewwwww.......

In Chaff » Public Service
December 11, 2:49pm

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
Read my post title above. And think it out a bit. Eating to live is a bit overrated. You need to enjoy ALL of life, and eating is part of that. But hey, whatta do I know....enjoy your brick o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 11, 10:37am

Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
I know one of my hiking partners, who is barely taller than me - he might be 5'6", can outhike most tall guys. He was a Marine and had to keep up with guys who were 6 feet tall. So he lear...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 11, 10:30am

Exactly! The best defense is not sticking around. My Daddy taught me that one. Which is important especially for women - being rude may just well save your life. Too many women are taught to be &qu...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 10, 8:18am

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