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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: Veggie Options
I add in the cooked and dried beans and lentils from www.harmonyhousefoods.com which REI carries their starter kit :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
February 01, 4:13pm

Re: Bivies
Bivies are so.....yuck. Tiny, and useless to me. Yeah, I get claustrophic totally in them.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 31, 1:46pm

Re: Outdoor Herbivore
Scott, I tried them out a few years ago, when they were new to the market. I liked the meals - but - and a big but, if you don't like hippy fare, you won't be wowed. It is very earthy food ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
January 31, 1:39pm

Re: Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
Pretty much. I nearly always sleep with my bag, opened up, over me, quilt style. HATE mummy bags. More like python bags, squeezing you tightly. Like who sleeps with their legs jammed together? I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 15, 10:40pm

Re: Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
Ah! Our local Fred Meyer's does that as well - they have an "ugly" produce section for quick sell. I watch that because if I am making frozen bananas for smoothies or dried fruit, it ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
January 15, 8:27am

Re: Re: Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
Bob, I fill a large bowl with water, then squeeze in a lemon or two. As I slice the apples I drop them in the bowl. When done, I drain the apples and slap them on the trays. And no browning - ta...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
January 12, 9:47am

Re: hm
$1 each for now. The ingredient list is very short.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks Via Latte
January 10, 11:05pm

Re: Hehheh
So here is one that has always made me laugh: OB's love to harp on their clients to take a prenatal multivitamin, and those things ALWAYS are chock full of B vitamins. I could NOT get them d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Americans waste $28 bil a year on vitamins, doctors say
January 09, 3:40pm

Re: Starbucks Via Latte
How the heck-o did I miss that yesterday? Where are my car keys? ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks Via Latte
January 08, 12:48pm

Re: expanding my menu
It can....but I you can do better ;-) It does tend to be watery unless you cut the water back. You could though bring the liquid to a boil in your pot, add the dry, return to a boil, then cover and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » expanding my menu
January 07, 9:50pm

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