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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: #7
7) Didn't take their prescribed medicine. Thought it would be a good time to kick their dependency on bipolar medicine. OMG. WORST TRIP EVER. In 2001, I found out a friend (met in real life)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Search and rescue crews warn about online-based groups
August 13, 2:17pm

A thanks.....
Kirk and I took the two youngest out on Sunday. It really helped me with some of my fears - since it was high bloom on the trail and lots of buzzy bees out. It was a good hike - At 18 months h...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 12, 9:11pm

Re: How do I deal with my fear?
Oh I do! I guess I view it like bear attacks.....I weigh the risk versus hiking. But then I look at that and realize that maybe my other fears are somewhat irrational :-P

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 11, 8:31pm

Re: when you make jam
Lol...not me! I work it in. Wasted flavor otherwise ;-) I am sure it isn't pretty as jam from a store but is beyond good. We made gingered peach jam today. 25 pounds of peaches from Eastern Was...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 10, 9:04pm

Re: thank you
Let us know how it goes! I love hearing about everyone's projects :-D

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Kale and them snowpeas
August 10, 9:01pm

Re: Re: How do I deal with my fear?
Dale, I will look into that. The Seattle Children's is a wonderful place (in the most horrid of ways). Alistaire saw them for a heart murmur at 6 months and a CTScan awhile back. Thankfully bot...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 10, 8:11pm

Re: so is fast the blanch line in the sand
It depends on the vegetable really. I find that green beans and peas dry better and taste a heck of a lot better after - and yes, rehydrate better. As well, with any preservation method, blanching ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Kale and them snowpeas
August 09, 10:52pm

Re: How do I deal with my fear?
I should have added that I am getting out on adult only hikes with friends. Not often, but I get out. I also got out backpacking recently with no kids. That helped a LOT. I know that as the years g...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 09, 10:45pm

How do I deal with my fear?
I wasn't paranoid or scared about taking my kids hiking until I had my third son. How do you get past a fear that paralyzes you mentally? Maybe I am asking the wrong people, but I need to get p...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 08, 9:46pm

Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
Lol...what is funny is one of the owner's names is Sarah as well ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 08, 9:20pm

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