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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.
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My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Digital Hanging scale wanted
My digital fish scale cost me $20 at a tool shop, and weighs from 1 ounce to 50 or so lbs. Accurate for that $20 as well!

In GEAR » Digital Hanging scale wanted
October 07, 11:09am

Re: Thanks for the report.
I wish could do the Jello trick - it works well! But alas, I can't consume fake dyes anymore :-( The soup trick in the morning did work well for me. Warm and got water in me!

In Post-Trip Reports » Chinook Pass to White Pass, PCT
October 06, 11:30pm

Re: I was looking...
I use a kitchen scale to weigh items, a digital fish scale to weigh the whole pack or big items :-)

In GEAR » Scales
October 05, 4:20pm

Trip report
I have put one up in the trip section :-)

In Gear Lists » List for this week
October 05, 10:03am

Chinook Pass to White Pass, PCT
My friend Hoosierdaddy and I did an overnighter of the section hike of Chinook Pass to White Pass on the PCT, here in Washington. By the time we got done, we did nearly 30 miles. I had listed my p...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chinook Pass to White Pass, PCT
October 05, 9:58am

Not UL....
I bought a pair of REI Alpine pants this week on a whim for my midweek trip. I spent 2 days in nearly nonstop snow and rain. My legs were perfectly warm, never to hot or sauna feeling. windproof, w...

In GEAR » Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
October 05, 9:02am

Re: How did the gear on your list work?
I will post a tr :-) It was an "interesting" trip to say the least! I did take the down vest (good move), the solo tent (even better!). We had some snow to say the least! 9" at one ...

In Gear Lists » List for this week
October 04, 10:21pm

A few changes
I ended up adding about 6 ounces more food....as I know I will burn through my food to stay warm. I ended up getting new pants last night at REI, their Alpine pants, that are WP/B. Not UL by any ...

In Gear Lists » List for this week
October 02, 10:19pm

Re: Veggies?!
Sure! I could post up a couple. You want all veggies? Or veggies served with rice, pasta, etc?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Eat your vegetables
October 02, 9:02am

List for this week
Hoosierdaddy and I are doing a mid week fast pack on a section of the PCT here in Washington State. Our weather outlook is a 60% chance of snow or rain. Most likely we will be hiking in an early fa...

In Gear Lists » List for this week
October 01, 5:14pm

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