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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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Tater Tuesday: "Beef" & Shroom Malt Taters
After a 3 week break it is definitely high time for Tater Tuesday! Todays recipe uses "Beef" flavored TVP from Harmony House Foods, though you can use home dried hamburger gravel as we...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: "Beef" & Shroom Malt Taters
January 08, 4:58pm

Re: Vertigo
Craig, A thought.....while it isn't some funky miracle - along with the stuff I sent you in my PM - one thing I ate this past year on the trail was tons of potassium. I eat bananas, potato c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vertigo
January 08, 3:33pm

Re: Vertigo
Craig.....I have been diagnosed with Vertigo Migraines. (I have had 3 full blown sessions where all I can do is lay on the ground and I vomit for about 8 hours non stop and cannot stand up as the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vertigo
January 08, 1:45pm

Re: Brainstorming and trip planning assistance for a trip to Glacier National Park
I have to say we, er, um lived it up in Kalispell :-D We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn for a lot less than the park and got a suite along with a massive breakfast every morning (oink oink). The h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Brainstorming and trip planning assistance for a trip to Glacier National Park
January 07, 4:17pm

Re: Brainstorming and trip planning assistance for a trip to Glacier National Park
The hiker shuttle system rocks that they started this past year. It is free in the main part and a trivial cost to go from the East side to Many Glaciers. It will make your planning much easier if ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Brainstorming and trip planning assistance for a trip to Glacier National Park
January 07, 10:20am

Re: Good Info! - Thanks - Water & Tent?
Jake, Most times I just use AM or Micro Pur tablets. If I need to strain it, I use a bandanna. There are certain trips where I take a filter but those are few and far in between! Tents? With F...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 07, 10:15am

I should add
Part of the reason why my son used a tether system for so long (besides the lack of speech) is he has Asperger Syndrome (part of the Autism Rainbow). This makes him a very strong hiker but when you...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 06, 8:50pm

Re: Doug..Harness
I am thinking I will do a write up about the harness this week. It was a custom job I did - and changed over the years. When he was really little I used a climber one, as he got older it was two &#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 06, 5:49pm

Doug..Harness
Awful packs and whatnot, but in this photo you can see the harness system I came up with for Ford. He used it for a long time and it worked well. Simple to make as well. Yes, it is a leash for kids...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 06, 11:42am

Re: How young did you take your kids backpacking?
I started dayhiking with my son when he was only a couple weeks old in a front carrier. After 6 months or so we went to a jogger stroller and a back carrier. As for backpacking (and not wilderness ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
January 06, 11:36am

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