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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: Lara Bars
We were playing last weekend at making faux-Lara's and they came out pretty good for generation #1 :) (I love Lara Bars!) If Catzia and I get a recipe down that we like 100% and that isn&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail bars
November 08, 8:49am

Re: Nacho taters a winner
You did exactly what I would have preferred! Using the Idahoan brand mixes is so good....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Nacho Taters
November 08, 8:47am

Re: Nacho Taters
I was thinking about you ;-) Lately I had gotten on a mushroom kick!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Nacho Taters
November 06, 1:40pm

Tater Tuesday: Nacho Taters
Today is National Nacho Day (is there a day for everything??) so for Tater Tuesday I came up with a cheese nacho-ish flavored mashed potato dish. I used Simply Organic's Fajita seasoning mix...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Nacho Taters
November 06, 12:49pm

Ok, how about
The REI Kilo Plus -5* bag for women? Anyone used that?? I sleep in a tent in winter so I am not as worried about keeping my bag dry (so don't need super fabrics). It weighs in at 2 lbs 8 ounces...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 06, 11:55am

Re: Someday I will have portable Sleep Number Bed
And it will weigh 16 ounces. Ok, that won't happen. But I can dream. The issue is I have gone lazy at home, laying on a bed that cradles you. We are so bad we got the model that you can rais...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 06, 11:36am

I put all my TR's together for the PCT. I am still working on it, but for now about 2/3rds of it is done.

In Winter Hiking » Winter PCT
November 06, 11:19am

Re: revisions
P.P., the revisions are past Stevens Pass from the storm damage in 2003. If you are doing anything from Columbia River to Stevens, don't worry. Hoosierdaddy and I did Chinook Pass to White P...

In Winter Hiking » Winter PCT
November 06, 11:15am

Ok..two more questions
Do I get a bag with a right or left side zipper? Does it matter? My current bags are all right (no choice when I bought them). I am right handed. What would be the advantage of a left? I got to ...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 06, 10:54am

Re: Lessons
17. Food shop at Winco, not REI. May I add: Shop at WinCo, Trader Joes and Central Market ;-) And online at Harmony House Foods and Just Tomatoes. That is everything you could need!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
November 06, 9:40am

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