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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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And chopped up Pecans
:-D Oh yeah, I do like my oats in big soft cookies!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
November 11, 9:49pm

Re: More No Cook Meal Ideas
Would adding cold water and let it sit count? My friend Dicentra has added a number of cold meals/wraps to her cooking site in the past month:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » More No Cook Meal Ideas
November 11, 7:58pm

Re: Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
Oh yeah, count me in. I'd rather eat a 1/4 sized dinner for breakfast ;-) Or soup and crackers. I oatmealed myself out long ago!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
November 11, 7:56pm

Di has added a LOT to her site recently. Di is a mom like me (though with a much younger one) so she hasn't been able to get out as much. Lately I have been dragging her out every week with me,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My friend Dicentra's new website
November 11, 7:55pm

Fruity Nut Balls
Last weekend before our hike on The Elwha River I had tried making a fruit "bonbon" but just wasn't happy with the results. While good, they were just fruit and spices. Too sweet and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fruity Nut Balls
November 11, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Which side when choosing a zipper location
John, Thanks...that makes total sense. And yes, I left side sleep a lot as well.

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 11, 9:46am

Re: Re: AGG Tarp Tent 10 ft size
I thought of ways to install a zipper....but that just isn't going to happen (because of the length of the face, being 10 ft long). While I considered doing mods, it wasn't worth wrecking a...

In Gear Swap » AGG Tart Tent 10 ft size
November 08, 8:46pm

Caldera System For MSR Titan *SOLD*
Sold, Thanks!

In Gear Swap » Caldrea System For MSR Titan
November 08, 5:56pm

AGG Tarp Tent 10 ft size
Anti Gravity Gear Brawny Tarp Tent, 10ft size. This was used on two summer trips for a total of 7 nights. Fully seam sealed at the factory ($30 cost new) and comes with the storm flap ($29 ne...

In Gear Swap » AGG Tart Tent 10 ft size
November 08, 5:54pm

Re: Tarp
SP, there isn't a ton of difference between the two besides the bath tub floor (which is very, very nice, and well worth it) and the mesh door. No matter which it sets up fast and is easy o...

In GEAR » Antigravity gear Tarp
November 08, 5:49pm

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