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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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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

Any veggies
I love pretty much all of them :-) Favorites? Carrots, peas, onions, peppers.... Now brand wise, Just Tomatoes is first, then Harmony House Foods.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Eat your vegetables
October 01, 4:30pm

Re: Re: couscous for dinner
Sounds like you need to have it prepared right ;-) The lentil and couscous recipe I posted last week could change your mind about it :-) There is yes bad couscous and then there is tasty couscous!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
September 30, 8:30am

Those old machines..
I had an old treadle machine when I was a kid. Really wish my mom hadn't tossed it (it was a beauty!) at a garage sale. When I was in college I followed the Grateful Dead. A number of ull ti...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machines?
September 30, 8:27am

Ok, I love my Pfaff
I won't lie, it is a darn good machine. I bought this Pfaff about 3 months ago or so. And yes, the model I have has IDT, Integrated Dual Feed, which helps the fabric go smoothly and works very ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machines?
September 29, 7:51am

Re: Sewing Machines?
Better much can you afford? New or used make any difference to you? Basically all you need for outdoor gear is a machine that sews straight and zigzag. Good needles, proper tensio...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machines?
September 28, 8:06pm

Re: Thanks, Sarbar,
I am working on it...most of the manuscript is done. I just got distracted by producing cozies. They kind of took over my life. We know we need to get it done. Winter seems to be a good time for me...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lentil Burritos
September 27, 1:32pm

Lentil Burritos
This is a recipe I did today for lunch.... Burritos with lentils? Why not! Think filling, full of protein and tasty! And yes, this is another recipe featuring Harmony House Foods dried items. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lentil Burritos
September 27, 12:37pm

Great writing
It was very funny :-) Btw, I noticed you said the part about salt. A big reason you may not wanted to eat was the lack of salt and potassium. (And of being dehydrated as well). Altitude and hard...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 27, 8:36am

Good idea
Never thought of raisins! I am working on a lentil burrito today...trying more veg recipes that are high in protein. :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Curry Lentils & Couscous Recipe
September 27, 8:29am

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