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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: you stink!
"Gail, Thank God for "Gurly Girls" there’s a nothing more traumatic then crossing paths with a beautiful lady backpacker that smells worse then a pack mule." For those of u...

In Philosophy & Technique » Deoderant choice?
February 07, 11:46am

Re: Re: Homemade Hummus
I haven't! But hey, I'll try it out ;-)

In Philosophy & Technique » Meal Plan for thru-hike
February 06, 5:47pm

Re: One more point of view
Dave, Commercial hummus mix is pretty gross. Make your own! Then you can use other beans as well as garbanzos. I don't add oil when making, add that on the trail. I use onions, oregano and chi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Meal Plan for thru-hike
February 06, 3:01pm

Re: His & Her Ghosts
And now time for some more gear whoring - I smells a new pack in my near future. Hehheh!!

In Gear Swap » His & Her Ghosts
February 05, 11:21pm

Re: His & Her Ghosts
Sold! Thanks :-)

In Gear Swap » His & Her Ghosts
February 05, 6:18pm

His & Her Ghosts
Ford and I are getting new packs this year...what I have is a Ghost MT and a Seraph (ladies). Both are under 1 year old and were used for a handful of trips. Both are in very good shape. Only bad i...

In Gear Swap » His & Her Ghosts
February 05, 4:05pm

Re: Health Savings Account
Is that like the Flex Savings Accounts for medical and child care? We use the Medical ones for all my dental work. This year my braces were paid in full on pretax income. Not bad. If you have regul...

In Chaff » Medical bills... can't these "Go Lite" as well?
February 05, 1:50pm

PS: Hope your feeling ok!
Meant to say: hope you are doing ok! And the wife as well!

In Chaff » Medical bills... can't these "Go Lite" as well?
February 05, 9:13am

Re: Medical bills... can't these "Go Lite" as well?
Depending on your income levels, many hospitals will work with you on bills and lower the bills as well if you ask nicely. Before I got married I had no insurance and was being seen for my headache...

In Chaff » Medical bills... can't these "Go Lite" as well?
February 05, 9:11am

Re: REI Peak UL
And can splinter in half in the cold as well.

In GEAR » Adjustable carbon fiber poles?
February 05, 9:01am

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