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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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Re: poles essential?
I didn't start hiking with poles till early 2003. At one point about 2 years ago I wondered if I had become addicted to them, and went pole less for awhile. Well.......... I started falling ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
July 07, 9:34am

Re: REI Sierra Dome 2 Tent - $69.93 @ REI-Outlet
I bought one a couple weeks ago. It is an old school REI tent (so nothing that isn't needed!). Well built, freaking huge inside. And not a ton of mesh. Overall....it may become my 3 1/2 season ...

In Gear Deals » REI Sierra Dome 2 Tent - $69.93 @ REI-Outlet
July 07, 9:25am

Re: WTB : OR Seattle Sombrero
Jason, have you called OR in Seattle directly? They seem to always have sales going on! (Ok, maybe we get pampered out here....the best are the parking lot sales, where they dump odd lots of stuff!)

In Gear Swap » WTB : OR Seattle Sombrero
July 05, 1:35pm

Re: FAK's and Water?
I know that with my 1st aid kit, it is in a silnylon bag made by OR. I carry it in a gallon ziploc freezer bag. Overkill? Maybe. But I'd rather have it dry. This winter I had my pack get soaked...

In GEAR » FAK's and Water?
July 05, 9:23am

Re: Re: Re: Not available anywhere?
I can say that I have changed how I eat since I brought my book out-something that shows on the website and in my blog :-) i burnt myself out on rice and cheese badly ;-) Now I live on pasta ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
June 30, 7:02pm

Re: Re: New Bag
Hehheh! I hope you like yours like I love mine ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
June 30, 6:58pm

Re: Love on the trail?
I did, and so did a couple of my friends that I hike with. It helps that our hiking group here is heavy on the ladies-so if a man joins, well, his chances are better than average. So my point? Y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
June 29, 9:08pm

Re: Not available anywhere?
Brian, I saw that about a month or so ago. His book was the one connected to my book on my Amazon page (the "if you like this book, get these two together" offer). It just disappeared one...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
June 29, 8:56pm

Re: New Bag?
sam, I hadn't seen those yet!! My only worry is they are porous? If so, that could be an issue. But when I see them, I will get a box and try them out. They are bringing the flat bottomed bags...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
June 29, 8:51pm

Re: Cold Feet
Down socks. I have three pairs, my smallest ones are lighter than a pair of wool socks and scrunch down to almost nothing!

In GEAR » Cold Feet
June 28, 6:05pm

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