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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
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: T-Rest womens
Lol...it is a bit heavier - it is 20 ounces. And Hot Hot Pink ;-)

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 9:57pm

Re: Do you have a ProLite 3 short?
Sorry Charles, I have the Ladies version-but it is accurate to what they claimed :-) We have I think 7 T-Rests, and all are accurate weights. Now...don't get me started on BA's older pad...

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 7:45pm

Re: Deuter Kanga Kid
I want the Kangaroo toy :-D Too cute!

In GEAR » Best baby carriers
September 13, 1:36pm

My T-Rests
Have all been exactly on the dot to their claimed weights. Cascade Designs is an honest company in the weights!

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 1:34pm

Re: my 2 cents
Even though it has been a number of years since I tortured myself with a kid carrier (and torture it was!)...I agree with Tar. Don't use Kelty. The real issue is they are over engineered! When ...

In GEAR » Best baby carriers
September 13, 10:58am

Re: Women's Gear = Less weight
There are a few times when it is an advantage to be a lady in the backcountry...clothes and gear being smaller and lighter is a big one. My shoes weigh half of my husbands. All of my my major gear ...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 13, 7:32am

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
It sounds like you had one awesome summer and trip! The Bogey is pretty..but as noted, it gets nearly no upkeep. The Hoh, with it's throngs of tourists, keep it repaired :-) Sarah

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
September 12, 2:43pm

Trek Tech Staffs
If you haven't seen Trek-Tech's line, check them out! http://www.trek-tech.com/ I met the guys at Trails Fest here in Seattle this summer (they were next to my booth) but it wasn't ...

In Photography » Trek Tech Staffs
September 12, 11:24am

Re: RE: Ghost
Yoo-hoo! Rangers! We are over here! Ok, the REI Denali pants in Sunset Orange I had, now those were dual purpose! You could see me a mile away in them.....

In Gear Lists » Just a photo...
September 12, 11:13am

Re: Ghost

In Gear Lists » Just a photo...
September 11, 10:49pm

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 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