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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: Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
"2) Of the decades of adventuring, we finally found a case where our corn pasta didn't work for us. Above 16,500 the boiling water was not hot enough to cook it, and instead simply dissolv...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
January 21, 8:01pm

Re: Re: My only issue
"If people "only" brought what was really needed in the back country we would all be UL..." You take what YOU want and I'll take what I NEED. I have a feeling that my nee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
January 20, 9:43pm

My only issue
With the assumption of seeing people on the trail that could help you if you needed it...is well, that is a huge dangerous assumption to make. We should all be prepared to do what we can do for our...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
January 20, 4:37pm

Re: Shelf life
Keep it in your frig once you open it. I keep mine maybe 6 months then toss. Probably it goes longer but usually I have nearly used it up by then :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » formula?
January 20, 8:24am

Re: Little pack
See if the Deuter Fox 30 fits him. While some might raise an eyebrow at the weight (2 1/2 lbs) it is a great pack, well built and will fit a kid till 9 or 11 depending on their body shape. My son h...

In Chaff » Backpacking with an eight year old
January 19, 5:26pm

Kathleen
I had missed that TR ;-) Sounds like you had a blast!

In Chaff » Backpacking with an eight year old
January 18, 7:13pm

Re: Trader Joe's Noob
Jim, there is that feeling I get when blogging about finding cool new foods....oh what is it? Oh yeah: I can get nearly everything ;-) Hehheh!! But seriously, I used to live on an island and our...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trader Joe's Noob
January 18, 4:39pm

Re: Of course!
Steve....he freaked a bit when he was much younger but now? I'll be woken up sounds and there he is drooling and snoring. Cool thing is kids get used to it :-D And as for treats? I let him ...

In Chaff » Backpacking with an eight year old
January 18, 12:47pm

Of course!
A rule of thumb is take kids as long as the trail is mostly safe (in other words no waist deep river fords!). Kids can out hike adults quite often. As for getting in shape....unless the kid is over...

In Chaff » Backpacking with an eight year old
January 18, 12:01am

Re: Trader Joe's Noob
Took ya long enough :-P Hehheh.... Seriously though, it is way too much fun in there. Almost nothing in the store has artificial dyes so I can often shop without reading too deeply. That and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trader Joe's Noob
January 17, 11:56pm

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