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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: Did missing hiker have a compass?
Scott, if you had read the story involving her, you would have noted that she wasn't on a FS road. Just having a compass and map doesn't mean you are ok. Many who carry those items have no...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 23, 7:46am

Re: you're right
True, it never hurts to talk about it..but here is a discussion a friend of mine had with me this summer. She is a newbie hiker, and got frustrated seeing so many dayhikers with nothing more than a...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 22, 9:46pm

Before you all pile on her
Take a look at the trail she was. Some might say "it was only a 3 mile trail!". As most of us Washingtonians well know, last November's major storm blew out many trails here. That tra...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 22, 8:41pm

Was thinking of my map
I keep track of every country I have shipped to :-) Dorky fun! I have shipped to Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, England, Norway, Mexico and a whole bunch more :-...

In GEAR » Purchasing from outside the USA
September 20, 4:51pm

Sometimes there are restrictions on what can be shipped out of the States, but for the most part it is either a fear of stolen credit cards being used or laziness (the not wanting to have to go mai...

In GEAR » Purchasing from outside the USA
September 20, 9:16am

Bean & Potato Chowder
It's almost fall, so it is time for chowder! This recipe is inspired by a recipe that Greentick posted on Whiteblaze recently. This recipe also uses a number of items from HarmonyHouseFoods....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bean & Potato Chowder
September 19, 3:25pm

One more thing
One thing that does drive me nuts at home with HAA pans is acidic foods. Due to the fact that I love tomatoes my Calphlon tall pot is looking bad. The acidic foods can cause issues with the Anodizi...

In GEAR » MSR or Snow Peak Pots?
September 18, 3:53pm

The HAA pans are great for taking abuse-you drop one and you are not going to see dings, dents, etc. Think back to yonder years when all we had was Al. pans and stainless steel ones. The Al. ones w...

In GEAR » MSR or Snow Peak Pots?
September 18, 11:08am

Re: um...
If your Ti is not nonstick coated, by all means use a metal utensil :-) It won't hurt the pan.

In GEAR » MSR or Snow Peak Pots?
September 17, 6:44pm

Re: Re: Don't forget
Very true....the sad combo is a thin walled Ti pot (to save weight) and something like a Pocket Rocket. That just begs for burnt dinner ;-) If you can simmer on your stove it isn't as bad...bu...

In GEAR » MSR or Snow Peak Pots?
September 17, 3:52pm

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