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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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In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 22, 10:56pm

Re: I quite agree
If you can find locally a "winter skills" class take it, especially if it specializes in travel on snowshoes. It should cover avy safety as well. It should be hands on with time spent in ...

In Winter Hiking » Snow shovels and Northern lites questions
December 22, 4:09pm

Re: Snow shovels and Northern lites questions
We have both a snow Claw and a traditional shovel. Usually my husband and I take both, one on each person....and in snow travel that should be the rule. A shovel can save a life and it doesn't ...

In Winter Hiking » Snow shovels and Northern lites questions
December 22, 2:30pm

Re: Re: A warning on REI Carbon Poles
He had the right baskets on. When he went to REI last night it turned out the guy working had a friend whose same poles had snapped the same way up in Alaska this year-in the cold. It wasn't ...

In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 22, 9:15am

Re: Re: A warning on REI Carbon Poles
As he dumped me off at my truck I saw his taillights tearing off for REI. He was pretty shocked to see his pole in half I have to tell you. (They were the ones he had on the PCT trip btw)

In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 21, 10:22pm

A warning on REI Carbon Poles
If you have REI Peak UL Carbon poles be wary in below freezing temps. http://www.rei.com/product/756146 My good friend Hoosierdaddy had one of his snap on him in half today about 3/4 of a mile fro...

In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 21, 9:24pm

RE: perspective and training
Mike, I would have to assume your comment about "The fact still remains that there are some very nervous individuals on your trails that are packing concealed hand guns and I'm sorry if th...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 8:30pm

Re: oil and heat
If you really, really want to be sure it is fine go order a bunch of packets of olive oil from Minimus.biz :-) The oil is organic as well. Each packet is one serving. Myself I have never had my 4 o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » DIY Instant Rice
December 20, 5:30pm

One simple thing
From everything I have read here, it is the non-gun owners who are fearful of guns and mostly seem to have the belief that all who have them are going to shoot them off randomly at any given minute...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 19, 10:21pm

Re: oil and UL
William, oil can go rancid in high temps, especially when present in food. A bottle of oil though has a good shelf life. Keep hands out of it, buy good brands and cycle through it - and keep it in ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » DIY Instant Rice
December 19, 7:13pm

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