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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 / and our frequently updated blog at as well as my personal blog
We are the authors of 3 outdoor cookbooks and the people behind FBC.
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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I'd like to brag
This morning I stopped at Jamba Juice for my breakfast (I am still eating a nearly all liquid diet) and ordered a 20 ounce smoothie. The lady made too much and gave me the bladder buster larger siz...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 29, 11:30am

Re: Re: Profethics
"Here's another question: pretend you are travelling in Japan, you're getting cash out of an ATM and on top of the ATM you find an envelope with 600,000 Yen in it (about US$6,000). Wha...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 29, 8:49am

Re: Profethics
"To answer your question, I don't shop in op shops any longer because I don't need to. There was a stage in my life where I did need to, simply because my income was so low. When I was...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 29, 8:46am

Re: "flax seed"
Linsey, I have used it 1 Tbsp ground flax and added water till it reached egg like slurry (about 2 Tbsp water). It takes a try or two in the bowl to perfect but isn't hard :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » flax seed
January 29, 8:33am

Linsey has a good point
Where I live getting rid of furniture or bikes is hard to do: the thrift stores don't take them. I will not meet people off of Craigslist at my house (no thank you!) so that leaves me with 2 ch...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 28, 8:31pm

And my bestest deal yet?
A year ago I picked up a like new pack for my growing son at a REI garage sale. Its return tag stated "Pack was not heavy enough". Yes, that was the actual reason someone returned it to R...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 28, 4:32pm

As for pawnshops
Here in Washington many pawnshops are chains now and most everything brought in is checked. A pawn shop isn't going to sell a $2K item for $150 - they are in business to make money! Rather thi...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 28, 4:25pm

Good stuff
Just don't overdo it till you are used to it. It can er, get the stomach moving at racing speed ;-) I don't carry it in summer due to going rancid - but in off season it is great. Btw, y...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » flax seed
January 28, 4:11pm

Re: WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
Wow. That blows. If I were you...well, I'd go back to REI and whine at them and demand my money back for selling a piece of junk that doesn't do what it should do. Just saying.....

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
January 28, 11:17am

Re: just for clarification's sake
I think the Aussie's don't quite understand the difference between thrift stores and pawn shops here in the US. Pawn shops: they tend to sell easy to turn over items of value, be it jewe...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 28, 11:08am

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 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, 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