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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: Re: Re: Rehydrating Dehydrated
I finally got the organic olive oil packets from Minimus. All I have to say, is Dang! They are way better than the original version they sold. They also have organic basalmic vinegar now.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating Dried Soup Vegetables
April 09, 9:00am

Re: Rehydrating Dehydrated
One option for the trail is buying Gerber Toddler veggie snacks. I kid not! They are freeze dried corn (for now, maybe they will make more....) and can be found in many stores, in the baby aisle!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating Dried Soup Vegetables
April 08, 5:32pm

Re: Rehydrating Dried Soup Vegetables
You could make it up at home, then dehydrate it. A bit more work, but it would become "instant" soup and all it would need is water added and a few minutes to sit. You then could add othe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating Dried Soup Vegetables
April 08, 8:13am

Re: Steep And Female
Sounds like I need to hit SAC more often ;-)

In Chaff » Steep And Female
April 05, 10:58am

Re: FD-75PR 700-Watt Food Dehydrator
That is a good dehydrator :-) You will have fun! And if you don't have any, go get a box of parchment paper from the grocery store. You can cut circles to fit the trays-and it reusable. Btw, I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FD-75PR 700-Watt Food Dehydrator
April 05, 10:55am

Re: Re: Thoughts?
Hahhah...why do you think I REALLY got Ford an Ursack this year? Yeah, to carry the 2 lbs of food he hoovers down a day. I eat 1 lb or so. I CANNOT continue to carry 3 lbs of food a day. If I did, ...

In GEAR » Thoughts?
April 03, 1:40pm

Re: Re: Thoughts?
Mostly it is depressing-I am going to end up spending a ton on that weasel ;-) The doofus will have nicer gear than me. And that isn't right you know! Hehheh.... Oh yeah, and I have pretty muc...

In GEAR » Thoughts?
April 03, 10:58am

Re: Re: RE:
Hehheh......totally understand that ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » finally, finished my double quilt
April 03, 10:51am

I talked to Ron at the PCT Trails Fest about his packs (Six Moons) and hadn't realized that they packs would go down to small torsos. I know that the Starlite can have a small harness (and hipb...

In GEAR » Thoughts?
April 03, 10:46am

Re: You know you've hit bottom when..
My low point was when I nearly froze one night, at Colchuck Lake in Washington State. I was sleeping in a 45* bag, sleeping in a 1 1/2 man tent , crammed in with my son.....and it snowed that night...

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 9:52am

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