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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: NOLS frybake
Can I ask why in god's green earth anyone NEEDS a fry pan in this day and age? I know the stuff fryed/cooked in it does taste good...but does anyone really NEED it? Same on carrying 4 lbs of f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 9:30am

Re: Re: Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
Take a look over at Snopes.com. They have some interesting articles to read on the matters. Basically, there is some truth in all the hype out there-but really, it isn't a huge risk when you lo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 11, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Backpacking with a baby!
Tar, can you drop me an invite? I'd join, if you would have me!

In GEAR » Backpacking with a baby!
April 10, 11:44am

Re: Backpacking with a baby!
Oh yeah.....and you want a UL and cheap(er) sleeping bag for babies? Down jackets. I used a ladies Lands End jacket for Ford when he was really young. Worked great. While I use down all the t...

In GEAR » Backpacking with a baby!
April 09, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Backpacking with a baby!
Babies and older kids are easiest to handle. Toddlers tend to be more of a handful (and you have more gear, but they can't carry anything). Once they hit 4 or so, it is easy cheesy. And ther...

In GEAR » Backpacking with a baby!
April 09, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rehydrating Dehydrated
Hehheh. Yeah right, I ordered 10 of the oil! The small mylar packets of dry milk that make 8 ounces (no measuring!), peanut butter packets, the new mini-mini roll of paper towels (real tiny!), and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating Dried Soup Vegetables
April 09, 2:51pm

Re: Your Avatar
My current avatar was taken of me standing on the beach at Ruby Beach this past fall. Olympic National park. My husband took the shot of me, it was raining and we had gale winds. Great memory ;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 09, 9:05am

Kids Gear
I added some more items to my gear sale page this morning: http://www.freezerbagcooking.com/usedgearforsale.htm I added a Sierra Designs Microlight jacket and a Camelbak Mini Mule pack.

In Gear Swap » Kids Gear
April 09, 9:01am

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

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