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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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Re: Dehydrating Hash Browns
Best and easiest is buy the sacks of frozen hash browns and dry them. Easy! Just look for no-oil added types.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Hash Browns
September 04, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Camp shoes?
Roger, all I am saying is this: Athletes feet is not fun, and wet conditions only make it worse. My buddy Mike had his flair up on a month long trip very badly due to wet feet as well. No than...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 01, 6:55pm

Re: Camp shoes? issue with wearing wet trail runners is it leaves one open to "funky feet". Noooo thanks. My husband gave me athletes foot couple years back, and wearing wet shoes/socks is a m...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
August 31, 10:25pm

Re: Re: UL Baking
Yep! Yumyumyum! That would be easy to do, even with biscuit mix......

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
August 31, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Repackaging prepackaged freeze dried meals?
If yo eat smaller portions it helps (splitting up meals) and or if you want smaller garbage out there (the FD bags are bulky).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Repackaging prepackaged freeze dried meals?
August 31, 10:20pm

Hot buys on kid's clothing
If you haven't been into Target lately, and you have kids, go! They have the $25 soft shell jackets back this year (which are nicer this year!), and they have an extensive line of Champion ...

In GEAR » Hot buys on kid's clothing
August 28, 2:48pm

Re: Practical Backpacking
Ben, when the heck did he start that? I don't even have an ISP email address. I use ALL web based email accounts. Never had an email address based on my ISP...we change to often ;-P

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 12:33pm

Re: Omni-Tape (Non Stick Velcro)
If your local Walmart has a fabric department (ours kept it. The hill billies fought for it :-D ) you can get a number of types of Velcro for about the cheapest around (about 1/3rd to 1/2 what I pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Omni-Tape (Non Stick Velcro)
August 25, 6:58pm

Re: Made in China
Many of Cascade Designs and MSR products are still made in the US btw. My buddy works for them, and he gave me a tour last year (only a gear freak like me would enjoy the tour......). They make a l...

In GEAR » Where are Gerber Knives Made These Days?
August 25, 8:33am

Re: sand stakes
And not only the tide....but the wind. It howls at night. One thing alpine tundra and the coast have in common is the sand that scours through mesh. You wake up in the morning covered in a fine lay...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need advice -- WA Olympic coast in October
August 24, 10:20pm

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