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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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Re: Trail Divas
Sounds like a perfect match ;-) Hehheh!

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 1:25pm

Re: Trail femmes
Nope ;-) Guys are welcome....down the road as it gets more full of content, it might stop the "what pack do I buy my girlfriend?" question that always shows up ;-)

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 12:29pm

Trail Divas
I am slowly working on a new website. I hope that it will be looking good in a couple weeks. For now, I am working on getting the Dayhiking and Links sections done first. Backpacking will come afte...

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 11:03am

Re: Re: Re: Thoughts on no-cook food
Just call me "Moochieta". That is my nickname on some trips :-D As in looking pitifully as your hiking partner brings out tortillas, till they offer you one to go away. UL at it's fin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thoughts on no-cook food
June 07, 10:53pm

Re: Thoughts on no-cook food
Most stuff would be ok for short periods. Melted cheese does change once it is melted then chilled back to cold. You do run a risk of food poisoning though. Mayo is good to use on food. But make...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thoughts on no-cook food
June 07, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Great pics, useful info
Brian, What I noticed over the 3 nights is that my trekking pole was never the same height, so I had fun having a higher ceiling some nights, etc. It was fun to play with. If I did it too high, th...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 07, 5:32pm

Re: thanks
Mmmm...potato chips! For some reason I lately have been craving potassium on hikes, and kettle cooked ones are so good! Burritos are of course one of my favorites as well, or doing it as a burri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » backpacking trip FOOD
June 07, 9:22am

Re: tarptent transition
No BPL tattoos ;-) Someday soon I hope to have hiking treads though! (I have 4 at this point). Not sure if I can do the tarp and bivy. Maybe next year. It has taken me forever to go this far. I...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 06, 9:40pm

Re: avatar
I also changed mine, yet again. It is me, lounging in my AGG tent at Lillian River, Elwha Valley, Olympics this past weekend.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
June 06, 6:25pm

Re: VO24
Question then, what the heck would you use the side pockets for? I have a pack that has the same dumb style of pockets (just not stretchy though) and it is useless! Being so shallow it seems almost...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite VO24 Backpack REVIEW
June 06, 9:55am

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