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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: blog listing hiking blogs
That is cool! I'll have to submit my two blogs :-)

In GEAR » blog listing hiking blogs
September 06, 8:26am

What I'd ask
Ask yourself: Will I be using this to do more than biscuits or pizza once in awhile? You might look into the Bake Packer as well, which can prepare full meals. The homemade Fauxbaker I made is ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outback Oven - Thumbs up?
September 06, 8:24am

Re: rolled oats
Matt, you can get Emergen-C online at a number of places. Amazon sells small cases of it. Some grocery stores sell the small cases as well. I carry two flavors of it on my website as well. I love ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Uncooked Oatmeal
September 06, 8:20am

Re: Re: Curried Chicken Cranberry Couscous
Nick, if you have Target or Walmart that sells food, take a look. The pouched chicken is sold with the tuna and canned meats. If you can't find them, a 5 ounce can works well, and if you get t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
September 05, 7:29pm

Re: Re:
Have you asked at any delis? Either stand alone delis or the sandwich making area in big grocery stores. They often have the packets. If all else fails.....go buy some tuna lunch kits ;-) They c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where can I get Mayo packets?
September 05, 7:27pm

Re: Good deals for kids
Dirk...I have noticed you can get some really good buys at Target these days on kids clothing :-) You have a great thing you do! We have done some in the past, need to do more in my community. I...

In Chaff » Online resources
September 05, 1:26pm

Yep order from Minimus. They ship fast....and you get a LOT for $20! (and free shipping!)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where can I get Mayo packets?
September 05, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Dehydrating Hash Browns
Yep! They are actually precooked....if you take a look, many frozen vegetables are precooked or parcooked. :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Hash Browns
September 04, 8:38pm

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

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