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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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Don't forget
That most Ti pots HAVE to be watched with an eagle eye while cooking. Ti pans without nonstick are notorious for scorching and burning dinner. Hard AA pans...I have used them in the past and would...

In GEAR » MSR or Snow Peak Pots?
September 17, 2:34pm

Re: Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol
Sadly sounds like a "fear of being sued" :-(

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol
September 17, 12:09pm

Another quick one Spice Hunter makes risotto in cups to add boiling water to. With some dried vegetables added and maybe some meat they are pretty filling...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
September 15, 2:52pm

Re: ProLite 3...
Huh, I am warm with my Prolite 3. In winter I do use a closed cell pad underneath on snow. But I am fine and warm on it 3 seasons. Not sure why others are cold?? And I am a VERY cold sleeper!

In GEAR » I've been had
September 14, 9:09am

Re: T-Rest womens is a bit heavier - it is 20 ounces. And Hot Hot Pink ;-)

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 9:57pm

Re: Do you have a ProLite 3 short?
Sorry Charles, I have the Ladies version-but it is accurate to what they claimed :-) We have I think 7 T-Rests, and all are accurate weights. Now...don't get me started on BA's older pad...

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 7:45pm

Re: Deuter Kanga Kid
I want the Kangaroo toy :-D Too cute!

In GEAR » Best baby carriers
September 13, 1:36pm

My T-Rests
Have all been exactly on the dot to their claimed weights. Cascade Designs is an honest company in the weights!

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 1:34pm

Re: my 2 cents
Even though it has been a number of years since I tortured myself with a kid carrier (and torture it was!)...I agree with Tar. Don't use Kelty. The real issue is they are over engineered! When ...

In GEAR » Best baby carriers
September 13, 10:58am

Re: Women's Gear = Less weight
There are a few times when it is an advantage to be a lady in the backcountry...clothes and gear being smaller and lighter is a big one. My shoes weigh half of my husbands. All of my my major gear ...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 13, 7:32am

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