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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
StateWA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: 4 season wonderland
Heh...I woke up, rolled over and looked at our "weather predicting" clock..and yep, snow is on the menu...weee! Rainier creates most of our weather where we live. Where we live I can see...

In Philosophy & Technique » 4 season wonderland
February 27, 8:26am

Re: Re: Re: Tray = meal
George, I also add new stuff often to my website (including an all natural, low sodium "chicken" bullion recipe). I also recently added quite a bit to the dehydrating section :-) www.fre...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 23, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lil Nipper extinct in Canada yet?
I used it to store water 1 whopping time ;-)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Platypus Little Nipper
February 23, 6:25pm

Re: Re: Lil Nipper extinct in Canada yet?
From a "certain insider source" ie. "The Gear Whore" who I backpack with, they may well be coming back-but labeled differently. The company knows that we UL'ers are using th...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Platypus Little Nipper
February 23, 2:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
I hope you didn't take what I said as critical either: simply put, I don't take the risk. Though I can well understand why people cook in tents while mtnering, but even in winter trips I pu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
February 23, 8:37am

Re: Tray = meal
The one tray=one meal is a good way to view it. I do that myself. As for the style of eating, that is me also. I cut out all artificial dyes, flavors, HFCS, preservatives, and of course, high sod...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 22, 9:23pm

Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Very indepth...but I'll say this: I won't cook in a tent due to animals and the very real chance of the tent catching on fire. To me, fire is more the issue than CO poisoning. But still a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
February 21, 8:58pm

Re: Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
Looking forward to listening to it at work tomorrow, on my IPod. I met Scott on the PCT this past summer, near Snoqualmie Pass. At the time I hadn't a clue who he was-until one of my friends ca...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 6:46pm

Re: critter cans?
Buckets can and do work-but can be bulky and awkward to carry. Out here, on the Olympic Coast, canisters are required, but they will allow you to use buckets instead. Just make sure it has a screw ...

In GEAR » critter cans?
February 21, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Food drying
It depends on what I am drying, but say for pasta it takes maybe 4-6 hours (depending on type of pasta and humidity in the house). I often do a run of whatever I am drying for 6 months or more of t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 21, 6:34pm

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