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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
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: ingredients
Kathleen, you can get it usually in the rice section, near the couscous. Brands such as Casabah and Fantastic Foods make it. All you do is add water, mix and then fry the patties. Some health food ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 9:44am

Being female does have one perk
We get cute glasses ;-) Though I did get very frustrated with getting my last pair of sunglasses. I was getting them at Group Health, our health provider, and the lady there kept showing me all...

In GEAR » Glasses or Contacts?
January 11, 7:56am

Re: Glasses or Contacts?
I have worn glasses since I was 8, so for me...well, it is second nature. I cannot wear contacts due to the shape of my eyes :-( What I do have is prescription sunglasses. They are worth the money...

In GEAR » Glasses or Contacts?
January 10, 10:13pm

Re: Heavy Duty Drugs
Hate to say it but I'll say it: I gave birth to my son naturally with no painkillers or blockers, but having a miagriane in the backcountry? Backpacking after having 3 teeth extracted a day bef...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
January 10, 4:55pm

Re: Groovy-Biotic Cooking
MYO is, I believe, Make Your Own. I have hiked with Doug on the PCT and he even showed me some new tricks on eating vegetarian. A nicely doen article, love the drawings! My only question is, why...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 10, 9:59am

Shrimp Sesame Noodles
Shrimp Sesame Noodles In memory of the inventor of ramen noodles passing away this week, I suggest a gourmet twist on ramen: In a quart freezer bag put: 1 block shrimp flavored ramen with...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Shrimp Sesame Noodles
January 08, 10:18pm

Re: Re: Fabric finds!
David, thanks for the link, TH is MUCH cheaper, and I could get the 1.2 ounce instead. Fun!

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric finds!
January 07, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Print Mag's Coffee Article - Why no percolators?
I used a percolator for years as water boiling vessel. Ugly, and lighter than anything else I have owned since!

In Chaff » Print Mag's Coffee Article
January 07, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Custom packed by me!
Lol...yeah, the instant Thai iced tea is not the same as the real stuff. But! The instant Thai coffee packets are great for backpacking. The Vietnam coffee and filter we sell is really great also...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 07, 9:56am

Custom packed by me!
Hey James, I am the lead packer for the website :-) So you'll probably get your invoice signed by me ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 06, 5:59pm

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