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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: My PCT journal/photos
Off to take a look!

In Post-Trip Reports » My PCT journal/photos
June 14, 3:10pm

Re: Wild Oasis
Donna, I don't know if you saw my thread about my new AGG tarp tent. If you haven't looked at them, take a look. They have a full floor and one side of mesh, so no bugs getting in. Mostly w...

In GEAR » Wild Oasis
June 14, 2:16pm

Well, when you cross the Chuckanaut Ridge (I cannot bring myself to say "mountain") and you head to Fidalgo and Whidbey'll have lots of good burgers to chooses from. I...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 14, 10:48am

Re: Give up the ghost
Ok, I edited my remarks, since you edited yours. One might want to think out one's comments though before writing them. It wasn't very nice, even if you didn't mean it the way it came a...

In GEAR » Hipbelts on Ghosts....
June 14, 9:41am

Re: Re: Re: Hipbelts on Ghosts....
Hmmmmm...Ben called MtSmith for me. Maybe he would know what department? Ben, It will take me a whopping 5 minutes to repair the pocket. I just need to sit down and do it ;-)

In GEAR » Hipbelts on Ghosts....
June 13, 9:46pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
My good friend Ldyblade grew up on the Peninsula in Forks, and the Bogy is her trail ;-) She should be going up it pretty soon this year. The trail slowly rotting into the rain forest, year by year...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 13, 5:50pm

Re: Hipbelts on Ghosts....
If they don't have one for you (mine came in a week!). let me know, it would be very easy to make you one!

In GEAR » Hipbelts on Ghosts....
June 13, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Glad or Ziploc Containers.....
Ben, I also looked up this link: That is for teh ones that Rubbermaid makes!

In GEAR » Re-using Mountain House Packaging
June 12, 9:55pm

Re: Re: New ziplock bags
Not to start a plastics war (please, not a plastics war!) but most of the Lexan stuff has been disproved. Snopes and John Hopkins have a number of in depth articles on plastics being used for eati...

In GEAR » Re-using Mountain House Packaging
June 12, 6:40pm

Re: Re: Glad or Ziploc Containers.....
Ben, here you go! Ziploc's site is a flash site, but if you look at the Snap & Seal containers. For Ford I have used the sandwich si...

In GEAR » Re-using Mountain House Packaging
June 12, 1:55pm

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