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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: Snap-Type Bowls....
A newer company, Fozzils, sells a similar type all done with snaps. Their home office is in Seattle. Take a look online at them. (Disclaimer: I loved them so much I started carrying them on the ...

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
August 24, 11:36am

Faux Crocs
Both Ford and I take Faux Crocs on most trips. (I have 3 pairs to be truthful....) I have learned that wearing ones that are just on the snug side work better for river crossings (if they are s...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
August 24, 9:03am

Re: UL Baking - Warm Delights, Steaming Bags...
Woo, I hadn't seen the Mini's yet! That would be perfect for just the kid and I :-D Ya know, I hadn't thought about it, but I bet my MSR Ti cup would work inside my MSR Titan kettle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
August 23, 3:34pm

Seattle Fabrics
Well, if your ever in Seattle, their shop is one of the best, and a place to visit. ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Buying Fabrics + where to buy them
August 23, 8:04am

Re: RE: Better photo: Insul Bright
My original prototypes had 3 layers of fabric (lining, Insul, and outer fabric) when on a winter backpacking trip a light bulb clicked on, and I realized I didn't need the lining. It has wor...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 23, 8:03am

Better photo
This one shows the Velcro:

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 6:21pm

Re: Insul Bright Cozy
They have Velcro on the point, so they close like an envelope. The photos don't all show Velcro on them, but it is a 1" piece.

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 6:20pm

Some more...
Blue Mountain Couscous: In a quart freezer bag put: 2/3 cup couscous 2 Tbsp dried chives 1 - 2 tsp curry powder (or more) 1 Tbsp homemade low sodium bouillon (or 1 tsp commercial low sodiu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
August 22, 3:14pm

Couscous for lunch maybe....
Indian Pitas: In a quart freezer bag put: 3/4 cup couscous 1/4 cup craisins 1/4 cup diced dried apricots 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 Tbsp homemade low sodium bullion (or 1...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
August 22, 3:10pm

Re: Curried Chicken Cranberry Couscous
That is an awesome recipe!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
August 22, 3:08pm

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