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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: Olympics in mid to late june
The backside of Marmot Pass will have a pretty good snow field in June :-) Even in July it usually has one, and it is pretty steep. Dosewallips is interesting, they replaced all the backcountry br...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Olympics in mid to late june
March 30, 9:04am

Re: What I learned today (long)
You know it, but I'll say it: Good for you! (And yeah, the more you do it, the less it hurts!)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What I learned today (long)
March 28, 9:12am

Re: International Shipping w/ Backcountry Gear
Ouch Miquel! That sucks :-( I wonder what is up with the "UPS Shipping Mentality"? UPS is more expensive than FedEx in many cases, no matter where it ships too! (Even in the good old USA!...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 27, 4:08pm

Re: Re: Experiences w/International Shipping
Miquel, I hope you call the companies on their lame excuse :-( What's the worse? You mail all the packages on one day, twice a month! I hate when companies whine about custom forms, etc. It tak...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 27, 9:40am

Re: Re: My Day Today!
Well, I haven't ordered the pack or the tent yet! Sigh! Hopefully this next week ;-) I need to custom order his pack...I think it is a good use of child support money..hehheh!! The husband? ...

In GEAR » My Day Today!
March 24, 9:43pm

Re: Experiences w/International Shipping
At my job, we shipped a lot to Canada, and it is scary how heavier orders add up in cost, but for things like books, DVD's and spoons it is really cheap usually if they are under say a lb. (Whe...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 24, 9:41pm

My Day Today!
Gear and more gear is torture indeed. My good friend Ldyblade and I were in the vendor fair at the Seattle PCT Trails Fest. Sold a good number of my book, talked a lot of trail and gear talk...a...

In GEAR » My Day Today!
March 24, 9:35pm

Re: What cheese for a 6 day trip?
Most cheeses will handle a number of days out-though the harder it is, the better the storage. So hence, go for real cheese, not processed junk. Cheddar, Swiss, Sharp cheddar, Parmesan and it's...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What cheese for a 6 day trip?
March 23, 6:55pm

Re: Cottage Industry
Thanks, Sam, there a couple missing from the list I have on my website. I'll have to add them!

In GEAR » Cottage Industry
March 22, 1:23pm

Re: Gear For Sale
A number of items have been sold, but I did add some more stuff (I am cleaning my closets!). I also added a few outdoor related sewing items as well.

In Gear Swap » Gear For Sale
March 22, 8:11am

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