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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: Wonderland Trail
Dave, I think it will come down to how bad the damage was, section by section. In areas that lost bridges it won't be an issue (just plane a log and slap it in), but in areas with slumps, it ca...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet more Wonderland Trail pics
March 14, 4:36pm

Re: Why Backpacking?
Honestly, I really don't know why I go. I just know I have to. For me, it is that much of a drive inside my self, I need it. I have always thought in a way, that every night out there, I wak...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 13, 9:40pm

Re: golite on ebay
Only thing I would be wary of.....the person's English is pretty lousy in the email. Buyer beware. Have you emailed Golite by any chance?

In GEAR » golite on ebay
March 10, 11:06pm

Re: PCT websites
Also, if you haven't visited Yogi's site, by all means go to it. She sells a (pricey) but good book on the where and hows.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » White gas on the PCT?
March 10, 10:55pm

Re: Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
Something to remember: Kids are brutal on gear. While my son has mostly very light gear, his bag is one area I just didn't worry about-I bought him one that can be used 9-10 months a year,...

In GEAR » Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
March 09, 7:38pm

Re: Re: PCTA Trails Fest In Seattle March 23-25th!
Colleen, I ended up not being able to go last year (in CA) so it is so cool it is up here this year! Too bad you can't make it ;-)

In GEAR » PCTA Trails Fest In Seattle March 23-25th!
March 09, 1:08pm

"The delivery and service problems that everyone is complaining about are actually quite common with startups." I told myself "don't get involved in the BS arguments" but...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 09, 11:36am

PCTA Trails Fest In Seattle March 23-25th!
Coming up in two weeks! Yours truly will be in the vendor fair. So yes, if you are coming, look for me! I will be selling my book plus my new-to-the-market UL bag cozy. The scoop: (Borrowed ...

In GEAR » PCTA Trails Fest In Seattle March 23-25th!
March 09, 11:16am

Re: White Box Stove REVIEW
I use a priming ring (pan) from AGG under my White Box, and get almost instant flames, and don't have to light it from inside. Easy cheezy! It also cuts off the amount of time to boil 3-4 cup...

In Editor's Roundtable » White Box Stove REVIEW
March 07, 7:57am

Ladies XL Clothing
Two pairs of REI Convertible Sahara Pants! Both are in good shape. Two versions, neither are the newest 2007 version, one is grayish blue color, the other was the green that has faded a bit. All zi...

In Gear Swap » Ladies XL Clothing
March 05, 8:22am

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