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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: Mediterranean Meza
Alpine Air makes a couple cold meals as well, a tuna salad and a chicken salad. I ate the chicken one I think 6 years ago, and it actually was pretty decent (though salty). Easy to prep as well.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold Meals
May 29, 10:14am

Re: Nice Job!
I tried this morning on the trail to do banana nut muffins. They were good, even though I used too much dough ;-) Learned my lesson! From now on, I will split the Betty Crocker muffin mixes (the on...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Baking Kit
May 28, 7:29pm

Re: average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
When I have my small load with me, and I run into men, there is that look, where you know they are waiting for the man with the pack donkey load to come up over the rise behind me. I do get a lot ...

In GEAR » average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
May 28, 4:15pm

Re: Lightweight Vendors
Cool! Love the photos :-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » trail days 07
May 27, 9:23am

Re: Re: UL Baking and your quarter ounce system
The Ti mug system would definitely take a beating and come out ok! I'll have to try it, I use a MSR Ti cup, which fits into my Titan kettle. Probably would work just fine. I will admit thoug...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
May 25, 9:13am

Links!
Ok, here is one: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cookplastic.asp That should help some. I wouldn't worry about chemicals, but more that since it isn't rated for microwaving, your but...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » safety of margarine bowl with boiling water?
May 24, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Re: safety of margarine bowl with boiling water?
Maybe more to be concerned with is that the Ziploc container is rated for microwaves (so hence can take hot water) but the margarine container isn't rated for microwave use. Somewhere I rememb...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » safety of margarine bowl with boiling water?
May 24, 9:35pm

Re: safety of margarine bowl with boiling water?
Chris, I'd look on the bottom to see what number plastic it is, then go look it up online. You can see what the plastic made of, etc :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » safety of margarine bowl with boiling water?
May 24, 5:45pm

Re: Re: UL Baking
What?? You don't have the new UL fine china with quality gold trim? ;-) I swear if I had pack donkeys, I'd do that just to get peoples stares in camp. Hehheh!! Backpacking colonial Britis...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
May 24, 3:09pm

UL Baking Kit
I posted this today in the cooking section, on the system I made yesterday: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/7855/index.html

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Baking Kit
May 24, 1:37pm

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