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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: Re: Re: New GoLite Website
Donna, that was my feeling also, after I searched around a bit online. Why would you make a "women's" pack and not make it under 16"?? Huh?? Most women specific packs go down to ...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 29, 4:44pm

Re: How big a cup for cooking?
My Primus tea kettle can boil (safely) 3 1/2 cups or so. I can put 4 in if needed, but I have to watch it. If it is just me, I usually need 1 1/2 cups for dinner, and another cup or so for tea, so ...

In GEAR » How big a cup for cooking?
January 28, 8:30pm

Re: Re: New Golite website
I was shocked. Ben had posted a link for me yesterday, so I could see the new panel loader pack. Well, I go there (and the page took forever to load) and while I could see some of the info about th...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 28, 8:45am

Re: REI Kilo Flash
Liking the 35* womens version! At 1 lb 4 ounces that isn't bad. I sleep in a Ladies Sub Kilo 15* and in summer all I use it for is a throw. I might look into the Flash come summer..... (And at...

In GEAR » REI Kilo Flash
January 27, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Passports and security
YAY! I can only hope our governor stands up to it, she has complained a lot about the cost it is forcing on us as a state. Grass roots could make a big difference here!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 9:32pm

Re: ULA Amp...Image, etc
My Ghost finally died in September (It was a 2001 model). The hoop shot thru the fabric, on a cross country trip. So I bought the ladies Seraph to make myself better. Yet, how I'd love a truly...

In GEAR » ULA Amp...Pics, etc
January 25, 9:30pm

Re: Passports and security
The problem Mike, is that NO ID will cure my ills. All that can cure it is a court order-and currently I am spending way too much money on my lawyer for child support that is owed, to pay the lawye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 9:16pm

Real ID
My issue with it is the unsettling feeling that you are hearing the echo of "Papers Please!" in your ears. We are ever so slowly giving up so many rights to our gov't so that we feel ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 24, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Passports
Don't worry if you are driving or sailing-you've got another year or so ;-) I'll add I think it is the stupidest thing our Gov't has come up with in awhile (right next to the unive...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 24, 8:23am

Re: Getting What???
Maybe it is up here, but for the most part I don't see monster loads anymore (unless it is winter or you are on the Wonderland Trail at Rainier, which is hiked by many not from the Northwest). ...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 23, 11:30pm

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