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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: So many Crocs to choose from...?
Ben is just jealous of my sweet Airwalks. ;-) Of course, it should be said for one thing: Don't leave your Crocs in the sun for extended periods of time: they become shrinky dinkys and lose 1/...

In GEAR » So many Crocs to choose from...?
February 05, 4:42pm

Re: Olympics....
My friend Mike (GoBlueHiker) has done two excursions up the Queets River, attempting to get to Service Falls (a water fall with no photos of it except from a plane). What his thing is with the Quee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
February 05, 8:19am

Re: So many Crocs to choose from...?
I never understood Crocs till I bought a pair (mine are Airwalk's from Paylaess Shoe Source). And then I got it! They are incredibly light, comfortable, waterproof-and you can hike in them if ...

In GEAR » So many Crocs to choose from...?
February 05, 8:05am

Some updates
I had time this weekend due to the icky weather, and did some updates on my site. I added more drying tips, and some more pictorial photos. Better balanced now! (I also resized a number of the phot...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 04, 7:40pm

Re: Re. GPS
Hehheh!! My husband got me a Garmin Foretrex 201. Tiny, small, lightweight and does everything I need, without a ton of programs I cannot understand (if I wanted that I'd use one of his two GP...

In GEAR » Time for Ben to Enter 21st Century?
February 03, 10:48am

Re: dry food costs
Cost can be a tricky area-if you are only getting out for 1-2 trips a year, and they are solo, by all means commercial foods can be cheaper. And easier. If you like to make your own meals with s...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 03, 10:43am

Re: NM
Why did you erase it, Ben? Hey if I entered the 21st century and got a GPS, you better get one also ;-)

In GEAR » Time for Ben to Enter 21st Century?
February 02, 9:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Food drying
As David above points out, you can do what is called the "Alton Brown Good Eats" dryer using a box fan and filters. works well actually. On the convection oven: I recently got one, but...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 02, 3:45pm

Re: Food drying
Easily! Just do the drying on lined cookie trays (parchment paper works well, it is what you use for baking) Use your oven on it's lowest setting, stir your food every hour, and if possible, ke...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 02, 8:12am

May sound odd
But the only reason I use a sternum strap on packs is due to boobage-something you menfolk don't (and shouldn't!) have to deal with. If the girls are er, well proportioned, the straps don&#...

In GEAR » ULA Amp...Pics, etc
February 01, 4:41pm

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