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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: Re: yeast
From what I have read, nutritional yeast is grown on molasses. I know the brand I buy is grown that way (Red Star brand). And yes, it is safe for ladies to consume. Though, I have also read that o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 07, 9:43am

Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
I am in a quandary. I have been thinking about getting one, and this is my chance to save some money. Currently I use an REI Roadster for solo use, and a REI Quarterdome for when it is my son (9) ...

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 07, 12:35am

And a Fave of my buddy Jer:
Windowpane Fudge: 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)semisweet chocolate chips 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups miniature marshmallows Slowly melt the chips in a heavy sauce...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 11:44pm

Re: Vacuum Sealer
I have noticed that X-Mas time is the best time to get bargain prices of Food Saver brand. Check out Costco and Sams Club for good package deals (usually you get the food vac, rolls, bags and maybe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 9:56pm

Another fave recipe of fudge
Yes, I love fudge, so here is another one! I made this one two winters ago for a snowshoeing trip. It isn't pretty, but is tasty! Bear Scat Fudge: It might be Cranberry Fudge, and it might b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 9:43pm

Re: Vacuum Sealers
Been using my Food Vac for about 3 years. I use it for certain types of foods, but not for everything. As for the bags, I buy them at Sams Club to save money. They are washable and reusable, so cut...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 9:23pm

Another recipe-my favorite
I have been making this recipe for a number of years. It is truly high fat and high calorie. The Easiest Best Fudge Ever: 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbl unsalted butter 1/2 cup heavy cream...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 9:17pm

A bit more work, but a good recipe
Another fudge recipe that is worth the time to try: PB & Chocolate Fudge: 2/3 cup milk 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup mini marshmallows 2 cups chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup plain M&M's ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 9:14pm

Lets talk fudge, more recipes:
Chocolate-Peppermint Fudge: 3 cups chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter (use only butter) 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup fresh, chopped peppermint leaves (th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 9:03pm

Re: Yeast - Kev
BD, definitely get the nutritional yeast over Brewers Yeast. It is more of a mellow taste. The flake style is also better than the fine powdered they sometimes sell. And yes, the powder does indee...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 06, 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