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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 / and our frequently updated blog at as well as my personal blog
We are the authors of 3 outdoor cookbooks and the people behind FBC.
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: REI Visit
The only tents a couple years ago that my husband could fit into comfortably were Sierra Designs that had a long "A" shape. Not very light, but they worked for his height.The SD Clip is a...

In GEAR » Tent Options for the Tall
May 04, 7:09am

For short people
Heck, I am 5'4" and the QD is to me a glorified solo tent ;-) My husband is 6'4" and if he got into it, you'd hear ripping ;-)

In GEAR » Tent Options for the Tall
May 03, 7:43pm

Re: Re: Results your peanut butter over there what we'd consider "natural"? ( separates and needs to be mixed up?) I have a feeling his recipe used American PB, the shelf stable stays...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Sarbar,
May 03, 2:07pm

Somehow, I just don't buy that! My son has drank soy since he was an infant, and is as manly of a boy as can be. He has had dairy milk maybe twice in 9 1/2 years. We drink Silk instead. Eve...

In GEAR » hardcore ultralight food
May 02, 1:20pm

Re: Re: Say Cheese
String cheese gets soft and oily, but stays fine. Just carry individual packaged ones for best results.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What cheese for a 6 day trip?
May 02, 1:15pm

Re: Re: Old gear - New use
Paypal definitely helps protect both sides in the purchase. You can do just taking e-checks, or if willing to lose a small amount, you can take credit and debit cards via Paypal. Credit payments ar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old gear - New use
April 30, 8:29pm

Re: trail days 07
AntiGravityGear will be there. He mentioned that to me in a recent email. :-) He sold my book at Trail Days last year, so maybe he will this year as well :-)

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

Re: RE: Great Finds
Nature finds? Lots of bones, skeletons, rotting cougar kills (ewwwww...we smelled it all night, it was on a rock in the river) Crystals in the North Cascades. A brand new set of pack towels b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 25, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Re: throw away your boots and socks
I disagree politely. Since tossing both pairs, my feet feel way better. I had walker and hiker models. Both were fitted to shoes/boots I own. For three years I walked with them, and had sweaty feet...

In GEAR » throw away your boots and socks
April 24, 2:02pm

Re: throw away your boots and socks
I threw away TWO pairs of Superfeet after last summer. I realized that part of the reason I was getting so many blisters was how they forced my toes into an unnatural position. They also caused my ...

In GEAR » throw away your boots and socks
April 24, 8:08am

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 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, 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