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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: Re: Thanks Donna
Hehheh, I have to say that yes, I am usually up before dawn or right at. And yes, Ben, it is pretty much see thru ;-P I did notice that one! Clothes will be changed after dark. You can see my pink ...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 05, 11:51am

Thanks Donna
I enjoyed the reviews! Glad to see others are liking it. The tent was well made. Mine came with all guylines attached and seam sealed with the storm flap. Literally I read the directions in the fa...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 05, 8:49am

Re: Re: Show Off!
Hehheh! I love the photo :-D If you look hard you can see some of my tattoos. I don't show them often, but it was in the 80's and hot!

In GEAR » I made the change
June 04, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I made the change
Ryan, I didn't use anything under it. I did though make sure I tossed any pine cones and rocks though! One thing I need to do is put the stripes on it inside. I slip and slided all night for t...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 04, 11:39pm

Re: Re: carte blanche
Pamela, they still sell them at Walmart, next to the Ziploc stuff :-) By Waxtex, I think!

In GEAR » alternative for disposable food bags?
June 04, 10:58pm

Re: Re: I made the change
I took the tarp with me on a truly blind leap. I opened the box up, tossed my double wall tent in the back of my truck, and put the tarp bag in (along with stakes). I recently retired my old trekki...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 04, 10:34pm

I made the change
For me this was the biggest jump in faith I have made to go truly UL :-) Photos are from the trip I got back from today. My new Anti Gravity Gear trap tent (the 10 ft size) saw 3 nights ...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 04, 9:36pm

Re: carte blanche
As noted, the OP sacks do work..but, they can fall apart as well. Don't forget, in some areas, freezer bags are recyclable as well!

In GEAR » alternative for disposable food bags?
June 04, 8:13pm

Re: Re: one last thing.. than ill try to go to sleep!
I'd say this: At minimum go to Walmart or similar and buy a cheap blue pad to sleep on. It will insulate you, give some padding and it is under $15. want a good pack for cheap? S...

In GEAR » Suggestions on BackPacks
June 01, 2:02pm

Re: Backpacker and Big Sky---Écrasez l’infâme!
Hey, I didn't BUY the magazine ;-) I am too cheap for that. I'd rather buy a Frapachino at Starbucks and go to the library and get their copy all wrinkled :-D I also realized whatta lose...

In GEAR » Big Sky International Update
June 01, 1:55pm

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