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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: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi.
Nice! That isn't a trail many know about. Be neat when you hit Washington! Cape Alava should be odd for you to see after all that hiking ;-)

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 11, 9:42pm

FS REI Roadster
I purchased this nonfreestanding tent last summer. It has seen I believe, 7 nights use. Well cared for as usual. Comes with all stakes, guylines and sacks. Full weight with all bags is 3 lbs 3 ...

In Gear Swap » FS REI Roadster
June 11, 1:51pm

Re: UL Baking and your quarter ounce system
Aewsome! I have been thinking, that on an upcoming trip on the PCT I am taking biscuits with me for every day. The thought of a hot biscuit with a honey packet.....and your bacon idea? (wiping dro...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
June 11, 12:35pm

Re: cozy material
Hardware stores :-) They sell rolls of it (I can never spell it right though..Reflectix?) Anyhoo, you will have to buy a bunch of it, but hey...if you know any Boy Scouts, you will have enough for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » cozy material
June 09, 7:28am

That is about the coolest Photo!
Count yourself very lucky ;-)

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 5:46pm

Re: UL relationships
I met my husband thru the forums over on in 2002. He lived on the East Coast, I on the West Coast. He moved out West, and when we first met and started hiking together, I got an eyeful (and ...

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 4:23pm

Re: Re: When I truly want to blend in
Lol. Don't worry, I save the orange pants for when I want to be seen ;-) I actually found brown hiking pants this year! They will be great for cross country trips where I don't want to ...

In GEAR » Bright colors or not?
June 08, 3:18pm

When I truly want to blend in
I wear these pants: And these shoes: Hehheh.....

In GEAR » Bright colors or not?
June 08, 3:11pm

Re: Trail Divas
Sounds like a perfect match ;-) Hehheh!

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 1:25pm

Re: Trail femmes
Nope ;-) Guys are welcome....down the road as it gets more full of content, it might stop the "what pack do I buy my girlfriend?" question that always shows up ;-)

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 12:29pm

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