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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: Wahtum Lake Area / Columbia River Gorge
Very nice! I don't get down to the Gorge often enough as it is such a long drive. Love it there though in off season :-) Btw, where is shot 1# taken?

In Photo Gallery » Wahtum Lake Area / Columbia River Gorge
December 11, 6:48pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Methinks I need a trip to Seattle Fabrics this coming weekend. They carry pretty much every weight and color of Silnylon made. If you haven't ever seen one, a roller foot for sewing machines ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
December 11, 5:12pm

Re: I'll stay away from a freezer bag
Andy, to answer the off topic question: FB's are made of food grade materials. There are a number of studies on plastics online you can research. The danger of bags are about the same as Lexan ...

In GEAR » Orikaso Bowl
December 10, 11:08pm

Re: Orikaso = amazing
I have both the new stuff and the older version. The new stuff is lighter...but, I loved the old plate with the snaps. It made a perfect summer cozy for a freezer bag. It folded flat and I could us...

In GEAR » Orikaso Bowl
December 10, 8:23pm

Re: Ultimate Tent Recommendation!!!
"Hey, I have a Texsport ... oh wait, never mind! :)" Hah! I think I'll move and then you can't ship it back to me. LOL!!

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 10, 8:20pm

Re: Re:Camping with Kid
Mitchell, you drive a good point on the tent. He at this point carries all of his personal gear (pack, sleeping pad and bag, clothing, etc). I carry the cooking gear, tent and food for us. Part of ...

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 10, 5:27pm

Re: Trail Runners
I vary, but in the heat of summer I use high ankle trail runners. Very comfy! Most of who I hike with use trail runners now. But, there are times I still wear hiking boots-usually when I am on m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail Runners
December 10, 2:12pm

Re: Vacuum Sealers
With pasta, even when precooked and deydrated, it does just fine being stored in zip bags. I had some for lunch the other day that had been parking in my cupboards for the past 7 or 8 months, store...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 10, 2:09pm

Does anyone else...
When out hiking, do you stop and pull out your maps, and in your mind you start seeing the 3D of the maps? I love it so much when I can see the trail rolling and curving ahead of me in alpine, and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » General Map ?'s
December 10, 10:24am

Re: Re: Camping with Kid
Defintely, Ben, I have that fear: he has been asking for his own tent since this past summer. I have thought about it, I could give him my Roadster, and use the Rainbow 1. Yet, I worry that he will...

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 10, 10:18am

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