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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: Personal Brand labels?
Some of the labels are very nice looking, and worth the money. I used to make custom medieval dresses and hippie clothes, and often put a label sewn in :-) It was a nice touch, and made it more &qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Personal Brand labels?
January 15, 8:35am

Re: Re: Anyone know where to buy mini-cord locks? They sell a ton of types!

In GEAR » Anyone know where to buy mini-cord locks?
January 14, 7:17pm

Re: Re: Satiety
Thank you, James! I figured you wouldn't refuse the freebies I slipped in ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 13, 10:12pm

Well, I can say from my own experience that if I eat on the trail what I eat at home, I get full (I eat Donkey Fodder, ie: shredded wheat, with fruit every morning). It is a high fiber meal, so it ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 13, 9:33am

Re: YEP!
That might be a fun idea, Eric.......

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric finds!
January 12, 9:56pm

Re: Groovy-Biotic Cooking
Mike, I find that smaller veggies work best if using dehydrated. Even at altitude mine come back to life in about 10 minutes. (Boiling water added, left in cozy) I prefer though Just Tomatoes fr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 8:55pm

Snowy today
We have been getting dusted all over Wa state the past couple days. Where we live it is a sheet of ice, but I got outside and went walking (so I could try out my new Garmin Foretrex 201 GPS, and be...

In Photo Gallery » Snowy today
January 11, 12:20pm

Re: ingredients
Kathleen, you can get it usually in the rice section, near the couscous. Brands such as Casabah and Fantastic Foods make it. All you do is add water, mix and then fry the patties. Some health food ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 9:44am

Being female does have one perk
We get cute glasses ;-) Though I did get very frustrated with getting my last pair of sunglasses. I was getting them at Group Health, our health provider, and the lady there kept showing me all...

In GEAR » Glasses or Contacts?
January 11, 7:56am

Re: Glasses or Contacts?
I have worn glasses since I was 8, so for me...well, it is second nature. I cannot wear contacts due to the shape of my eyes :-( What I do have is prescription sunglasses. They are worth the money...

In GEAR » Glasses or Contacts?
January 10, 10:13pm

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