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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
StateWA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Re: New toy!
Heh! You wish! You just want to make sure I take my Texsport back with me ;-) The new toy is now member 4 of our GPS family. For me, my big plan is to use it for cross country trips in alpine. F...

In GEAR » New toy!
December 23, 2:51pm

New toy!
I am sooo excited! My husband gave me a Garmin Foretrex 201 tonight. Now if it would get charged, I could go have some fun! Anyone else have one? Any tips?

In GEAR » New toy!
December 22, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
I am working on that BD :-) I am almost done with book 2's writing, which has a heavy slant on easy yet health conscious recipes. And none with heavily processed foood. I am hoping all recipe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 21, 10:36pm

Re: Bottles jumping for freedom
Oh, I understand that one only to well! On my LLBean Celia pack they have shock cord that goes over the neck of the bottle. Even shaking my pack upside down they don't come out easy. Love that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What hydration system do you use?
December 21, 11:31am

Re: What hydration system do you use?
I am a bit different in that I rarely use a bladder while backpacking. I just don't like them as much anymore. Part of the reason is I don't know when I am running out. I carry 2 quart b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What hydration system do you use?
December 21, 9:05am

Re: Re: Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper - Four Cheese Lasagna, $.50 dinner
Phil, they are not too bad, my son has had the mac and cheese version they make with hamburger added in. Fair warning though:salty as all get out, and the cheese? Let's just say it should be ca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Re: Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper - Four Cheese Lasagna, $.50 dinner
December 21, 8:52am

Re: Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
Simply put: he must not be printing the books anymore. So on Amazon and EBay you'll always see 'out-of-print' books jacked up sky high. Heck, I have sold odd lot rap cd's from the ...

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
December 20, 5:32pm

Re: JMT thru-hike...which direction?
I'll have to pick up that book, Bob. A good friend of mine is talking about us doing it in 2008. Could be brutal fun!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT thru-hike...which direction?
December 19, 8:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Test, ignore
I love the Obstruction Point area. Pumpkinseed is fun to do before the road opens in summer. It is awesome to be the only ones out there and have it to yourself.

In User Test Forum » Test, ignore
December 18, 9:28am

Re: Leave it out or lighten it up?
I dabble in all 3, I would suppose, but more of a #1, then a #2. I always take the necessity's (shelter, warmth, food and water) and a few comfort items. But I am a scale watcher, as I do wit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave it out or lighten it up?
December 17, 8:30pm

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