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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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gear and carrying
One of the best reasons for going light indeed. I have to agree with you on that one-I look at my son's gear and know that I could also carry it if needed (he'd have to have a broken leg fo...

In GEAR » 2000-ish c.i. pack for my wife?
May 23, 10:58am

Re: Re: Re: 2000-ish c.i. pack for my wife?
Yes it does have both a sleeve and port. But I am going out on a limb here guys......unless she has physical limitations, why can't she carry her fair share? This really makes me want to pul...

In GEAR » 2000-ish c.i. pack for my wife?
May 23, 9:21am

Re: Re: Any feedback on these trail runners?
Ah, I am lucky there, I suppose. My feet and heel are a bit wider. I was shocked though at how comfy these shoes were! Can't wait to hit dirt in them :-D

In GEAR » Any feedback on these trail runners?
May 22, 10:09pm

Re: 2000-ish c.i. pack for my wife?
It isn't UL, but it is light, it is cut for a woman, has a built in pack cover, has hydration, pockets and is well made....for under $60. And comes in a choice of colors. What pack is it? T...

In GEAR » 2000-ish c.i. pack for my wife?
May 22, 5:42pm

Re: fat=heavy
Sure, there are. I am sure I could like many stand to lose 20 lbs. But.....and a big but, what the heck-o-la does that have to do with food? Be it that you are skinny, normal or hefty, you HAVE to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » fat=heavy
May 22, 2:47pm

Any feedback on these trail runners? I picked up a pair this morning (not from REI though). After trying on a massive pile, with my son glowering at me.....the first pair fit like a glove. I have b...

In GEAR » Any feedback on these trail runners?
May 22, 2:08pm

Re: Favorite Dollar Store Finds!
My favorite spoons for trail use.

In GEAR » Favorite Dollar Store Finds!
May 22, 2:06pm

Re: Which stove do you use most?
If canister: My Primus, it is very simple canister stove with little to break. I have been using it for 4+ years now. Compare it to say, a Pocket Rocket for size/weight. Alcohol stoves: I have...

In GEAR » Which stove do you use most?
May 18, 4:32pm

Re: Bummer
Well, there is always Target ;-) Would one of the pans from AGG work? Those are cheap and light. Just wondering? I do know though I have an extra Ti cup laying around, brand new........My oth...

In Gear Swap » WTT: Smoked Salmon for IMUSA Mug
May 18, 3:45pm

No luck so far....
Well, I scanned our Walmart (which is a well stocked one) and nothing in the kitchen section. For a second I thought I had something in the outdoor section, but alas, it had a plastic handle :-(

In Gear Swap » WTT: Smoked Salmon for IMUSA Mug
May 18, 11:43am

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