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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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Both Target and Walmart make their own versions of CL To Go. Cheaper, and they have even more flavors :-) Walmart is also selling sport drinkes in the same type of tubes now.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink Powder Re-Packaging
July 26, 10:44am

Re: Re: My take....
It was more directed at the comment that nuts were not good food...I do understand your point though in that a lot of ultralighters rely on nuts for food on long hikes-but they are a good source of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy for the Trail
July 24, 4:48pm

My take....
I'd rather eat real food than some "elixer" made in a lab. Anything with caffiene or genticially similar is not a good idea when doing strenous activities. A cup of joe or a chocolate bar isn't a b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy for the Trail
July 23, 9:34pm

Re: Looking for easy recipes for jetboil
Take a look at my website www.freezerbagcooking.com Most of the recipes can be halved and done in a Jetboil (once you bring your water to a boil, just dump in the dry stuff). Otherwise, anything t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for easy recipes for jetboil
July 18, 3:14pm

Re: Beta Testers Wanted
I'd help you out ;-) I am really good at seeing if I can break stuff. And I am short. Double bonus! But seriously, drop me an email (ssvien @ yahoo.com) and I'd give them a run.

In GEAR » Beta Testers Wanted
July 10, 5:42pm

Re: Freeze dried vs dehydrated calories
And while both are the same (lets say you were comparing to identical meals), you have to realize that both need fat added to them-a good shot of olive oil never hurts! To keep from going rancid, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Freeze dried vs dehydrated calories
July 04, 7:50am

Re: No cook meals
The ramen salads mentioned are very easy. You can rehydrate a pkg of ramen (toss flavor pkt) in about 1 to 1 1/2 cups cold water. Takes 15-30 minutes, but it works fine. If you use a 1 cup water yo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Cook LDH Ideas
July 01, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Vacuum packing
I also meant to add that Food Vac bags are food grade, and are designed to hold boiling water, and to also be put in boiling water. The above link I posted, the bags used in it are of food grade a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum packing
June 14, 10:52pm

Re: Vacuum packing
Brian, read this thread: http://forums.backpacker.com/thread.jspa?threadID=84880&tstart=25 What he found is really neat, and you can basically make your own bags at home, that reseal :-) S...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum packing
June 14, 10:50pm

Re: Thanks eric
Hey Eric, Most anything will rehydrate if given long enough-and especially if you don't mind cold food. Ramen and couscous both come back to like easily in cold water. All it takes is about 2-4 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking Food List: Vegetarian
May 30, 8:11am

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