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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: Yeast - Kev
BD, definitely get the nutritional yeast over Brewers Yeast. It is more of a mellow taste. The flake style is also better than the fine powdered they sometimes sell. And yes, the powder does indee...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 06, 4:41pm

White Chocolate Fudge recipe
I saw this via an email I get often this morning: Edit:I am posting this disclaimer: I received this recipe in a mass mailing I get from one of my recipe groups. It is a Kraft recipe also, which ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 4:38pm

Re: repost
That is actually book 4. I have 3 I am working on right now. Book 2 is my pet project. It has been a fun piece to work on. As for the Scouts, my son is active in Cub Scouts and when I have time I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 4:35pm

Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
I have been tweaking recipes to get some for two friends that eat vegetarian and this one came out pretty decent. (Though you have to like TVP to get into it.) Greenwater Lake Rice: In a qua...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 06, 9:05am

Easy Trail Pasta Recipe
An easy recipe that will fill you up: In a quart freezer bag put: 1 cup of precooked and dehydrated pasta shapes 1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes 2 Tbl dried broccoli 1/4 tsp granulated garlic...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy Trail Pasta Recipe
December 06, 8:54am

Re: differences of opinion
I always call for low sodium bullion in any recipe. It is incredibly easy to make a homemade version of it. It is a great way to add flavor and depth to recipes, along with a punch of V B12. In th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
December 06, 8:49am

Re: Re: Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
Hey PJ, you got the right person ;-) We have book 2 almost ready also! As for fudge, I only carry it in winter (it would be the calories and fat and my guilt eating it any other time!) I do keep...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 06, 8:42am

Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
So, ya want calories for them winter trips? And you don't cook or want to slave for a long time? Well, look no further! This here will make a nice brick of fudge in about 5 minutes. Fudge, you sa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 05, 10:51pm

Re: Pudding Battle!
;-) Nah, everyone has their own views. I just know us lightweight packers cut corners when we can! As fer pudding, well, homemade pudding is pretty dang easy on the trail if one likes to cook. An...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
December 05, 10:33pm

Re: thanks!
Kevin, I bet they'd be good with dried peaches chopped up and maybe some white chocolate chips. On one of the other forums I visit, a guy has made two batches of the bars, both different each time...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy to make trail bars
December 05, 10:25pm

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