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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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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

Cold weather
This is my opinion, and this is what works for me, but I will say that "V" knocks out any pain in the cold for me. I threw my back out a couple years ago, and cold backpacking can bring o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 17, 8:16pm

Re: Heavy duty drugs
One, do as some of us do: Go to your Dr and get a one time prescription for a good narcotic painkiller. Vitamin V is a good start. It doesn't take much to make you feel happy, either. Most Dr&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 17, 6:58pm

Papagiki cookies
If you haven't seen these, they are good. http://www.papagiki.com/products.html They are high protein/fiber "cookies" (think round soft energy bars), that are low in sodium. For...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Papagiki cookies
December 17, 4:58pm

Re: Hey Missy
Love the Seraph! I find it more comfortable than the Ghost, since the suspension is my size. The Ghost was always about an inch too long for my torso. It sits perfectly on my hips. The straps are a...

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 17, 10:54am

Hey Mr
Isn't that your SECOND Ghost? ;-) Oh wait, like I can talk....I own a Ghost and a Seraph. So I guess I have two.

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 17, 10:18am

Re: Re: Test, ignore
Wish it was ;-) Pumpkin Seed Lake in the Olympic Mts. A very easy cross country trip to an old high country hunting camp.

In User Test Forum » Test, ignore
December 17, 10:14am

Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
I added these to my website recently. These are mostly low carb friendly, and can be altered to a person's taste and diet. Curry Chicken Pitas: 1 7 ounce pouch chicken 4 packets may...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 17, 9:36am

Re: How do you pack your pack?
I start with my sleeping bag and clothes crammed in the bottom, so that isn't a lot of weight. My heaviest items are water and food. The food is near the top, water on the sides low. So, I gues...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your pack?
December 17, 9:11am

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