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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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Re: Ziploc bags like Enertia's
There are a couple companies that make them, they are sold online-but they all require a 100-500 count order. They are nice though!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ziploc bags like Enertia's
February 18, 3:45pm

Re: Sewing Machine, anyone?
I own 3 machines and a serger ;-) You can never have too many sewing machines.....

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 18, 1:06am

Re: Re: Sweet Pimpin' New Crocs
I noticed they had a version with no holes punched on top also. They were on sale for $9 I think!

In GEAR » Sweet Pimpin' New Crocs
February 16, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
I'll add that while I sew and make gear, there are things I am in NO way going to risk $16 a yard material on, and mess up. At that point it is just easier to buy said product and know that it ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 16, 12:32pm

Re: Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
Cottage Gear Industry isn't cheap to do-since if you don't make 1,000 packs at once, your cost for supplies will be much higher. Just one view on why small companies can be pricey. Often y...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 16, 11:58am

Sweet Pimpin' New Crocs
I ran by Payless Shoe Source to get a new pair of Faux Crocs for my son, and best of all, can you say sale? All shoes buy one get second pair for half price. Ooh-la-la! Even on sale items! Ford...

In GEAR » Sweet Pimpin' New Crocs
February 16, 11:35am

Re: Re: Re: On the Wonderland Trail - July 2006
Just so everyone knows, if you haven't been reading about Rainier this year, it appears they are NOT going to be doing the early reservations, due to the massive trail damage that occurred in N...

In Post-Trip Reports » On the Wonderland Trail - July 2006
February 14, 8:02am

Re: Pushing limits
You are not the only one! I cringe when I hear green vested tools telling people that they "need" whatever it is, and how this 6 lb Gregory's suspension is all that will work.

In GEAR » How light is light enough? And why?
February 14, 7:58am

Re: Aquamira water bottle filters (2)
Email sent!!

In Gear Swap » Aquamira water bottle filters (2)
February 14, 7:55am

Re: best wishes
Thanks Jim. As long as I exercise daily and eat a whole foods diet I do pretty good! (And hey, I should be doing it anyways!) Out here, the skeeters are awful in June/July. You get chewed alive ...

In GEAR » Headnet Nausea
February 12, 9:27pm

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