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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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Hello seam ripper!
If you have decent eyesight, buy a cheapie seam ripper, and you can easily remove any pocket that is sewn on top of the pants (ie..not sewn into the main seams. Cargos usually are not.) You just h...

In GEAR » Cargo pocket free zone
September 03, 8:04am

Super Fatty Cheese 'Crackers'
Here is something I found recently. Not a bit low in fat, so perfect for grazing on...and nice and light in weight. Cheese 'Crackers': Thoroughly combine: * ½ cup softened butter * 2 c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Super Fatty Cheese 'Crackers'
August 30, 10:21pm

Re: Better Than Milk Soy
I'll 2cnd Better Than Milk soy milk. The stuff is great, and a tub of it will last a long time :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best powdered milk?
August 15, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Pack size, I am light / My wife is not.
My theory has always been "you can carry whatever you want, but don't expect me to help you carry it" ;-) Works great. My son carries his own gear (I carry our communal gear such as our tent and st...

In GEAR » Pack size, I am light / My wife is not.
August 14, 10:26pm

Re: Tree Damage
Al, they made canisters (or use of hard sided plastic buckets hung on bear wires) mandatory a number of years ago...due to lazy humans and the racoons. The coons were so bad they would rip into ten...

In GEAR » Ursack failure
August 14, 7:54am

Re: Ursack failure
The whole "resource damage" line is a bunch of hooey in most situations. At least IMO. I tie my Ursack off, as does everyone I know with one. We tie ours off around tree bases or branches, so that ...

In GEAR » Ursack failure
August 13, 9:05pm

Re: Ursack failure
While failures have happened, they are rare (yes, I am a huge fan of Ursack bags)...and almost always are due to the human not closing the bag properly. If the failure did actually happen, I'd wond...

In GEAR » Ursack failure
August 13, 9:38am

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

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