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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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Re: Re: bullion cubes, just say no!
Not bad for sodium (though still way to high for a low sodium diet!!). I might at least have to try this out on the family-it would be an intresting concept for trail cooking. Thnaks!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » bullion cubes, just say no!
January 24, 9:00am

The egg whites are defintely for the baking crowd. Do you bake anything before you hit the trail? If you do, add some in. Bread would be a great option, also sweet breads. You would boost the proti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » egg white powder
January 09, 6:24pm

Re: Re: snowshoes for winter on Rainier?
I agree with Larry..take tails and when you get there, you'll know wether to pack them. And if you do carry them, well, at least they are not too heavy! ;-)

In GEAR » Snowshoes for winter on Rainier?
December 23, 7:27am

Re: Bulk Foods?
I get my veggies from www.justtomatoes.com (they make Just Veggies). Locally, I live in the Seattle area, so I shop at WinCo, which has the best bulk section around. Otherwise, I get a lot of bul...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bulk Foods?
December 17, 8:59pm

I store my dried hamburger in the freezer at home as a safeguard against it going rancid :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Prepackaged vs Homemade
December 09, 3:01pm

Re: freezerbagcooking
Thanks William :-) If for one thing about my site, has that a lot of Scout Troops have used it-I have found out even Troops in England using the recipes-which is pretty dang cool in my book! The bo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Prepackaged vs Homemade
December 08, 4:46pm

Re: Snowshoes for winter on Rainier?
From my own and others experiences with Rainier snow..take the MSR's. They excell on it :-)

In GEAR » Snowshoes for winter on Rainier?
December 07, 4:31pm

Re: Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
You can find heavy duty storage bags for food in some gourmet cooking stores..might be a start for you. Though for me, Glad freezerbags work great for storage. Secret is keeping powders out of th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
December 05, 9:58pm

Nuts, etc
Nuts can defintely be a good thing to carry-higher the fat, so much the better. Since going on my low sodium diet I eat a 1/3 cup of no salt cashews with 1/8 cup of Craisins every day at work to ke...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 20 day no resupply food list
November 30, 11:06pm

Here is a better link to our storefront on Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/fbc This link shows both versions together :-) Thanks everyone!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My FBC Cookbook
November 28, 9:15pm

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