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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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Big Agnes Aircore Mummy for sale
I have decided that this pad is too big for me. This is a warranty pad (I had the original version, and was sent this one to replace my old one). It was used once, last month on a one night trip. I...

In Gear Swap » Big Agnes Aircore Mummy for sale
February 11, 10:24am

Re: Re: Re: Garmin Foretrex 101
I know on mine (the 201) it gives you the long/lat and elevation on one page, on another page it gives you a digital compass. I tend to use the trip odometer the most, as it helps me with knowing w...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 10, 8:09pm

Re: Garmin Foretrex 101
I don't have the 101, but I do have the 201. I LOVE it! It does everything I want, and nothing more. Ok, the window showing your trek does suck a bit, but it holds waypoints nicely. And it deal...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 10, 7:09pm

Re: Re: WTB: Platypus Little Nipper
Well..I did a little research (have a friend in the know) and yes, they were discontinued for legal reasons :-( (Because they were not marketed for Alcohol stove alchy, but rather booze alchy, and ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Platypus Little Nipper
February 10, 4:55pm

Re: Manzella Mittens
Sorry :-( I just sold them to another here.I was just coming back over to post a sold note.

In Gear Swap » Manzella Windstopper Mitten Liners (mens)
February 09, 7:45pm

Re: Thermarest Pillow
Sold :-) Thanks!

In Gear Swap » Children's Thermarest Pillow For Sale
February 09, 3:15pm

Re: Re: How about kiwis
You can dry them! Do a dip in lemon juice or orange juice to stop browning first. I have seen them, but commercially they are not easy to find.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 09, 2:38pm

Manzella Windstopper Mitten Liners (mens)
My husband bought these at some point at REI, but they have never been used. I cannot find any links online to show their specs though. They weigh in at 1 and 1/4 ounces for the pair. They are a si...

In Gear Swap » Manzella Windstopper Mitten Liners (mens)
February 09, 12:56pm

Hmm, may have found something
I was perusing the REI Super Clearance online this morning, and found the REI Comet pack for under $30! I ordered it for him. It is a 2250 ci pack, so bigger than what he uses. It is 2.8 lbs, so no...

In GEAR » 14" Torso
February 09, 12:42pm

Re: Re: MSR Hydromedary Bag 2L-NEW and CHEAP!
Bag is gone! Thank you! And yes Ben, if I can ever get him to do it, it will be one sweet sale!

In Gear Swap » MSR Hydromedary Bag 2L-NEW and CHEAP!
February 09, 12:07pm

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