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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
StateWA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Kelty packs
I have the Kelty Illusion (the smaller cousin of the Shadow). It is a 3500 ci pack. Is it over built? Yes. Is it comfy? Yep. It is basically a standard pack done lighter, so it has pockets galore....

In GEAR » Kelty packs
April 25, 6:09pm

Re: New REI UL Pack
I had one when they came out last year..and while a neat idea and fun..I just didn't use it, so I returned it. Word to the wise though..if carrying a bladder in it, line the Flash with something l...

In GEAR » New REI UL Pack
April 18, 9:15am

Re: Angel Hair Pasta
If you have a Hispanic section at your store, pick up the Mexican pasta in the little bags (they go for 25-50 cents a bag). The broken up pasta they sell works well for variety :-)All you need is a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Angel Hair Pasta
April 16, 11:07pm

Re: Travel Light-Eat Heavy
I have used many, many freezer bags - and have not had one fail-but I am careful also. Simple things to rember...nothing but spoons. Don't touch your bag with a hot pot of water, don't pour the wat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
April 16, 11:04pm

Re: Re: Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
Lol! good to hear ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
March 31, 6:09pm

Tummy issues
David...cooked rice is actually a good breeder for bacteria (learned that years ago getting my first food handlers card-lived in a prominent Asian area) Hence, rice should be eaten once cooked and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
March 31, 8:20am

A helper
http://www.kraftfoods.com/MinuteRice/ProductsPage.htm :-) This will show you what to look for! Sarah

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
March 30, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
Dvaid, instant rice is actually a dry product-there is shelf stable rice out now, but it is heavy of course-since it is cooked and sealed. For the most part, instant rice has come far from back a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
March 30, 5:42pm

The problem....
The problem with carrying uncooked rice is simple-it uses up a lot of fuel. And time. And cleanup. You can dry your own, with or without a dehydrator...and it would be worth it-your fuel consumpti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rice and beer can pots - is it possible?
March 30, 8:55am

All of us
Both me, my man and our kid have a dish..I love them! I bought them right when they came out, and as mentioned above, in summer they make a great cozy for freezer bags, and in winter I still leave ...

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
March 24, 8:03am

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