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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: Ultralight in the Icebox
Good luck! (PS: Tortillas can be used in freezing weather, you just need to put a liner between each disc. Parchment paper would work, and it is burnable!)

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 03, 9:26am

Re: Re: "Normalized" Reader Reviews
Exactly right there. But more so, the gear I don't like is heavy gear ;-) Then again, I don't give everything I love a "5" either.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » "Normalized" Reader Reviews
January 03, 8:59am

Another recipe:
Easy Backcountry Fudge: In a small ziploc bag: 1 Tbl walnuts 1 Tbl powdered sugar Also take: 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 Tbl peanut butter (1 small packet) Pour chocolate chips...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
January 02, 9:20pm

Re: Re: 1.25 lbs per day thing I do when hiking is I rarely stop. I am not a fast hiker, but I can put in miles since I don't stop. I tend to be goal oriented, and just keep plodding along. When moving...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 02, 4:12pm

Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
You can do it, but you have to pay close attention to what you take. High calorie items such as nuts (high in fat and protein also.) boost you up for little weight. Unless I am carrying fresh prod...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 02, 8:37am

Re: Re: Intresting book
Intresting, I have a feeling I may have read your book in the past, Vick. Now you have me looking for a copy of it! (I am 33, so for me, while I have vague memories of the late 70's, I came in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Intresting book
January 01, 2:04pm

Intresting book
My MIL gave me a copy of "Sewing For The Outdoors, A Seamster's Guide" by Hal Zina Bennett. She had picked up this 1980 chestnut at a used book store (my FIL is a an avid used book st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Intresting book
January 01, 7:25am

Re: Lessons learned in 2006?
I learned that Florida has it's own beauty, even without mountains surrounding me. I learned that my meds dehydrate me horribly, even in winter-and I have to watch my water consumption careful...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lessons learned in 2006?
December 31, 4:25am

Re: Re: Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
Jim, I have been adding new recipes to the website, and when I have time, I have another 10 or so I'll be adding to the site :-) Sarah

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 31, 4:16am

Another recipe:
On a flight out of Seattle this morning, I was working on recipes I had floating in my files. Got time in balmy Atlanta, so here you go! Cashew Chicken Wrap: In a quart freezer bag put: 3/4 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 23, 2:55pm

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