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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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My FBC Cookbook
Hopefully I am not treading on any toes by posting this, but we have gone live with our cookbook. The title is Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple. This has been my work of love the p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My FBC Cookbook
November 25, 11:25pm

Re: Thanks for the Low Sodium Recipes
David, I added more links and stuff to the section, including a table for sodium levels occuring naturally in food. :-) Btw..if anyone has recipes they use for backpacking, that are light in sodiu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low Sodium Recipes On my Site:
November 25, 5:59pm

Low Sodium Recipes On my Site:
I did a minor overhaul on my website this morning. I changed one section and am working on building a low sodium section in it. So far what I have up is: http://www.freezerbagcooking.com/lowsodiu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low Sodium Recipes On my Site:
November 25, 11:51am

Re: women's center of gravity
My 2 cents as a lady....well, I pack my pack in how it is comfortable-I don't pay attention to where stuff is inside-just in how I know it will ride. REI is a huge spreader of the low G theory......

In GEAR » women's center of gravity
November 24, 10:33pm

Another Turkey Day Recipe:
Chicken, Gravy & Stuffing: 1 1/2 Cups Stovetop stuffing mix 1 pouch chicken or turkey gravy (use a "Makes 1 cup" size package) 1 pouch or can of chicken or turkey (for can use the 5 oz....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thanksgiving Recipe!
November 23, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Thanksgiving Recipe!
They are butter flavored flakes you can pick up in the spice section at any store....think salt and butter together :-) You can also find butter powder (no salt) thru some mail order companies. I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thanksgiving Recipe!
November 23, 2:19pm

Thanksgiving Recipe!
Well, I know some of us wil be out on the trail this weekend :-) This is one of my favorite meals for the trail: Chicken & Cranberry Gravy With Mashed Potatoes: In a quart freezer bag put- ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thanksgiving Recipe!
November 23, 9:46am

Re: Menieres Syndrome
Yes, I am defintely wary of the diagnosis....it is a wait and see thing in my book. (I was diagnosed with severely high BP 2 months ago, after having two very bad bouts of vertigo a month apart. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wanted! BPL Recipe Column
November 22, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL&freezerbagcooking.com
Last threadjacking ;-) Thank you, and I understand the lack of sodium=dizziness. I never know what is causing it...but hey, knock on wood, no vertigo for 2 months!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wanted! BPL Recipe Column
November 22, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL&freezerbagcooking.com
Thanks for the link-I had seen that site but wasn't sure if it was worth the $. Menieres Syndrome is an unbalance-vertigo is one the affects, fortunley so far mine is handable, and with low sodiu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wanted! BPL Recipe Column
November 22, 9:04am

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