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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: Re: Re: Ursack ? for Sarbar
I rent the canisters from the WIC at Olympic NP, when I need one (a $3 donation). I refuse to buy one ;-) I only have to use one when I coastal hike. When I hike at Mt. Rainier NP, they love hiker...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
February 16, 4:25pm

Re: Ursack ? for Sarbar
By itself. I'd like to get one of the metal liners..I just haven't gotten around to it. The only animal I don't trust my Ursack to is racoons. So when I coastal hike, I use an, ugh, bear canister...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
February 16, 8:41am

Re: Re: Food Storage - Ratsack?
I use an Ursack, but that is becuase I hike in black bear country the majority of the time. I have had mine for near 5 years. Most of my friends have Ursacks-when we go on our big trips, we have a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
February 15, 7:16pm

Re: Re: Low Sodium Trail Recipe For The Week
Yeah, no kidding! I was shocked that "light" was still 550-800 mg a serving-of ONE tbl! I will warn that the faux soy sauce does jel up in the fridge, but it melts back fine. I am going to take i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low Sodium Trail Recipe For The Week
January 31, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
As I said, they are resistant ;-) Though, in about 5 years not one has gotten into my Ursack. Woke up one morning to find my Ursack covered in chipmunk poo....the had been on my bag probably the wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
January 31, 6:42pm

Re: Freezer Bag Recipes
I hope you enjoy the book, Ron :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My newest cooking website
January 31, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
Rember rodents have very sharp teeth, and they will hang out for a loooong time if they smell a free dinner. Not much is rodent proof/resistant-besides metal and things like Ursacks and bear canist...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
January 30, 9:08pm

Low Sodium Trail Recipe For The Week
I was bored and playing around today with my week's menus, when I cam across a recipe that called for low sodium "soy" sauce..so I googled that. I really didn't think it would work-but wow, it did...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low Sodium Trail Recipe For The Week
January 29, 8:03pm

Re: Re: My newest cooking website
I will! :-) I added tonight a Morocan Lentil Soup that is soooo good! The leftovers are on my dehydrator right now. Yumyumyum! I am adding a spice blend that one of the East Coast guys came up w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My newest cooking website
January 25, 10:24pm

Re: Re: bullion cubes just say no!
Yep, we have some near me. I work for www.importfood.com - we run an online Thai/Japanese with some Chinese and Indian website. I love my job...I get to try new foods all the time! :-D (Which ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » bullion cubes, just say no!
January 25, 6:22pm

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