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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: Marijuana the Devil's Lettuce
Lol.....that was a good one ;-) And yet, a year out and I have not once thought "I need to go get legal weed". Geebuz, what is wrong with me?!? I live 4 miles from a legal weed shop ev...

In Chaff » Marijuana Legal in Washington for One Year
July 09, 1:45pm

Re: Foil chicken
Yep, as Ed says. I only use the 3 ounce cans when it is one person (they have a pull top btw). As for smell, just bag your garbage and store properly. It will be just fine here in Wa.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » favorite kid's meals
July 09, 1:41pm

Re: favorite kid's meals
My oldest son lived off of these two recipes for years: I'd add in a 3-ounce can of chicken to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » favorite kid's meals
July 06, 11:56pm

Re: other than ramen
Yes, oven will work just fine! Pasta needs movement in lots of water to cook right - and also to avoid a starch out, unless the recipe is using said starch to provide a thick sauce ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 05, 9:43am

Re: Pricey Air Dried
Baked ramen used to be easier to find - but it was never popular. It was OK overall, but honestly, the fried type has a much different texture. Now then..... Chuka Soba noodles, sold in the Asia...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 04, 10:21am

Re: need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
You mean......"real food"? ;-) Just eat what you like. But don't overthink it. Personally, I like to actually chew my food, not drink it ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 10:18am

Re: Ramen
Yep, ramen is fried and dried. Which is why you can rehydrate it with cold water BTW, and make pasta salads with it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 03, 11:05am

Re: Curios...
Signed up. It feels warm and fuzzy. Like I just went back in time to the heyday of it all. I've missed it!

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
July 02, 12:16am

Re: Meat serving and beef jerky
I'd agree with Ian. Go by how much protein is in a serving, not size. Also, plan on soaking the jerky for a good time - it works, just needs time. And chop it up dry.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meat serving and beef jerky
June 30, 10:06am

Re: Pronto?
It doesn't - wish it did! Btw, for truly instant FBC friendly pasta, that is easy: Cook pasta, but cut time by 2 minutes. Drain, rinse and drain. Spread out and dyhydrate, till well, hard. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 29, 12:18pm

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