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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: Granola and Gluten-free
Bob's Red Mill makes a great GF oat btw. As for granola, it is very easy to make - baking is simple. http://www.gazingin.c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 17, 9:08am

Lol.....having 3 boys does that to a woman ;-)

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 16, 9:15am

Don't make get out the hair clippers you two ;-) Wait till you fall asleep.....

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 15, 4:02pm

Re: Cost
When I found out how much my husband was paying for digital cable I blew my top. It was nearly $100 a MONTH. For something that was barely used. So I told him he could have the pricy bike he wanted...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 15, 9:31am

Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
It's very easy to brag about not having cable these days - I know, we got rid of it 3 years ago or so. But, I find that pretty fake when people say it and still have a! We may...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 4:47pm

Re: Foraging
Most public lands have rules for personal consumption BTW on the books. For example, at Rainier it is one quart per person, per day. Takes a bit of time to get a quart I can tell you! Now then,...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 10:12pm

Re: Foraging
I have no qualms about foraging. The key is that overall my style of it isn't doing any damage. I don't over pick. Wild food goes bad fast once picked. So you eat as you forage. You can'...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 9:51pm

Re: Secret Fort
Dangit Ian!! I told you to not tell anyone about my secret bunker off of Rattlesnake Ridge ;-) If he hadn't killed his family, that whole bunker thing would have been funny. Good god.

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 9:35pm

How a LNT Nazi Got Cured....
So...years ago I had a friend/hiking partner who would NEVER EVER shut up about LNT. They had been a ranger for a few years for a NP. It was beyond annoying - if you happened to drop a tiny flake o...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 2:46pm

Re: No Fire S'mores
The concept of modern marshmallows is very much American. And no, modern US marshmallows have NONE of the original ingredients. They are not even made with eggs anymore. Corn syrup, honey or maple ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 09, 9:08am

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