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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: Bacpacker recent issue
If you buy a good brand of Parmesan cheese - the real, imported stuff, it has a very short list of ingredients. It lasts because it is already a very hard (dry) cheese. Cheddar if made right also l...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 11:32pm

Re: People who don't enjoy a hammock. why not a hammock?
My husband likes his hammock. I am OK with it. But with 3 kids, not going to happen. He sleeps in his hammock while I get kicked in the head all night...lol!

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 5:57pm

Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
Many foods now say "refrigerate after opening" and they didn't 20-30 years ago. It all comes down to liability and insurance, not that it needs to be done. Ever wonder why vinegar hea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 5:51pm

Re: I admit I am a wuss
I usually fall asleep around 2 am, wake up at first light. I do though sleep a LOT better if I have a campmate who snores. I sleep great then. It is like having a white noise machine ;-) But I d...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 16, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
Ice cold water. Lol! All over me a few second later ;-)

In Chaff » Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
July 16, 4:10pm

I admit I am a wuss
I love hiking. I love the outdoors. But honestly, I don't actually like sleeping outside. I have never enjoyed that part. I have often seen backpacking as a means to an end - so I can see more ...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 16, 2:47pm

Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
Sometimes a hike is good for all of us - and you know that moment when the teenager forgets to be cool - and is having fun. Yeah, I could wish that feeling never went away! He starts showing hi...

In Chaff » Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
July 16, 2:39pm

Re: Clothes for Wonderland Trail in early September
In September it gets dark earlier up high - and the winds are usually chilly at night - but still nice in the daytime hours :-) I've been snowed on twice on Labor Day trips - and then a day or ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clothes for Wonderland Trail in early September
July 14, 2:09pm

Re: Re: Bean Sprouts
Although ramen + PB + sweet chili sauce is decent enough ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Needsome rulings on my latest dehydrated Pad Thai attempt
July 09, 9:07pm

Re: Needsome rulings on my latest dehydrated Pad Thai attempt
If you want a suggestion: http://importfood.com/nrmm2110.html A package of it and a GSI trail wok and the living is good ;-) The one real issue with dehydrating the results of a good home cooke...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Needsome rulings on my latest dehydrated Pad Thai attempt
July 08, 10:34pm

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