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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
My Website URLhttp://www.trailcooking.com

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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: nutrition
Advice? Just don't over plan. Don't plan out 3 months of food in one swoop. You WILL get sick of whatever you think you might like at the start. If you go the liquid route, you will end up ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » nutrition on the pct
April 04, 12:23pm

Re: Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
You need to read my friend Kathy Hester's works. http://healthyslowcooking.com/ I can give you more links...my personal blog is mostly plant-based so have met quite a few other PBD bloggers...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegetarian Recipes Website Rec?
April 04, 12:21pm

Re: BPA & Tritan, and more reasons not to use plastic
Enjoy carrying US made mason jars while you hike ;-) Hahhah.... In all seriousness: Your carpeting in your home is much worse for you than the bottle you sip out of a few times a year.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 04, 12:19pm

Re: "Paleo Meals to Go"
I loved that they include a packet or two of sea salt :-) I was so happy!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo Meals to Go
April 02, 2:46pm

Re: Several days food!
Packitgourmet does some of that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Several days food!
April 02, 2:46pm

Re: Paleo Meals to Go
I have reviewed 2 of the 3 meals and I can tell you that they are phenomenal in taste. Yes, it was my review that Brian linked to :-) Is it pricey? Yes, but you get what you pay for - the beef o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo Meals to Go
April 01, 1:34pm

Re: Finding romance on the trail
I met my husband while hiking. In off-season, in a massive downpour, in the Olympics. Real romantic ;-) Although we met online first through one of the hiking forums, and had made plans to hike - a...

In Chaff » Finding romance on the trail
March 29, 5:18pm

Re: Rehydration temperature
I have often compared commercial freeze-dried meals to Chef Boyardee in cans. It will fill you up, but not necessarily with in depth flavor. Having said that, freeze-dried components, such as ve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Good pot cozy video...also not bringing FBC food to the boil.
March 27, 4:34pm

Re: Rehydration temperature
As noted, you can rehydrate most foods with any temp water - as long as you have time and patience ;-) A cozy will help speed it up of course...and keep your meal hot.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Good pot cozy video...also not bringing FBC food to the boil.
March 27, 1:05pm

Re: Costco Freeze dried fruit/veggies
Huh, that is not one I know either....too bad it isn't Thrive! That brand is good :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Costco Freeze dried fruit/veggies
March 25, 10:30pm

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