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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.
CityKing County
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Contributing to the Economy - Or Not
OK, I read the article and for the life of me, I am just not following why it is an evil. Because the cost of business (what the firms take off the top) hasn't gone down? The article went ALL o...

In Chaff » The Value of Honest Work - Or Not
December 17, 2:06pm

Re: Naughty list....
Add that idiot lady who was installing "art" in NP's on rocks....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 17, 1:57pm

Lol..they even sell frosting in metal cans now, kind of like squeeze cheeze. Hehehe.......

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
December 17, 1:56pm

Re: Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
So you are saying I should beat that message like a dead horse on Social Media "Hi, my name is Sarah Kirkconnell. Give me mah free stuff!!!!!!" ;-) It'll go well in my second pa...

In Gear Deals » Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
December 16, 8:19pm

Re: Packit Gourmet smoothies PS: The mixes all have saturated fat due to coconut/palm oils....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packit Gourmet smoothies
December 15, 1:47pm

In or Out?
So I gotta ask those who got bit and were sick, was the cat an indoor or an outdoor cat? I wonder which cats carry more disease? We don't let our cat out (nor the cat before) for various reason...

In Chaff » Public Service
December 12, 8:30am

Re: Public Service
Yikes!! Hope it heals fast!!!! My Dad got scratched by a cat once, while working, and it caused him to develop this seriously scary lump on his lower neck. Ewwwww.......

In Chaff » Public Service
December 11, 2:49pm

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
Read my post title above. And think it out a bit. Eating to live is a bit overrated. You need to enjoy ALL of life, and eating is part of that. But hey, whatta do I know....enjoy your brick o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 11, 10:37am

Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
I know one of my hiking partners, who is barely taller than me - he might be 5'6", can outhike most tall guys. He was a Marine and had to keep up with guys who were 6 feet tall. So he lear...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 11, 10:30am

Exactly! The best defense is not sticking around. My Daddy taught me that one. Which is important especially for women - being rude may just well save your life. Too many women are taught to be &qu...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 10, 8:18am

All Reader Reviews by Sarah Kirkconnell

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OR (Outdoor Research)
Around 2 years ago, a pair of kids gaiters my son was using started fraying, so I emailed them to ask about repairs, since I live in the Seattle area. They instead sent me two pairs of the kids gaiter...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 13, 10:31pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Larabars have 14 flavors out, all of which are "raw food" style (not cooked). While small bars, they fill you up. They are also all vegan. Consider it a bar of fruit, berries and nuts gro...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 11, 5:28pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Long time REI customer, but do I shop there as much these days? No. What changed me was the very obvious shift in the Seattle area stores. A couple years ago many of the older experienced employees d...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 11, 9:25am

Big Agnes
Very easy to email their customer service Department. They responded quickly, took care of the issue (leaking BA pad). I was given the links to return my pad, and within a week, I received an email no...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 11, 9:17am

REI Quarterdome
A good lightweight starter tent that is reasonably priced and easy to set up. Could it do better? Yes. I bought a Quarterdome for my son and me, as we needed a freestanding tent for coastal and l...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 11, 9:11am

REI Roadster UL Solo
A tiny little two wall shelter perfect for shorter people. A number of my female hiking friends have the Roadster, which was recently discontinued, but is on a super sale at currentl...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 11, 8:49am

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I acquired a BA pad about a year ago, after seeing so many friends get them and rave. And yes, it is worth it. It is the heaviest sleeping pad I own, but sleeping on it is heaven. If you side sleep, t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 11, 8:39am

LLBean Celia Daypack
The Celia is a women only pack. I bought one last year originally for snowshoeing trips, but found that it works for light packing trips well. It is a hybrid loader, appearing to be a traditional t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 09, 4:20pm

Therm-A-Rest Prolite Compressible Pillows
We own the small, medium and the large versions of the Prolite pillow. My son uses the small, me the medium and my husband the large. The medium is 18x14" and weighs in at a hefty 9 ounces. I h...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 09, 4:06pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
I have the Prolite ladies sit pad in hot pink. It weighs in at about 3 1/2 ounces, so yes, it is a luxury to bring along. I find I carry it most on dayhikes and snowshoeing trips. It has handled m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 09, 9:06am