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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: 529
I funded my oldest son's 529 with my measly child support checks that I have been receiving since he was 7. He is 17 now. So no, it isn't just "affluent" people using it. Sometime...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 11:39pm

Re: Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
Butter powder is great for taste as well - it gives a depth if you use it with oil :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
January 25, 10:08pm

Re: Mocking, mocking, always mocking
Toy pots? Lol! That is a good one :-D Love it!

In Chaff » Mocking, mocking, always mocking
January 21, 9:18am

Re: school
Nope, I'm just frugal. I waste my money on other fancy food. LOL. Or $65 olive trees. My Suburban Home Stead is an example of where people spend their money. My husband's money ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 10:49pm

Re: school
I pay $35 a month for my smartphone service ;-) The difference is I shopped around and use TMobile. Cable? People have that? I don't because I see no reason (I use Amazon Prime at $100-ish a ye...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 5:59pm

Re: Are You in That 1%?? is a loaded question. But one that always has me wondering... Who do lower income people give to? Is it mostly churches? Who do higher income brackets give to? I ask this...bec...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:38am

Re: school
A $600 iphone to $100,000 in loans isn't exactly the same. Just saying.

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:18am

Re: Thanks
I've never had a packet of oil leak. Buy from Minimus. BTW, yes, there are different tubes of pastes at the store, look up high in the pasta section. You can get pesto, garlic, sundried tom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 18, 2:42pm

Re: Vitamix 3600
Even better ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
January 16, 8:57am

Re: Irish Soda Bread
Mike, Thanks! If there is ANYTHING you'd like me to add, please let me know :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Irish Soda Bread Recipe
January 16, 8:56am

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