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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: Re: Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
Ouch, Justin. That happened to Hoosierdaddy a few years back on a trip with me. I rarely make fires. I made one for him and tended it to keep him warm. We had hiked 18 miles in below freezing temps...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 01, 3:37pm

Re: Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
I have 3 kids. If I plan anything one or more gets sick. Yeesh. I have learned now to spring trips on them - then the germs don't have time to conspire ;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 01, 11:01am

Re: Group cooking
Forced inclusion ;-) Hehehe Works for Boy Scouts, make it work for adults. It is sad/funny that I have done many BS cooking presentations over the years - and so many boys don't even have a clu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 9:19am

Re: Group cooking
I don't do group cooking stuff normally - even when I went with groups, we almost always cooked meals ourself, but ate together usually. It worked well. The reason behind this is it teaches ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 25, 11:35pm

Re: Bob's pea flour vs Whole Foods pea flakes
The pea flakes work fine for FBC and even no cook. They are precooked and will rehydrate easily. The flours? They do need a quick cook though. Otherwise they are raw - and your stomach will not ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 11:31pm

Re: split pea soup
Exactly ;-) Hehehe! And going there is fun too!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: split pea soup
Jerry, the flour does need to be cooked. Although, ahem, if one has a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix), you can grind the precooked and dried peas from Harmony, and then you do have FBC ready ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 25, 10:49am

Re: just pay attention to your body
I have said it so many times, and it is nearly always true: Take what you like to eat. You can take the healthiest foods known to the Earth, but if you can't get yourself to eat them, it is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 24, 11:02pm

Re: split pea soup
http://blog.trailcooking.com/2012/07/07/green-pea-soup/ You can also buy green pea flour via Bob's Red Mill - and it makes soup I might add :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 24, 10:58pm

Re: split pea soup
http://www.trailcooking.com/soups/split-pea-bacon-soup/ You can buy ready to use split peas from Harmony House Foods online - they are already cooked and dehydrated :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » split pea soup
August 24, 10:55pm

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 REIoutlet.com 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