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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: Re: Dehydrating 101 cheat and go visit and stock up. Lazy can win.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » mountain house alternatives!
March 04, 10:50pm

Dehydrating 101 This is the section for dehydrating on my site.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » mountain house alternatives!
March 04, 8:56pm

Re: mountain house alternatives!
Thanks Larry for the shoutout. I personally am not a huge fan of drying full meals. I like having components on hand to make meals. Because I also keep these items on hand for at home use. But more...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » mountain house alternatives!
March 04, 8:54pm

Re: disgusting recipes!
Remember colors. Grey/brown/yellow are not appetizing ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » disgusting recipes!
March 04, 8:43pm

Re: HA versus plain Aluminum
That's totally true Sumi, they are still usable - just! ;-)

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
March 02, 10:15pm

Ziploc is by far my favorite.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Bags for FBC?
March 02, 10:13pm

Re: Cheese
I usually carry the single packets (the ones that look like string cheese). This way the cheese doesn't get all grubby with dirty hands and what not - and is portioned at 1 ounce.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quesadillas
March 01, 8:59pm

Re: Dried meat
Dried meat can be cold soaked. If it is freeze dried, even faster. So don't worry about that using more fuel!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quesadillas
February 27, 9:17am

Re: Chris.
Another trick for noisy pots is paper towels. Stops clanking and later on makes a great cleanup item if needed. I like paper towels. I'm willing to carry the minimal weight. Makes a good food p...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
February 26, 12:28pm

Re: Measuring Cups
I have a bajillion from the pharmacy. You can ask for many styles as well.....

In GEAR » Measuring Cups
February 25, 7:25pm

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