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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: Engineering vs Liberal Arts
I don't know....my husband holds his university degree in fine arts, yet works in tech. He thinks differently than others, who hold IT degrees, he is a problem solver. No one cares in reality w...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
October 31, 12:26pm

Re: Cold Showers
My weirdo brother swims in Penn Cove, off of Whidbey Island two times a day and only takes the worst months off (Dec-Jan). His red blood cell count is what usually high performing athletes have - s...

In Chaff » Cold Showers
October 25, 2:52pm

http://www.gazingin.com/2012/11/20/i-get-inspired-by-you-all/ I just realized I had never posted this recipe on Trail Cooking (Gazing In is my at home blog). It is even better than the original ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
October 23, 2:09pm

I am glad you like it! :-) It has been so nice to be able to add salt as I need it, not the other way around - and i can use sea salt :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
October 23, 2:05pm

Re: All these tiny places cause me to twitch

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 23, 9:55am

Re: Fatten it up.
I have to agree with you - chickpeas are a sponge and suck everything up! Oil will help a lot :-) Also...coconut. Cause I love it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
October 23, 9:52am

Re: All these tiny places cause me to twitch
Lol Doug. ;-) Saves water as well!!

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 8:05pm

It is easy to make your own :-) http://www.trailcooking.com/dry-mixes-seasonings/vegan-friendly-broth-powder/

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
October 22, 7:58pm

All these tiny places cause me to twitch
If I was single with no children, I'd be OK with a studio place or a small 1 bedroom. But gah, no way do I want to live where my toilet is in my shower. You can all have that. I like my hous...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 4:10pm

Re: Looks great!
Thank you! :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
October 22, 4:02pm

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