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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:Stolen, etc....
One time my husband complained to a stove company about the Piezo breaking. And for no known reason they sent him a freaking dozen of brand name stoves to him. None had Piezos. Lol. Then they never...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 30, 3:25pm

Re: Bob.....
Euro food is labeled considerably different than US food is. If anything, our "Nanny State" here tells a lot more - often voluntarily - than Euro brands do. For example, in the US, food m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 18, 9:11am

Re: Re: Gluten free granola
Parchment paper helps a LOT. So does a bench scraper :-D (the tool bakers use)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 17, 10:15am

Years ago I was on the PCT up above Crystal Ski Area in Washington, putzing down a section that was very narrow, on a hillside. A mt. biker came up behind us. He KNEW bikes were banned on the PCT a...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 17, 9:20am

Re: Granola and Gluten-free
Bob's Red Mill makes a great GF oat btw. As for granola, it is very easy to make - baking is simple. http://www.gazingin.com/2012/06/04/coconut-cranberry-granola/ http://www.gazingin.c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 17, 9:08am

Lol.....having 3 boys does that to a woman ;-)

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 16, 9:15am

Don't make get out the hair clippers you two ;-) Wait till you fall asleep.....

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 15, 4:02pm

Re: Cost
When I found out how much my husband was paying for digital cable I blew my top. It was nearly $100 a MONTH. For something that was barely used. So I told him he could have the pricy bike he wanted...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 15, 9:31am

Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
It's very easy to brag about not having cable these days - I know, we got rid of it 3 years ago or so. But, I find that pretty fake when people say it and still have a computer..lol! We may...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 4:47pm

Re: Foraging
Most public lands have rules for personal consumption BTW on the books. For example, at Rainier it is one quart per person, per day. Takes a bit of time to get a quart I can tell you! Now then,...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 10:12pm

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