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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: Getting Married. Destination wedding?
Question is: Will it just be you, the Mrs. and someone to marry you? Or are you expecting others to come? If so....don't. Only do a destination wedding if it is for you two. Otherwise, go...

In Chaff » Getting Married. Destination wedding?
July 29, 1:52pm

Totally normal reaction to TVP. I can only eat it in very, very small amounts (less than 1 Tablespoon dry). Oh lord.....worst night ever was Fantastic Foods burrito/taco filling. I swear childbirth...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » TVP
July 27, 9:17pm

Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
So David... What generation do YOU belong to? Gen X being yuppies. Snorting. It is kind of hard to go out for multi-day trips when Gen X is taking care of kids, their parents and for many,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 25, 9:59am

Re: Cheese
Justin, Romano is the same - mostly. It just has to do with where it is made and what milk is used. It can often be made with sheep or goat's milk, although cow is used also. Both it and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 23, 10:33pm

Re: Bacpacker recent issue
Marko, that is because the recipes are all shot inside, in a studio. And many of the recipes are not UL hiking doable by any means.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 22, 2:53pm

Re: Bacpacker recent issue
The sealed packets, especially the plastic ones by Kraft, have a VERY long shelf life. Kraft Parmesan cheese has cellulose added to it now, which keeps it the same constantly. It stays pourable and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 11:40pm

Re: Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
Monday seems to becoming a "go explore nature" day :-) One tall teen and two wee ones ;-)

In Chaff » Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
July 21, 11:37pm

Re: Bacpacker recent issue
If you buy a good brand of Parmesan cheese - the real, imported stuff, it has a very short list of ingredients. It lasts because it is already a very hard (dry) cheese. Cheddar if made right also l...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 11:32pm

Re: People who don't enjoy a hammock. why not a hammock?
My husband likes his hammock. I am OK with it. But with 3 kids, not going to happen. He sleeps in his hammock while I get kicked in the head all night...lol!

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 5:57pm

Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
Many foods now say "refrigerate after opening" and they didn't 20-30 years ago. It all comes down to liability and insurance, not that it needs to be done. Ever wonder why vinegar hea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 5:51pm

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