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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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Thermarest Prolite 3 Ladies Regular
I have had my Prolite pad for nearly two years now. It is a regular in my backpack. On very cold trips I take my Big Agnes Insulated Aircore, but for most trips the Prolite comes along. My model co...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 09, 9:03am

REI Sub Kilo 15* Ladies Regular
In the past year I have become a cold sleeper, and find even in summer I need a warm sleeping bag. I choose the Sub Kilo based on materials, weight, price and REI's incredible return policy. Ov...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 8:56am

GSI Hard Anodized Double Boiler Set
I purchased the Double Boiler set about 1 1/2 years ago. The set comes with a small pot (16 ounces) and a larger pot that holds 1.25 quarts. It also comes with a lid that works on either. It has handl...

In Cookware - Other
December 08, 6:38pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
I bought the model that has become the "Racer" when they first came to the market, around two or three years ago. We also own a traditional backcountry shovel. Both my husband and me carry a...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 08, 9:35am

Mountainsmith Ghost
The Ghost made me a fan of panel loaders. My husband and me have a 2002 model (the blue style). It was the pack that got me into going light. I still use the Ghost on certain trips. I like that I can ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 07, 12:22am

Sling-Light Chair w/ body and kneck rest
A friend of mine has one, and I fell in love with it on a trip this year. My husband surprised me with a blue one mid summer. At 5' 4" I can sit down in it very comfortably. My husband, who i...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 06, 9:30pm