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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.
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: Meat serving and beef jerky
I'd agree with Ian. Go by how much protein is in a serving, not size. Also, plan on soaking the jerky for a good time - it works, just needs time. And chop it up dry.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meat serving and beef jerky
June 30, 10:06am

Re: Pronto?
It doesn't - wish it did! Btw, for truly instant FBC friendly pasta, that is easy: Cook pasta, but cut time by 2 minutes. Drain, rinse and drain. Spread out and dyhydrate, till well, hard. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 29, 12:18pm

Re: Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
No kidding. The sheer level of ads and......really badly done sponsored posts on FB is cringe worthy. I don't have an issue with sponsored work, but the way they wrap ads into a "post"...

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
June 27, 10:57pm

Re: Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
Basically is dead. The big killer was last year when they took the "new site" look live and it was horrid. They apparently paid way too much for something that was designed for ...

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
June 26, 11:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Barilla Pronto Pasta
I was excited too when I first saw it and then was "oh, what! I have been doing this all along!!" My favorite pasta dishes at home I cook a pound of pasta in about 5 cups liquid in a pot....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 26, 11:43pm

Re: packaging wet ingredients on the trail
Did ya know that Just Mayo is going to have packets soon? ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 26, 2:16pm

Re: Barilla Pronto Pasta
You can cold cook pasta in its liquid easily. It isn't precooked, just made thinner and shorter for a quick cook. I used the same method for many recipes - in one pot meals - http://www.trail...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 26, 2:11pm

Re: Sulfite Free Trail Mix - Source Needed
I am happy you liked it!! I like the lighter texture - where nuts can be so heavy, seeds are not :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sulfite Free Trail Mix - Source Needed
June 22, 11:12pm

Re: Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 18
Love it as usual :-) Please keep them coming - it gives me a chance to catch up on my reading :-D

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 18
June 10, 4:41pm

Re: Oh my sunshine!
I know everyone cracks jokes that the West side of the Cascades is dreary, but it isn't THAT bad. Sure...we have less light in winter, and yes, it gets dark at 4'ish in the dead of winter. ...

In Chaff » Suggestions for homestead-able land locations
June 10, 4:17pm

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