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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.
CityKing County
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All Forum Posts by Sarah Kirkconnell

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Re: economics
I can't remember the name of the shots she took - but there was a reason they were pricey, one of course was they were still under patent. Whatever they were, they did amazing things for her - ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 30, 8:37am

Re: Disability SocSec
Easy to get disability? HAHAHA...oh man, anyone who believes that load of horse manure has never worked to get someone disability help. It took my Mom years to get hers finalized. And she had kidne...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 28, 2:58pm

Re: 529
I funded my oldest son's 529 with my measly child support checks that I have been receiving since he was 7. He is 17 now. So no, it isn't just "affluent" people using it. Sometime...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 11:39pm

Re: Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
Butter powder is great for taste as well - it gives a depth if you use it with oil :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Butter vs Olive Oil
January 25, 10:08pm

Re: Mocking, mocking, always mocking
Toy pots? Lol! That is a good one :-D Love it!

In Chaff » Mocking, mocking, always mocking
January 21, 9:18am

Re: school
Nope, I'm just frugal. I waste my money on other fancy food. LOL. Or $65 olive trees. My Suburban Home Stead is an example of where people spend their money. My husband's money ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 10:49pm

Re: school
I pay $35 a month for my smartphone service ;-) The difference is I shopped around and use TMobile. Cable? People have that? I don't because I see no reason (I use Amazon Prime at $100-ish a ye...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 5:59pm

Re: Are You in That 1%?? is a loaded question. But one that always has me wondering... Who do lower income people give to? Is it mostly churches? Who do higher income brackets give to? I ask this...bec...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:38am

Re: school
A $600 iphone to $100,000 in loans isn't exactly the same. Just saying.

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 20, 9:18am

Re: Thanks
I've never had a packet of oil leak. Buy from Minimus. BTW, yes, there are different tubes of pastes at the store, look up high in the pasta section. You can get pesto, garlic, sundried tom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 18, 2:42pm

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