5 Amazing Snacks for Your Next Trip!

When it comes to backpacking, there is breakfast, there is dinner, and then there is everything else in between. During the daytime, we are moving around, climbing peaks, trekking from one point to the next. We don’t┬áhave time to break out the stove and cook a meal. Choosing what to eat during this “in between” time can be difficult. The goals should be; to select the best snack that is easily packable (i.e. small), contains a solid amount of calories, and tastes great. Below is a selection of snacks that fit the bill. These snacks are great even if you are not backpacking. Give them a try!


1. Honey Stinger Waffles


Honey Stinger Waffles are a huge BC favorite. The are certified USDA Organic and pack 160 calories into 1 oz. The taste is fantastic and they are completely flat. They come in honey, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The original honey is still our favorite.

2. Mario Kalmata Olive Quick Packs


If you haven’t tried them yet, you are truly missing out. 50 calories per 1.05 oz pack. Not a lot of calories, but they do pack well. They are a trail delight for your mouth. There are a few different flavors, but the Kalmatas with thyme are excellent.

3. Bobo’s All Natural Apricot Oat Bars


This bar will keep the hungriest of backpackers satisfied. Bobo’s Oat Bars weigh 3 ounces and are organic. Each bar contains 360 calories. Dense little suckers, but that’s what makes them so great! They come in 14 flavors, 4 of which are gluten free. Check them out Bobo’s Oat Bars webpage.

4. Sun-Rype Fruit Bars


2 servings of fruit in each bar. Fruit Source bars weigh 1.3 ounces and come in mango, strawberry, and blueberry. SunRype even has a fruit + veggie bar, and believe it or not, it is awesome too!

5. Mama Mellace’s S’mores Snack Mix


Saved the best for last. Addictive, uh, yes. Mama Mellace’s S’mores mix does not come in small servings so you will have to repack them. Soo worth it!


When we pack our food for longer backpacking trips, we usually carry about 4 of these delicious snacks to fill the “in between” time. We may fluctuate from this number depending on the intensity of the activities we plan to perform during each day of the excursion.

-Tom

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