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Backpacking Snacks that Will Keep You Satisfied And Fueled

Keep in mind:

Amount of calories: Enough calories to burn. Consume 2x the amount you normally would.

Weight and space consumption: Choose lightweight items to carry. Repacking in a resealable baggy. Dehydrated meals.

Nutritional value: Carbohydrates. Proteins and complex carbohydrates.

Keep things simple: Keep meals simple. Limited number of ingredient.

Egg with bacon in fry pan on campsite. Top view.

Trail snacks:


In its many forms, is extremely high in protein and sodium. Both of which are very useful for the body on an extended hike. Jerky is also durable and will last multiple days even after tearing opening the package.


It is a staple for hikers on the trail. It keeps you full for longer, and the consistency  and texture is super dense, and it tastes good. It’s the perfect quick breakfast or midday snack to have on a hike.


Nuts provide ample amount of nutritional benefits for the body. They’re packed with healthy fats, protein to feed your sore muscles, and the right amount of calories to keep your body fueled. Trail mix is also a good “go-to” option as well.

 Nutrition bars

It is the ideal on-the-go snack that won’t require you to take a full break to eat them. They can be used as a meal replacement if you aren’t planning to take a lunch break or if you don’t have enough time to prepare a meal. However, some bars simply won’t cut it. In terms of providing your body with adequate nutrition to continue hiking, you should be mindful when choosing the right nutrition bars to bring. When choosing a bar, look for ones with real ingredients and a significant amount of protein, carbohydrates, and multi vitamins to keep your body fueled longer.

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