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Getting bored of the snacks I usually bring and looking for new ideas. So, what does your hike snacking consist of?


Sat May 22, 2010 4:45 pm
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I bring a nice collection of goodies:

Snack size candy bars
small boxes of raisins
Blueberry or Strawberry granola bars
Cinnamon Toast crunch or Honey nut Cherrios cereal bar
Sour Patch kids or sour gummy worms (you would be amazed how much a little sour candy recharges you towards the end of a long day :lol: )

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I like a good hunk of cheese with some stone wheat thins.
Had fresh red raspberries today on Osceola. Those really hit the spot.
Then there's always good old peanut m&m's and dried cranberries.


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I can't eat chocolate so my new fave is yogurt covered raisins.

I usually start the trip with a muffin top. They sell 'em at Hannaford's bakeries. Throughout the hike I nibble on nuts mixed with dried cranberries, banana chips and peanut butter chips.

I like the Maple Nut Cliff bars too. For a kick I buy the Stinger Chews. Cherry blossom is my favorite. :)

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Kathy wrote:
I usually start the trip with a muffin top.

Me too. Unfortunately I still have it after the hike too ;)

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Sat May 22, 2010 8:41 pm
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My newest thing is to mix Tamari Almonds with raisins and chocolate covered peanuts. I also bring along a couple of Kashi granola bars and a PB&J. That last few times I've hiked I have also carried a protein powdered drink in a nalgene, but mostly only because I didn't drink it all before the hike started.


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I also hear people rave about choclate covered coffee beans. Personally I don't drink coffee (hate the taste) but if you do I would imagine that these would be right up your alley.

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Cant do a hike without my Reeses PB cups. Sometimes Ill bring yogurt covered granola bars, beef jerkey, pineapple rings, Cadbury fruit and nut chocolate bars or combos but always have the Reeses. My 2 year old loves Jelly Belly jellybeans to so whenever shes along I dip into those too.

I also hate water with a passion, just tatse like liquid dirt to me, so i always hike with Powerades, Sobe Lifewaters, or Vitamin Waters. Dont know if it counts as a snack but all that sugar is good for energy.


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I get a plastic sandwich bag and throw, honey roasted peanuts, Cheez-it crackers, and m+m's in a giant mix. Lately, I've also had some dried pineapple. I usually have an emergency stash of two Snickers bars in my first aid kit.

Plain water is just fine. It makes the after-hike beer taste that much better.

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Mostly Clifbars because I tend to really not want to eat while hiking, and they are some of the best nutrition for the least mass. Maybe some cold McD's breakfast items too.

I'd prefer to drink Gatorade but I hate cleaning water bladders. Usually I'll bring some sort of non-water drink. I love the post-hike beer, but for weight reasons stick to 80+ proof on the trail.


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This past winter I started bringing cookie dough. Awesome. It would freeze, but thaw out almost instantly when I ate it. Lots of calories per once. Gets a little sticky when it's warm out though. Other than that, nothing that hasn't already been mentioned.


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Thank you all, when I googled all the ideas where pretty much different types of trail mix. Now off to the grocery store, then to Osceola.


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My latest additions are Snickers, Sweet Tarts, and Sour Skittles. The latter aren't so great in cold weather though, unless you like food that shatters in your mouth. :)

The usuals still hold - fruit flavored Clif-type bars, and a sandwich or two (jelly instead of peanut butter - goes down easier).

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Always a banana, apple and two cheese sticks/baybel cheese wheels other than that it's just what I have in the house and I always make a stop at the gas station of exit 28 off 93 and grab a coffee and some other snacks if I forgot something.


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I bring a lot of different stuff, not all on the same hike though.

Home made Gorp: unsalted dry roasted peanuts, Craisins, and peanut M&M's.

Crasins

Beef Jerky

Twizzlers

Cheez-its

Some sort of energy bar

I found a great premixed trail mix at Walmart, it's the Cajun mix. It is really good.

And when Cherries are in season, I bring a pound of those. :P

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