Good Hiking Foods

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What are some good hiking foods to carry on the trail?

Good Hiking Foods

Still at a loss about what to carry with you when you hike? Good hiking foods aren't that hard to come by, and they don't need to be expensive, either. Some staple hiking foods that should always be in your backpack include:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Hard cheese and sturdy crackers, or canned meat and crackers.
  • Peanut butter.
  • Candy (like a Snickers bar in cooler weather) or trail mix
  • Beef or other meat jerky
  • Dried fruit
  • Bagels or pita bread for shorter trips
  • Spices and seasonings
Good hiking foods should fill you up but still have enough protein to keep you going. Remember, you'll be using a lot more calories than normal if you hike all day, so you'll need nutritional meals with plenty of energy-packing protein to keep you going.



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