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20 Foods Perfect for Bringing on Your Next Backpacking Adventure

Updated on April 30, 2024

Because the last thing you want to be is miles from civilization without a decent meal stowed away.

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Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out, you need to make sure you pack enough food to avoid hunger pains when out on the trail. Basic camping rations are fine but don’t exactly satisfy the tastebuds. That’s why you need a wholesome roster of foods that can be packed away and eaten later, whether that’s a filling breakfast or a no-cook dinner. Luckily, we’ve gathered our best flavorful and easy-to-make meals that will keep you well-fed and energized. From beef jerky to amazing, plant-based wraps, there’s sure to be something in this gallery to suit every situation, starting with these fully loaded snack bars. Snack bars are great for bringing on an outdoor adventure, but the ones from the store can be expensive and loaded with questionable ingredients. These flavor-packed bars are simple to make and chock-full of healthy, satisfying ingredients.

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Photo: Matt Armendariz

Tortilla Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be challenging to create this meal outdoors. These tortilla breakfast wraps pack up perfectly and can be heated up quickly over a fire (as long as you wrap them in foil first!).

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Photo: Teri Lyn Fisher

Kimbap

The popular Korean snack kimbap is popular for picnics and lunches out-of-doors. Feel free to customize the ingredients inside to suit your personal taste or adventure plans.

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Power Snack Mix

This power snack mix is the ultimate combination of salty and sweet. Loaded with protein, you’ll find yourself unable to resist munching and crunching on this nutty blend.

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