Advanced Search +

10 Tasty Backpacking Snacks

Posted by 
June 21, 2013
Published in News & Tips > Camping > Backpacking
3066   Comment

1 guy mountainsWhen you’re traversing hills and valleys on a backpacking trip, it’s great to take a breather every so often to enjoy a delicious snack and refuel your body for the climbing, descending and sweating that lies ahead.

Below, you’ll find 10 great snacks for backpacking that are lightweight, convenient and packed full of energy and nutritional value:

  1. Energy bars. Take your pick from choices such as Clif Bar, PowerBar and Larabar. Alternatively, make your own energy bars. Lots of recipes are available online -- check out this recipe for an oats and sun-dried bananas bar and this recipe for a hot fudge brownie bar.

  2. Pouches of salmon, tuna or chicken. These great snack foods are packed full of protein. Eat alone, or use as a topping for crackers. Best of all, the super-convenient pouch eliminates your need for carrying a can opener. 

  3. Dried fruit. Apricots, dates, bananas and cherries are delicious treats!

  4. Jerky. Purchase your favorite kind of jerky, or make your own with help from a food dehydrator.

  5. Powdered sports drinks. Take a break from plain water and take in essential electrolytes by sipping on a sports drink mixed from a powder. An alternative to powdered sports drinks are hydration tablets, which also provide electrolytes and other nutrients.

  6. Trail mix. Customize your own trail mix by combining your favorite nuts, dried fruits, chocolate candies, pretzels and more. The options are limitless!

  7. Peanut butter. Spread a little of this on a bagel or tortilla for a calorie-dense (read: energy-dense!) snack laden with protein and good fat. Keep this snack lightweight by choosing a peanut butter in plastic packaging, rather than the heavier glass options.

  8. Breakfast pastries. Flaky breakfast pastries are super lightweight and super high in calories, which you’ll need to keep going strong on the trails all day long.

  9. Snickers bar. Treat yourself with this old backpacking snack standby, and keep your energy levels up.

  10. Wraps. Create a high-energy sandwich roll-up with a tortilla and the fillings of your choice. Our pick? A peanut butter and banana wrap.

What snacks do you bring on the trail to keep your hunger satisfied, keep your taste buds happy and keep your energy levels up?


Tagged under Read 3066 times Last modified on February 5, 2015
Bass Pro Shops 1Source

Our goal is to provide outdoor industry content that is informational, tells where-to and how-to, presents views and opinions from outdoor writers as well as fishing and hunting professionals including many recreational and industry experts.

Bass Pro 1Source shares its fishing, boating, hunting and camping videos, blogs, tips, and news and talk forum with anyone interested in the great outdoors, wildlife and habitat conservation.

Latest from Bass Pro Shops 1Source


You must be signed in to post comments on Bass Pro Shops 1Source. Don't have an account? Please join Bass Pro Shops 1Source.
  • No comments found