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    Question Mid-day snacks / on the go lunch - Whats your favorites?

    HELP! OK I have searched. But I would like to know, what are your favorite LIGHT WEIGHT(I'm a gram weenie) snacks or lunches midday on the trail?

    I personally like:

    Slim Jim and Cheese stick 1.5oz
    Banana Chips and freeze dried strawberries
    Peanut M&Ms
    Jelly Belly Sport Beans w & w/o caffeine

    I need help with new ideas on what to carry to just get me by until I hit camp and have dinner. What do you carry?
    Any replies appreciated.

    Also I am sooooo tired of eating GORP!

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    Potato chips.
    Little Debbies.
    Nuts.
    Dried fruit (my own, not store-bought as their too dry)

    I feel like a need a mix of sweet and salty snacks.
    And I also think that your body craves what it needs.
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    ALLLLLLRIGHTY....did a search and read what came up... I scroll down after I post new thread and see this:

    http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51903


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddlehead View Post
    Potato chips.
    Little Debbies.
    Nuts.
    Dried fruit (my own, not store-bought as their too dry)

    I feel like a need a mix of sweet and salty snacks.
    And I also think that your body craves what it needs.
    Little Debbies! Now see...that's what I need. Didn't think of them and they are cheap and lightweight. Thanks fiddlehead

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    Combos (cheese filled pretzels)
    Oreos
    Snickers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcranky View Post
    Combos (cheese filled pretzels)
    Oreos
    Snickers
    Combos is another i didn't think of! I have done the Oreos and I crush them and the minisnickers melt too. I'm glad I posted this...Thanks for replies

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    I personally like Balance Bars, Snicker, and Baby Ruths. They offer a pretty big bang for the ounce and buck. I'll also do my own gorp mix sometimes too.Usually with mixed nuts, plain M&M's and dried Blueberries. Measure out only a few ounces at time.

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    Fritos Corn Chips (dip sized)...great snack/lunch plus they are multi-purpose (emergency fire starter).

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    Homemade Harvest Oatmeal Bars (very high-cal for their weight)
    Gorp made with seeds, toasted and mapled walnut halves and banana chips
    Snickers
    Dried fruit

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    I carry a small Pringles can or the Lay's Stax container. After you eat the chips, it works great for stuffing cookies, snack cakes, or even fruits like grapes, raisins, tangerines in. The canister weighs next to nothing and helps keep things from getting crushed while in the pack.

    For my snacks, I usually carry snack crackers. My favorite is the Smokehouse Cheddar from Lance. I also like the Quaker chewy granola bars.
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    Breakfast bars.

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    mini begal and peanut butter
    snickers
    cliff bars
    gorp
    cheese
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    lot of sugar guys. how bout pizza? pepperoni and cheese on tortilla! and then have some sardeens. now thats proteen instead of noteen.or peanut butter with no sugar on cinnomine rasin bagels.maby you have a ziplock of cooked leftovers from dinner the night afore. thats satisfing and quick. but to eat sugar is heavy and unrewarding. little debbies are an offence to my people. she should be hunted and captured and forced to be organic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddytwosticks View Post
    Fritos Corn Chips (dip sized)...great snack/lunch plus they are multi-purpose (emergency fire starter).
    Definitely a good fire starter. Been there done that lol

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    Three pepper hummus on pita, hand full of gorp and sports drink.
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    Goober in a Tortilla I prepare before i leave in the morning.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    for lunches I like things that I can rehydrate with cool water, such as

    homemade hummus or dips
    citrus lentil salad
    slaws with added cheese or meat
    brie (shelf stable variety) and crackers
    olive tapenade with pita bread or crackers

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    Dried mangos and dark chocolate. Every trip. Every time.

    I also like corn nuts, soy nuts, California Crunchies (flavored almonds), various trail bars, shelf stable cheese, salami, crackers... Basically anything that sounds good. I like a big variety.

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    Default light yummay-ness

    I alternate from powdered/dehydrated peanut butter and crackers
    or I use my sealer system and make my own portable peanut butter packets.

    Rice crackers now come in bite sized rounds, but you have to pack them carefully to reduce crushing. I use the sweet fruity flavored ones for breakfast and mix some protein shake in my water bottle to get me going.

    Lunch, I am very fond of the Oro wheat thin buns. looks like a flat bun, that peals apart into 2 pcs. I use that, with a tuna pack (the one mixed with mayo). Yummay easy lunch. My husband eats 2. Not as light, but great for getting a REAL protein down.

    There are also rice based snack bars that are really tasty and light too.

    I second the dehydrated hummus dip. YUM!
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    Here's a link to one of my hummus recipes for those who want to try it out...

    http://backpackerrecipes.wordpress.c...trail-lunches/

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