Trail mix is the mother of all backpacking food and has been fueling nomadic lifestyles for centuries. Also known as GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts), trail mix's benefits are huge - it’s nutritious, tasty, ingredients are easy to find, no cooking needed, and it preserves and travels well.
Here are the best DIY homemade trail mixes and recipes. Some are classic trail mix staples... others are more experimental.
Some things to keep in mind:
By Chris Cage
Chris launched Greenbelly Meals in 2014 after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail for 6 months. Since then, Greenbelly has been written up by everyone from Backpacker Magazine and Bicycling Magazine to Fast Company and Science Alert. He recently wrote How to Hike the Appalachian Trail and currently works from his laptop all over the globe.
650-calorie fuel in a ready-to-eat package.