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Cuisine The Best Backpacking Foods  

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List of the best backpacking foods, as ranked by food lovers and backpackers. When you’re serious about backpacking, whether it’s just for a hike or for long European travels, you know that keeping food on your person at all time is important. If you’re in the middle of a hike there won’t be a market to pick any food up. Not to mention it can be dangerous not to eat a snack when your blood sugar is low and your head feels light. Keeping backpack-friendly foods on you during a backpacking trip may actually save your life. Fast to eat and light to carry foods and snacks are essential for any backpacking adventure, long or short.

The foods on this list don’t need any preparation to eat and won’t go bad after a long trip. These foods are safe to take on a trip without fear of missing out on the nutrients you need to stay healthy on a backpacking trip. Either pre-packaged or easy to prepare and put into Tupperware, the foods on this list are sure to be perfect on any type of trip.

What are the best backpacking foods? This list features the top foods to take with you during a backpacking trip. If your favorite backpacking food isn't on the list of best fods for backpacking, make sure to add it.

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29 7
Trail Mix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Trail Mix

2
22 6
Dark Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

3
20 5
Apple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

4
22 7
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

5
18 5
Banana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

6
21 8
Energy Bar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Energy Bar

7
15 3
Orange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

8
16 5
Dried fruit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

9
19 8
Jerky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

10
15 6
Granola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Granola

11
17 8
Sandwich wrap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

12
18 9
Gatorade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

13
16 8
Raisin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

14
16 10
Snickers Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Snickers Candy Bar

15
11 7
Ritz Cracker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Ritz Cracker

16
8 4
Green bean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

17
5 1
Pear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
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18
12 9
Croissant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

19
10 7
Walnuts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

20
10 7
Flour tortilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Flour tortilla

21
9 6
Mango is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

22
10 8
Mac & Cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Mac & Cheese

23
9 7
Cup a Soup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Cup a Soup

24
8 6
Pinto Beans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

25
11 10
Jam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

26
11 10
Gummy bear is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

27
9 8
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

28
8 7
Carrot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

29
8 7
Banana Nut Cake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

30
11 11
Mashed Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Mashed Potatoes

31
10 10
Fig Newtons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

32
9 9
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

33
3 3
Potato is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
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34
7 8
Soup is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

35
6 7
Rice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

36
9 11
Light Tuna Canned In Water is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

37
6 8
Pita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

38
6 9
Pancake Mix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

39
2 5
Butter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
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40
5 9
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

41
3 7
Creamed corn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

42
7 12
Powdered Eggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

43
4 11
Grits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods