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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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28 7
Trail Mix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Trail Mix

2
21 6
Dark Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

3
18 4
Banana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

4
19 5
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

5
21 7
Energy Bar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Energy Bar

6
21 7
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

7
14 3
Orange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

8
15 5
Dried fruit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

9
18 8
Jerky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

10
18 8
Gatorade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

11
14 6
Granola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Granola

12
16 8
Sandwich wrap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

13
15 8
Raisin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

14
16 9
Snickers Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Snickers Candy Bar

15
11 6
Ritz Cracker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Ritz Cracker

16
12 8
Croissant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

17
10 6
Flour tortilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Flour tortilla

18
9 5
Mango is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

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

20
9 6
Cup a Soup is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Cup a Soup

21
8 5
Pinto Beans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

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

23
4 1
Pear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
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24
11 9
Jam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

25
11 9
Gummy bear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

26
9 7
Walnuts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

27
10 9
Fig Newtons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

28
9 8
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

29
9 8
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

30
8 7
Carrot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

31
8 7
Banana Nut Cake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods

32
11 11
Mashed Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Backpacking Foods
Mashed Potatoes

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