Anytime you’re out for a hike in one of the northwest’s wonderful wilderness areas, it’s important to follow a few safety rules. First, leave the wildlife alone, pack out what you pack in, and bring along some water and snacks. Today, we’re going to chat about those snacks and what to bring along on your next adventure.
Safety is Important on the Trail
Whether you’re hiking for your health and wellbeing, or simply out for a stroll through nature, always play it safe on the trail. Bring along a small, useful medical kit, a way to pack water, as well as a backpack or fanny pack to carry your map and other essentials, such as your snacks.
Choosing the Best Snacks
There are plenty of snack options for quick as well as day-long hikes. Mountain House freeze-dried foods are a nice addition to any backpack adventure. You might not need a full meal for a day hike, but they’re good to bring along just in case. We have a great selection of these ready-to-eat and easy-to-prep meals at Coastal.
If you’ve ever been on a quick hike, or even a day-long adventure, you know it can deplete your energy reserves quickly. To avoid getting drained, experts suggest bringing along a mix of healthy fats for the energy your body needs to keep going, complex carbohydrates to keep your brain and cells active, and proteins keep your muscles going strong.
Healthy Fats that are also easy to cart along on a hike include avocados, cheeses, dark chocolate, nuts, chia seeds, and hard-boiled eggs.
Carbs that make for a great hiking snack include bananas, oranges, blueberries, grapefruit, apples, and chickpeas.
Proteins come in all sorts of yummy options, including nuts and seeds, beef jerky, peanut butter and celery sticks, and trail mix or handfuls of granola that you make yourself.
Start Your Next Hike at Coastal
You’ll find Mountain House® meals as well as other hiking essentials at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal. That includes hiking boots and plenty of socks and clothing to choose from for a safe and fun outdoor adventure.