I occasionally hike on the Appalachian trail, Cades Cove and the various wildlife refuges located close to Knoxville. I always have my best back pack with me as I tend to have binoculars, bird books, various other manuals, GPS, compass, Slim Jims, water, chocolate, sardines, potted meat, peanut butter and crackers, other miscellaneous snacks and in case of an emergency, a flask. You can never tell when you might need[}:)]
Paul E. Smith
I hike a LOT. Always gotta have granola bars and a bottle of water. All the other grub is in the camper.
I tend to travel with fresh fruit and fruit juice. If I know I’m going to do some hiking, I like to buy bags of mixed dried fruit, a yeast roll or crackers, and bricks of Cracker Barrel cheese. And a garden ripened tomato if I can get one.
For a day hike, I’ve occassionally ordered a vegetable and cheese sub from Subway, which is pretty good when made with jalapeno peppers.
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Stewart sandwiches !!!! They come in those nifty sealed packages and last for years !!!! The ultimate survival fud !!!! [}:)][xx(]
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I love summer sausage and cheddar cheese on crackers. And cold ham biscuits. Cabot’s Hunter Style does the trick, but old rat cheese is da bomb.
This is why we all love you…er, lunch you!
If the side-trip include hiking, it is usually from the Parking Lot to the entrance of the restaurant. If the entrance is out of sight of the lot, we will normally carry some liquid carbo’s (SHINER’S) along just in case. No sense risking dehydration.
I sometimes pick up food to-go for picnics, but if you mean nonperishables, I usually take cashews, beef jerky (or turkey jerky) or summer sausage (for a protein), and crackers or some kind of bread…rolls, croissants, etc. I don’t tend to hike very far, and when I see those weird vacuum-packed meals at REI, I am grateful.
We often like to stop for a hike while travelling about this country of ours. Brings to mind…what do you find is the best food to carry along for those planned or un-planned excursions. Any come to mind? [:)]
Side trip on a road trip!
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