I buy a lot of my backpacking snack foods on Amazon for two reasons. An obvious reason being that some things I can just get cheaper either by buying in bulk or even individually. The other reason I like buying my snacks off of Amazon is that a lot of the companies sell sampler packs that you can’t find in the store. This is an easy way to instantly add variety to your backpacking menu.
Yes, this is a post thats mostly made up of my affiliate link for Amazon. I have not tried everything on this page. Everything on this page is either food that I have purchased on Amazon, purchased elsewhere and loved, or is on my list of snacks to try on Amazon.
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Who doesn’t love this stuff? Sampler packs on Amazon are the way to go and a easy way to add some variety.
I love everything this company makes. I usually buy the sampler packs because I just cant ever make up my mind on what I’m in the mood for.
These are no secret among avid backpackers. They are cheap, compact, and filling. Combine these with some crackers and cheese and you are good to go.
Again, no secret here. What is nice about buying on Amazon is the ability to get variety packs. I have never seen those offered in my grocery store.
Drink Mix Singles
I love to bring a few of these. They are so lightweight and an easy way to add some variety to your drink menu. Sometimes you just want something other than water. I usually get a Gatorade one as well to help replenish electrolytes.
Instant Coffee Singles
I like to have coffee in the mornings to help warm me up. If you ask me, instant coffee has come a long way. Its not the real thing, but it at least tastes better than water downed gas station coffee.
I usually like to make my own basic trail mix and then buy a few of the other flavors to add some variety. One can only eat so much raisins, peanuts, and M&M’s.
I have heard really good things about some of the other major companies making dehydrated food, but I have never tasted them. I have always just stuck with Mountain House, for better or worse.