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#56988 - 12/29/05 02:24 AM Snack type food for EDC?!
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
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Loc: Seattle, WA

I carry a backpack or Maxpedition Jumbo with me every day. I'm looking for a snack-bar style food that I can carry in there. Something that I'd be willing to eat, even if it isn't an emergency.

Sounds easy enough, but everything I've tried either melts, or is crushed in an unappetizing way.

And, um, no pemmican please... :-O

-john

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#56989 - 12/29/05 02:30 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Ed's Country
how about putting your snacks in a small lock and lock or tupperware?
That way, It wounldn't get crushed.
You could have hooah, snickers etc inside without worrying....

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#56990 - 12/29/05 02:55 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Jerky? Hard candy (wrapped) like Werther's? Dried fruit?

Sue

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#56991 - 12/29/05 03:02 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
Marc Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 78
I would look at trail mix bars/gorp bars. Trail mix is trail mix for a reason. Doesn't go bad, has some sugar and some protein and doesn't crush (well it does but it doesn't matter, so you tip the bag in your mouth rather than eat it like a bar). Whatever you decide on, carefully evaluate the protein/sugar/fiber content. Having your glucose level spike quickly then drop is not optimum in most situations. I always mix in oats, and recommend you do the same. Most recipes are a little too fast carb for me, and the oats help balance it.

Marc


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#56992 - 12/29/05 04:03 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA

Quote:
how about putting your snacks in a small lock and lock or tupperware?
That way, It wounldn't get crushed.
You could have hooah, snickers etc inside without worrying....


I'm not familiar with a lock-and-lock, but so far hard sided containers are too bulky to fit in my Jumbo unfortunately. Barely room for two snack bars.

FWIW, the Snickers melt.

Thanks for the ideas tho.

-john

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#56993 - 12/29/05 04:04 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:
Jerky? Hard candy (wrapped) like Werther's? Dried fruit?


Hard candy is a good idea. I want some protein too, but some of the hard candy is bulletproof.

-john


Edited by JohnN (12/29/05 04:07 AM)

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#56994 - 12/29/05 04:06 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA

Quote:
I would look at trail mix bars/gorp bars. Trail mix is trail mix for a reason. Doesn't go bad, has some sugar and some protein


Good idea. I'll take a look around and see what I find.

Thanks,

-john

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#56995 - 12/29/05 04:54 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Malted milk tablets? Not the balls,but the hard tabs. Couple brands out there. The Vermont Country Store has the Horlcks, some other places do- try google
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#56996 - 12/29/05 09:02 AM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
ame Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 162
Loc: Korea
CLIF bars (available from REI and elsewhere, but not in New Zealand). I seem to recall liking the carrot cake ones and one of the chocolatey ones. Mmmm.

Here in New Zealand we have "One Square Meal". It's two bars made from apricot, oats and nuts and other stuff, which are packaged side by side to make a square shape (about 5" to a side). Each square is a fully balanced meal (it is alleged). It's more like tramping/sporting fodder than survival stuff. I don't think eating three "One Square Meal" packets a day would be good for you after a few days.

A

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#56997 - 12/29/05 05:07 PM Re: Snack type food for EDC?!
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1756
go to the supermarket and look at the snack section, choice what you like, try it at home. When you like it buy it more often. Buying "special" foodbars and stuff is way to expensive, for something that i may eat daily.
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