I have a thing about trail mix. It's the first thing I go for when hunger strikes, and no matter how much I pack, I always run out before the end of the trip. It happened last week, only about three days into a weeklong tour de Canada (I knew we were in trouble when I couldn't help myself from sampling the stash in the car, right after crossing the Wyoming state line).
The best solution: Just pack even more. And taste bud inertia isn't even a problem when you mix it up with a few bags of different varieties. Here are three of our favorites (some submitted by you, our dear readers), guaranteed to keep even gorpaholics like me fully satisfied.
Submitted by Ben Shurman, Shepherdstown, WV
In a gallon-size zip-top, combine equal parts of the following:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
Chocolate & peanut butter chips
Adapted from chow.com
2 cups salted, roasted peanuts
1 cup salted, roasted almonds
1 cup salted, roasted cashews
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
Submitted by Chris Lancaster, Brighton, TN
1.5 ounces raisins
2 tablespoons M&Ms
2 tablespoons salted, dry-roasted peanuts
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons Cheerios cereal
2 to 4 dried apples (chopped)
1 tablespoon dried sweet cherries
1 tablespoon dried carrots
4 or 5 vanilla wafers
Mmmm. I'm off on a grocery-store run right now. And if that just got your appetite going, check out even more all-star gorp recipes
from our talented readers.
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