2. Summer sausage Best for Budget menus and meal mix-ins Trail-worthiness This semi-dry sausage is tangier and has a more substantial casing (you’ll have to pack it out) than salami. It also averages twice the fat, which makes it good for adding calories on cool-weather or high-effort trips. Storage Best in mild temps—below 75℉. In warmer weather, opened packages in our tests started to turn within three days. Shopping Choose sausages without cheese or veggies already added; opened sausages turn rancid more quickly. Top pick Johnsonville Beef Summer Sausage Deli Bites ($5; 12 oz.; johnsonville.com). Testers loved the smoky flavor of these mess-free, bite-size sausage sticks.