A Nutritionist Judges Your Favorite Hiking Foods

Are you packing the best fuel?
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Some foods are backpacking classics—those treats you may steer clear of at home, but always make it into your pack for a morale boost on the trail. Backpackers have long reached for processed foods because they’re cheap, convenient, and damn tasty. We asked Aaron Owens Mayhew, the dietician behind Backcountry Foodie, to weigh in on some hiker staples from a health perspective.