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The best part about camping with Kampgrounds of America is that we’re your home base to some of the most beautiful and

breathtaking natural wonders in the U.S. That includes hiking experiences you won’t forget, from the east coast to the west coast and

everywhere in between. Depending on your level of hiking expertise, you may be fully outfitted for a memorable all-day adventure,

or you may just be trekking out a mile or two to see some beautiful vistas. No matter what, there are a few essentials that you

don’t want to forget. Comfortable, supportive walking or hiking shoes — check. Water — double check.

However, something some people neglect is an assortment of yummy snacks.

When you’re out there on the trail, your body exerts a lot of enegy. It’s crucial to keep it fueled so that you can keep yourself energized and

moving, no matter how far the winding path takes you. Now’s not the time to skimp on healthy fats, complex carbs and salt. As you chug along, your

body will be sweating and working. Healthy snacks will help you make it that extra mile. Plus, what better way to enjoy a gorgeous waterfall or an

incredible view than with a snack in hand.If you’re looking for a few good snack ideas to take along on a hike, here are eight foods that will make your

snack breaks almost as enjoyable as the trail.

LUMBER

PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANAS

Our old friend peanut butter is chock full of

energizing goodness — proteins, calories

and the healthy kind of fat. These

ingredients act as a natural fuel,

plus they keep you full. Combine

that with potassium-rich bananas,

which provide a sweet contrast

and fight off muscles cramps after

your day of climbing. If you’ve got a

peanut allergy, you can substitute the

peanut butter with any nut butter you like.

Add some granola or one of your favorite whole

grain cereals if you like a little extra crunch!

BEEF JERKY

This protein-packed treat has been a favorite

among hikers for years. Not

only is it delicious and easy to

pack, but it also helps refuel the

muscles that you’ve been using

and the protein can help to keep

your blood sugar at healthy

levels during your trip. Just don’t

overload on jerky, as that extra

sodium could end up making you drink up your

whole water supply. There are many varieties, so

hit your local grocery store and find a jerky that

fits your needs and your taste buds!

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Creamy Peanut Butter

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TRAIL MIX

There’s a reason this classic snack

got its name. The mixture of dried

fruit, nuts and yes, sometimes

candy, will give you a huge boost

of energy. Just don’t pick out the

sugar-filled chocolate and eat only

that. You have to get the healthy,

protein-packed stuff in you too!

NUTS AND SEEDS

ORGANIC

Nuts are another great option if you’re looking Forest Berry Trail Mix

14oz | $9.99

for a lot of protein. Nuts and seeds are easily

portable, plus there are tons of options available.

After you down a handful of cashews or chomp on

some pumpkin seeds, your tired muscles are sure to thank you.

Have a variety of favorites? Combine them to make your own nutty mix!

Fruit, with its naturally occuring

sugars and an extra dose of

hydration, will always make the

perfect snack for any occasion.

May we suggest cutting up your

favorite fruit and mixing it with a

little cinnamon or cayenne pepper

for an added kick? You could even

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Bison Bacon Cran Bar yourself a fun frozen treat that’ll keep you cool.

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GRANOLA

or going bad, you can always opt for energy- MAVUNO HARVEST

Organic Dried Mango

Rolled oats, nuts and a little bit of

dense dried fruit like raisins, craisins,

2oz | $3.49

sweetness — there are so many

banana or apple chips.

things to love about granola. It’s

SNACKS

easy to find, full of flavor and won’t

go bad no matter how long your

VEGGIES

hike lasts. If you want to bypass

Vegatables may be the thing you

extra ingredients or sugar that

avoided on your plate when you

your body doesn’t need, avoid the

were a kid, but veggies are packed

store-bought granola, and make your

with nutrients that boost your

own instead. It’s easy to make, and you

immunity and help with digestion.

can fill it with your favorite assortment

Hearty vegetables like carrots, celery

and broccoli keep well on the trail

of ingredients.

without having to be refrigerated. You

NATURE'S PATH can also bring along cucumbers, which are

Pumpkin Seed and Flax mostly water and will help keep you hydrated.

Granola Add a little hummus for added protein to any

11.5oz | $3.49 of these options, and you’ve got a powerhouse

9 snack for your hike.

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