Best Backpacking Food

Here is our list of the best backpacking food to help you plan your next outdoor adventure.


Alpine Start – This instant coffee was born out of a desire to make a great tasting, affordable instant coffee that you can take outside or on the go. Flavors include Original, Coconut Creamer, and Dirty Chai.

Picky Oats – This oatmeal is so good that it could easily be your staple breakfast at home. Flavors include Can't Beet Chocolate, Game, Set, Macha, and How 'Bout Dem Apples.


Patagonia Provisions Wild Salmon – These lightly smoked, seasoned fillets come in sealed packages that are perfect for your next backpacking trip. Pair with a chunk of pecorino cheese and your cracker of choice for the perfect lunch.


Fourpoints Bars – This Colorado company creates delicious bars with ingredients that you can actually pronounce, without the added sugar. Flavors include Alpine Apple Pie, Backcountry Banana Bread, and Mountain Mocha Espresso. 

Patagonia Provisions Buffalo Jerky – Made from free-roaming, grass-fed American bison, this jerky is packed with protein, shelf-stable, and comes in its own waterproof, re-sealable pouch for max convenience.


Good To-Go – Ready for the best freeze-dried meal of your life? This Maine-based company takes backpacking food to the next level with meals that include Pad Thai, Bibimbap, Kale and White Bean Soup, and Chicken Gumbo. 


Chocolove – No backpacking trip is complete without a big chunk of chocolate to cap off a great day on the trails. Flavors include Almond & Sea Salt, Cherries & Almonds, and Extreme Dark.

Extra Credit

Bota Box Wine – If you are willing to carry the extra weight, add a Bota Box wine to your pack. Who knew boxed wine could taste so good.

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