If you’re like us, you plan well in advance for backpacking trips. So don’t spend the last second before a hike scrounging through camping bins for dehydrated meals from last season!
Stock up on these backpacker favorites now while they’re at deep discounts so you can just grab and go when you’re ready for the first adventure of the summer.
AlpineAire Foods 3-Day Meal Kit: $36 (20% off)
Freeze-dried goes gourmet with AlpineAire’s interesting meal mixes. A three-day meal kit is an easy way to sample lots of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options without having to stand in the REI food aisle for an hour. Of course, if you already know your favorites – like Himalayan Lentils & Rice, Guacamole Instant Dip, or Mountain Chili – feel free to snag those too. They’re all on sale.
GOOD TO-GO Thai Curry – 2 Servings: $10 (20% off)
GOOD TO-GO does backpacking food a little differently. Touted for their real-food focus, these meals are dehydrated rather than freeze-dried. The brand says this seals in flavor better, which is especially robust in this classic curry – barking with yellow coconut curry, four veggies, and jasmine rice.
Backpacker’s Pantry Granola with Bananas, Almonds, and Milk: $6.80 (20% off)
Sure, you could pack almonds and granola, but a potassium-packed banana would die in your backpack by noon. Here’s a complete morning-time power bowl in a convenient zip-top sack that easily slides into any sliver of space. Just add some steamy boiled water, and you’re good to go for at least 10 miles, right?
Clif Nut Butter Filled Bars: $1.39 (30% off)
Everything Clif is 30 percent off. So there are bars, Bloks, gels, and shots for every level of outdoor adventure, from fast-packing to a slow plod through the woods. But Clif’s latest recipe is a smaller organic bar stuffed with all kinds of sustaining combinations like nut butter and chocolate. No more post-bar pasty mouth.
Note: While you’re shopping for pocket-size energy, all GU gels and goods are also 25 percent off.
Hydration is a critical part of staying healthy on long hikes, especially during a multiday trip when a heavy pack ups the sweat factor. Nuun is a smooth-dissolving electrolyte tablet with a huge following among those who don’t like anything overly sweet or tangy tinging their water. This easy-pack set includes 10 tabs in four flavors that will give you a fresh boost each day.