In an attempt to climb to the top of Google’s search results for “Cloud Peak”, I present you with the 2nd post in this undetermined number of installment series. So, I ask you…

What food do you bring hiking/backpacking/mountaineering?

Obviously the food needs to be light-weight, calorie packed, and need not be refrigerated. So far, this is what we have planned:


“Rice tacos” (taco meat (with other ‘stuff’) over rice instead of tortillas)
Chicken noodle soup

All will be dehydrated ahead of time. (Which reminds me, I need to start that today. Yikes.)


Homemade Lara bars
Cliff bars
Beef Jerky


Super awesome oatmeal mix
Dehydrated egg mix (maybe)
Instant coffee

This will obviously be enough to get us through 5 days and 4 nights, but I’m a bit concerned with the [lack of] variety for snacks and breakfasts. I am not a huge fan of oatmeal to begin with, so eating it for 5’ish days really doesn’t sound too great. My homemade Lara bars are super amazing, but I can only eat so many of those before all the sugars and sweets from the chocolate and dried berries start to mess with me stomach. Jerky is also good in limited quantities. I’m not sure I want/need all that sodium in a place where water availability is a concern.

So, as we venture up Clould Peak, what are some other backpacking food suggestions?


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