Trail Mix isn't just for camping or hinking anymore

United States
August 31, 2008 6:01am CST
Today is National Trail Mix Day. National Trail Mix day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best. When you head out to a campout, a hike or to go biking, take the Trail Mix along with you. It provides the extra energy boost to keep you from tiring along the way, and allows you to reach your destination full of pep. Don't limit trail mix to the trail. It is also good at campouts. Here is a fun way that the Boy Scouts make Trail Mix: Ask each hiker or camper to bring a box or bag of their favorite cereal, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, M&Ms, etc. For younger hikers or new members of the group, it's best to provide them with a list of the types of food that can go into trail mix. That way, the inexperienced hiker won't bring something that can not be easily carried. At the campout or before the hike, bring the group together and mix all the food in a big, big bowl. Put the mix into sealable baggies and pass them out to each hiker. Tips: When making your own trail mix, avoid messy items that leave your hands sticky. Also avoid too many salty items. For example, unsalted nuts is better than salted ones. As a kid, I only went camping once, so I was never introduced to this until later on life. Our whole family loves it. I introduced it to my girls early on their lifes, so they would have an another healthy snack alternative.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh my goodness. What will they think of next? National Trail Mix Day. Good grief! I like trail mix. I get the kind that is made for WalMart. I usually get the small bags because if I get the larger one, it will be gone in no time!! I get the Mountain Trail or another one that I can't think the name of right now. They are at a pretty good price to....for trail mix that is. I like to get trail mix for snacking. I got a bag of trail mix to take along on my camping trip last August. It's really good to have on hand on a little trip like that especially if there is no cooking involved.
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Well, kimbers867, I only recently tasted trail mix. No kidding. Boy, have I been missing out! I was at work, it was between appointments, I was really hungry. There was this big plastic jug of trail mix sitting on the table in the kitchen. I forget the brand name but the jug is square, clear plastic with a red screw-on top. It has m & m-type candies, peanuts, a few cashews, and raisins. I thought, this might not taste that good. Boy, was I wrong! That stuff is fantastic! And it so stops my hunger! It really stuck with me for the rest of that day. The next time I went to the store, I looked for that trail mix. It cost $10.79! So, I found a very small bag of trail mix. I forget that brand name also, maybe Planters. It's called "nuts and chocolate" and it's delicious! It has alot of calories and fats, though, so I try not to buy it. I am tempted to make my own trail mix though. It would be great--I'd use cashews, m and m (plain), and raisins. Yum! Thank you for telling us about this National holiday.