Backpacking Lunch Ideas | What I Take For Lunch & Snacks While Backpacking or Day Hiking

These are some of my go-tos that I always bring for lunch and snack stops while I am backpacking or day hiking. Do not worry, I don’t eat like this when I am off the trail. But these are a win for me on trips as far as convenience, taste, and calories go. I hope this gives you some ideas for your next backpacking or hiking lunch!



  1. Cindy neely on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    thank u

  2. MTB Texas Bike Rider on September 16, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I like the gold 🐠 and the nature valley peanut bars and the seaweed the thin sheet package.. Your 🥭 margarita sounds good 🤔😉

  3. Hike Camp on September 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Awesome looking snacks… Already showed my snacks so for the main lunch course is usually hard salami and pepperoni rolled up in a tortilla or if I want to take the time a ramen or mashed potatoes .

  4. Xavier's Leong Way From Home on September 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    You have the perfect last name for your passion in hiking/backpacking!! You’ve probably heard it before but you could come up with some funny puns! But anyways, great video, loved the tips and will definitely look into some of these foods, the Stinger waffle looked good!

  5. The Idahonian on September 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Those tunas are great hike lunches. I carry a lot of trail mix, granola, jerky, those teensy weensy baby cheeses, apples. On the hike in or for a day hike I’ll throw a sandwich or wrap in my rig. I’m always looking for suggestions though. 🤙🏻

  6. Dan Becker on September 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    First AGAIN!! (See how it’s done?!) 🤣🤣

  7. Bruce Fluth on September 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    LOVE the outtakes!! 😎

  8. Gone Far Afield on September 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Sugary snacks are so important. My very first trip more than a single night was in Grandaddy Basin and I just brought mountain house meals. By day 3 I was craving sweets so bad! Okay- maybe they aren’t that important, it was probably just having withdrawals from a sugary American diet. But since then I definitely portion out a little sugar every day. I’ve noticed the same with protein. For the long hikes as long as I give myself a little of something super sweet and something with some decent protein I seem to be okay. And I completely agree with your comment about those dried mangoes.

  9. Mark Heinze on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Good ol’ GORP is one of my favorites

  10. TheBestBackpacker on September 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Love my stroop-waffle! 👍👍👍👍

  11. uptrail71 on September 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for making a backpacking food video! I’m now preparing for my 2 week long hike on the SHT coming later in May. I’ll make a food video before my trip.

  12. Senior Hiker 77 on September 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Nice! I have the Blocks and still have them 3 years later. Ugh 😁

  13. Following The Agee's on September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the ideas, we tend to take the SAME things, then get burned out on them! 👍👏

  14. Backcountry Exposure on September 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    My favorite trail lunch is the Chicken Creations in a tortilla with cheese. So delish!! Awesome ideas here.

  15. The Backpack Blazer on September 16, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    love the giant protein cookies and take them often.

  16. Dan Becker on September 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Did I hear the word margarita in your snacks?? When are we hiking?! LOL!

  17. Christina Hiebert on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I love Epic meat bars…chicken sriracha, beef apple bacon, and venison salt and pepper are a couple of my favourites.

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