Affordable, plant-based backpacking food: Lunch and snacks

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After learning the basics of backpacking food and some breakfast tips, you’re almost ready for that trip you’ve planned. Now things are going to get a bit trickier. In my experience, lunch and snacks are the most difficult backpacking food to get right, but they also allow for the most creative freedom. I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of a strong lunch and snack lineup. A good snack can get you through any tough climb or mid-afternoon slump, so it’s important to get it right. Let’s start by talking about hydration.
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