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Bear Valley Mealpack Bars

A friend of mine recently sent some Bear Valley food bars for me to try out. They come in 4 flavors: Carab-Cocoa Pemmican, Sesame Lemon, Fruit Nut, and Coconut Almond and pack a walloping 400+ calories each, with a caloric density of about 100 calories per oz. I’ve read lots …

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Probars – My Secret Vice

Munching on a Superfood Slam PROBAR while climbing Mt Madison, NH

I’ve become hooked on Probars. Those of you who read my post Powerbar Bakeoff will be amused because I now like them more than Amish powerbars. It was an accident, I swear! In order to do a fair evaluation of Probars, I ordered a dozen from Baker’s Box. They sell …

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Powerbar Bake-off

Olympia Granola Bar Man

Backpacking food can be really expensive if you buy commercially packaged meals and snacks. Most freeze-dried meals cost $5-8 dollars and powerbars can cost as much as $3.50 each. Your best alternative is to prepare your own meals and snacks or to find prepackaged foods that are easy to cook, …

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