Inside the Backcountry Fuel Box - December 2019

We had to play Tetris in the warehouse just to get the lid to close on the December Backcountry Fuel Box. It included some of the first peppered beef strips ever made from 6 Ranch, some old backcountry favorite bars and cookies, and a touch of fancy new high-quality snacks you should consider slipping in your pack.

6 Ranch

Grass-fed Beef Peppered Strips

Established in 1884, the 6 Ranch is a 6th generation family ranch in Northeast Oregon that raises antibiotic and hormone-free grass-fed Corriente beef. They recently launched these incredible beef strips which are flat, smoked, jerky like strips that are softer and easier on the jaw than traditional jerky. Each package contains meat from only one animal and is completely traceable. You know you’re getting the best quality protein for the backcountry made by some down to earth land stewards with their meat products.

Kates Real Food

Handle Bar and Stash Bar

Kates Real Food is back in the Backcountry Fuel Box and this time with the Handle Bar, a delicious tasting dark chocolate cherry almond bar, in addition to the oh-so tried and true Stash Bar, made of peanut butter, hemp, and flax. There’s a little something for everyone in their 6 bar lineup, so check ‘em out.

MTN OPS

Slumber Packets: Sleepy Chai, Sleepy Cider, & Sleepy Cocoa

You can’t take your bed into the backcountry, but you can take the same quality of sleep and rest on any adventure with MTN OPS SLUMBER™. Available in three delicious flavors, SLUMBER™ Deep Sleep Recovery delivers a science-backed blend of clean and natural ingredients that aid in a relaxing and smooth transition from the stress of the day into the hours of REM sleep your body needs to perform the following day. Conquer More Sleep and improve the way you perform with MTN OPS SLUMBER™.

Huppy Bars

Apple Cinnamon Raisin & Coconut Date Ginger Bars

Working over 120 days on the river, season after season, Lyndsay “Huppy” Hupp needed more than the average snack bag had to offer. Pulling together her cravings, creativity, and commitment to healthy eating, Huppy designed the perfect bar: delicious, nutrient-dense, and satisfying to the core. These are whole food nut and seed bars that are sure to find a home in your backpacking food list.

Munk Pack

Oatmeal Raisin and Snickerdoodle Cookies

Munk Pack’s mission is to create delicious, better-for-you snacks that cater to various dietary lifestyles and healthy nutritional goals. Their cookies are packed with 18 grams of protein, contain zero gluten, and taste delicious. Whether you’re adding variety to the usual bar lineup, or just are a cookie fan, but want something more nutritious these are for you.

Quevos

Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Chips

Zack co-founded Quevos because he’s type 1 diabetic and was dissatisfied with the lack of low carb snacks on the market. He was cooking eggs and eating the crispy edges left in the pan when he thought “These taste like chips!” He brought Nick on board, they dropped out of college, and after a year of R and D they invented Quevos-- the world's first chips made from egg whites! Quevos are a snack healthier than any alternative. They have more protein, more fiber, and fewer carbs (two flavors are Keto!) than conventional snacks!

Alpineaire Foods

Chicken Tropicana Meal

Alpineaire makes some of the more affordable dehydrated meals while maintaining great quality ingredients in each package. Enjoy a sweet treat with Chicken Tropicana; a blend of rice, white chicken, pineapples & vegetables sweetened with honey & spice.

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