Hiking Tips: Make Your Own GORP

thWhether it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts” or “granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts,” gorp is a great food for hiking.

We’ve all seen the packages of gorp sold at Walmart in peanut aisle or the high priced gorp sold at many outdoor sporting good stores. Why anyone would pay the the high priced stuff I don’t understand. Connivence is the best answer. However, if we’re going to take time to prepare well for a hike when it comes to our gear taking time to prep foods that are healthy as well as provide calories, protein and carbs, why not make your own gorp?

Below are some quick gorp recipes you can make on your own.

Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts

1 cup salted peanuts or dry roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

Trail Peak Trail Mix

1 cup Chex cereal, rice, corn, wheat or mixed
1 cup M & M’s
1 cup salted peanuts (or dried roasted peanuts)
1 cup raisins

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

Mixed GORP

1 cup mixed nuts (or dry roasted mixed nuts)
1 cup dried Fruit Bits
1 cup M&Ms;
1 cup roasted sunflower kernels

Mix in a large Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

GORP M & MBackpacker Magazine

1 cup salted peanuts (or dry roasted peanuts)

1 cup raisins
1 cup M & M’s

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

Good-for-you-GORPBackpacker Magazine

2 1/2 cups low-fat granola
1 cup dried pears
1/2 cup M & M’s

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

Sunny GORPBackpacker Magazine

1 cup salted peanuts (or dried roasted peanuts)
1 cup raisins
1 cup roasted sunflower kernels
1 cup M & M’s

Mix in a large Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.

Sweet and Salty GORP

12 ounces cocktail peanuts
6 ounces dried cranberries
14 ounces Starburst jellybeans
10 ounces M & M’s (optional)
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag. Yield: 2 1/2 pounds.

Squirrel Mix GORP

1 part raw hulled sunflower seeds
1 part raw whole almonds
2 parts white seedless raisins
Mix ingredients well. All natural, high in fiber, and low in sugar and sodium.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Hiking Tips: Make Your Own GORP

  • May 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Thank you for this. It looks yummy~
    Your Blog is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it~

    Reply
    • May 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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      Sure thing. I enjoy passing what I learn to others. I wouldn’t be the hiker, backpacker and Jesus follower I am today if it wasn’t for the lessons I learned from experiences and others. Glad I can help and be an encouragement.

      Reply
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