The conversation frequently comes up about calorie replacement while hiking and various other situations where climate control may not be available. A packet of Ramen frequently comes to mind. While Ramen and Slim Jims can be somewhat satisfying, they stink as far as nutrition goes. They are loaded with salt and generally offer little nutrition. Let's talk about healthy alternatives that store well in your pack. Something that can be packed away for a bit, maybe rotated every 6 months or so. Something that survives temperature extremes of being stored in a vehicle is a plus. I started off carrying Mountain House and Power Bars. Gave it a little thought and my go-to changed to Cliff Bars and Backpackers Pantry. I now have switched to LARABars, RX Bars, and Hawke Vittles.