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To make your own trail mix you will need: A cereal of choice, unsalted nuts and seeds (raw or roasted: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seed, etc.), raisins, unsalted peanuts, chopped dates, dried fruit of choice, pretzels, chocolate chips (optional)
Mix all desired items in a bowl and store in an air-tight container.
Put some of this high-energy snack into a zip-top bag and add it in your nature backpack.
Tip: Too many salty items can cause you to become thirsty, so it may be a good idea to keep these foods down to a minimum.
Keeping yourself hydrated is very important while being in the great outdoors, so be sure to take plenty of fresh water with you!
Note: We always travel with a gallon of fresh water in the car and refill or replace it when needed.