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Interesting Backpacking Food: Wasabi Roasted Seaweed

I don’t know about you, but when I go backpacking I sometimes struggle to decide what sort of snacks to bring along. My main meals are not a big problem, but trying to figure out some little snacks to have on the trail or around the campfire can be a little tricky. Last Sunday I got home from a quick 2 day backpacking trip to Golden Trout Wilderness. We started at the Forks of the Kern trailhead, and headed north up the west bank of the Kern River until we found a cool place to camp on the river…the trip was awesome but I did not bring any cool snacks with me. I felt snackless. ūüôā When I got home from Backpacking Sunday, I made a regular grocery shopping trip to Trader Joe’s on Sunday evening and noticed these cool Wasabi Roasted Seaweed snacks. These looked awesome to me for backpacking for a few reasons: I love sushi and seaweed type stuff, I really like wasabi flavored snacks, and this snack was VERY lightweight.

The entire package weighs just a couple ounces. (or less) If you remove the roasted seaweed from teh package and stick it in a little ziplock bag, it weighs just a tiny bit more than the ziplock bag itself. And yes, this wasabi roasted seaweed is TASTY. Best of all, this package costs $0.99. You can buy it in bulk much cheaper also. So there you have it: if you’re looking for a backpacking/camping snack that is a little different and very lightweight, try roasted seaweed! You can find this at your local Trader Joe’s, or if you don’t have those in your area, find your local Asian market and you’re more than likely find some sort of roasted seaweed snacks. Would you eat this? Do you like seaweed?


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