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camjohn94
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06/14/2017 11:23AM
What are your favorite GORP recipes?
 
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billconner
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06/14/2017 01:45PM
Trader Joe's. Really, I'm very happy with their choices - the cashews, almonds, and semisweet chocolate especially.
andym
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06/14/2017 02:47PM
We hit Trader Joes and the grocery and buy a variety of nuts (peanuts, almonds, and a few macadamias), raisins and other dried small fruit (cranberries, raspberries), and M&Ms (milk and dark). Other than not having M&Ms, TJs is really a great source for stuff to use.

Then we have a session where everyone mixes their own and labels their zip locks. Some people go for different mixes through the trip. Some go for consistency. And woe unto the person who accidentally dips into my wife's stash. Fortunately, I never have the urge because..... cranberries, really?
ogarza
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06/14/2017 06:19PM
Second Nature Wholesome Medley is my favourite... peanuts, almonds, dark chocolate, cranberries, cashews, and cherries.
AmarilloJim
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06/16/2017 06:50AM
1 bag Wal-Mart tropical trail mix
1 bag party size (42oz)peanut M+M
1 bag 14oz Skittles
Mix in large bowl
Makes about (3) 1 qt bags
jeepgirl
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06/30/2017 02:17PM
Trader Joes for cashews, peanuts, almonds. Then I roast pumpkin seeds with spices and sugar and add them to the cashews, peanuts and almonds. I like the combination of spicy, sweet and salty trail mix.
I also make a mix to go with breakfast. Raisins, banana chips, coconut chips and almonds.
Add chocolate covered sunflower seeds to any mix. I found them at Trader Joes. They are good.
Coconut chips, almonds and milk chocolate chips taste like an Almond Joy.

offroadjeeper
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07/01/2017 06:09PM
I had something I really liked this year. Don't remember technical name but it had dried blueberries, dried cranberries, granola chunks, pecans & walnuts. I added some m&ms & chocolate covered cashews. It was hard to put down.
07/02/2017 09:12AM
Crapola, cashews, M&Ms and raisins.
Jaywalker
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07/05/2017 12:08PM
I usually just go to the bulk bins at Rainbow (a Minnesota grocery store) and combine some stuff. Usually:
- about half regular trail mix
- about half spicy hot trail mix
- add peanuts and cashews
- add yogurt covered raisins (unless its really hot weather)
- maybe add more M&Ms

In cold weather I've also added in a bag of those red fiery Cheetos to really spice it up and pack in the calories. Given the other comments, though, I think I will try Trader Joe's.
billconner
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07/05/2017 01:16PM
Not sure it's quite gorp ingredient, but I love the dried orange slices at Trader Joe's. Sweet, tangy, and chewy.
07/06/2017 03:00PM
Easy to make and personal choices make the difference. Mine is heavy on a variety of nuts, dried fruit, some crunchy stuff, and a few M&M's.

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BigZig
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07/11/2017 02:43PM
We typically do:
Whole Cashews
Smoked almonds
blueberry Craisins
Peanut M&M's
Banana Chips
mix equal portions of each together.
Never have had to pack any of it out.
BigZig
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07/11/2017 02:43PM
We typically do:
Whole Cashews
Smoked almonds
blueberry Craisins
Peanut M&M's
Banana Chips
mix equal portions of each together.
Never have had to pack any of it out.
bobbernumber3
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07/11/2017 05:02PM
Gorp recipe
1 bag each from Fleet Farm
chocolate covered raisons
cashews
virginia peanuts
peanut M&Ms
soy nuts
sunflower seeds
banana chips (1/2 bag)
sesame stix

After a few years of this, we just bring a few bags of nuts and sweets.
BuckFlicks
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07/28/2017 02:45PM
-Virginia Peanuts if I can find them. They're bigger and I like the taste. Otherwise, I usually go with dry roasted because again... I like their taste over the typical roasted peanut.

-Equal parts of regular M&Ms and Reese's Pieces
-Roasted almonds. Either no salt or light salt.
-Roasted cashews, light salt.
-Whatever dried fruit is readily available. I prefer Craisins to raisins, but dried pineapple is my favorite.
-Coconut Chips

Put the almonds in a bowl, drizzle just a little bit of olive oil then sprinkle a little chili powder (and a touch of salt if you got the no-salt almonds) and toss them in the bowl to coat them in the chili powder. You can use other spices if you prefer. I like straight up chili powder with a small bit of rosemary and a tiny pinch of cayenne. Go easy with all the herbs and spices, they'll blast the flavor out of your mix if you overdo it - you just want a hint of essence. Spread the almonds out on a cookie sheet and put it in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes (doesn't take long) ... you're not trying to roast the nuts as much as you are trying to cook down the raw nature of the spices. Chili powder is pretty funky in its raw state, but once it's been heated a bit, it develops magical properties.

Conversely, you can toast the chili powder in a skillet and skip the last part, but I think oil, salt, and spice all cooking together does something that you can't accomplish by skipping the roast.

Mix it all together in a gallon freezer bag, and feast away.

The best part of this is that you can add a spice that you know everyone will hate to keep their mitts off your GORP.


LilyPond
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08/02/2017 01:02PM
Woops---deleted because I mixed up gorp and granola.
 
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