Take it from someone who’s been there, pouring seven pounds of M&Ms into a trash bag is far more satisfying than you may already suspect.
Follow that up with pounds of nuts and dried fruit, and you have yourself the ultimate bag of layered trail mix ingredients. You have now arrived at the far less fun (and quite dangerous) mixing stage.
Unfortunately, the trash bag I selected as the vessel for conducting said trail mix experiment was not designed to handle almost 23 pounds of snacks, and I now risked having a trail mix party all over my floor.
Very carefully I caressed the bag’s contents as they slowly melded together into the ultimate trail mix. Greatness has been achieved.
WHAT’S IN IT?
The trash bag trail mix method offers you flexibility, and the chance to create something that you can not only enjoy, but also be proud of (after all, you are going to be stuck eating this stuff for quite some time – so you had better make sure it’s masterfully crafted).
My personal mix (aka the best mix) contains the following ingredients:
- 5 pounds of raisins
- 7 pounds of M&Ms
- 3 pounds of dried blueberries
- 3.25 pounds of peanuts
- 2.5 pounds of dry roasted almonds
- 2 pounds of pine nuts
After packaging everything into quart-sized Ziplocs, I had a total of 10.5 bags – it really looked like so much more.
As it stands now I am anticipating eight mail drop resupplies. I fear that one bag per box (two for the long stretches) will not be enough, but perhaps (hopefully) after hashing out the rest of my resupply contents one bag will be exactly what I need.
Shit’s getting serious.