When you're hauling what you eat in a full-frame backpack you don't want to weigh it down with with cans of soup, bottles of juice and soda and jars of whatever (okay beer is an exception). You want food that's lightweight yet filling. But who wants to get ripped off buying dehydrated chicken stew packages at your local sporting goods store? Here are some sane alternatives: cereal bars trail mix (hey, why do you think they call it that? I like to buy it in bulk and then store it in baggies) powdered milk (also in baggies) Kellog's cereals in the little one-serving boxes Kool-aid Instant soup in little packages Cocoa Instant coffee Instant oatmeal Instant nearly everything else Oh, and marshmallows of course And what else?