They say that you can feel every pound on your back when you’re on your feet, and when you’re backpacking, you should shave weight off your gear in any way you can. You’ll be way happier if you have a lighter pack, which is why hardcore fast-packers cut off their toothbrush handles and never change their underwear.
But there’s something to be said for enjoying the camp experience, too. Freeze-dried dinners and oatmeal-packet breakfasts are a recipe for uninspired meals, no matter how hungry you are. The good news is that there are a few food items that, even though they add a bit of weight, will make your nights and mornings that much sweeter.
Or spicier. Your call.