Food fans: Here's a list of some outdoor-inclined edibles that we anticipate would make great gifts:
From REI’s Best-Seller List:
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet: This way-popular mashup of dehydrated eggs, hash browns, pork sausage, peppers and onion can be rolled in a tortilla or scooped straight from the bag. It’s gets a 4.5-star rating from more than 30 REI.com reviewers. Says one: “Probably the best freeze-dried breakfast I've ever had.”
Nature's Bakery Fig Bars: The healthy scoreboard: all-natural, whole wheat, stone-ground, kosher and free of cholesterol, dairy and trans fats. Handy for a fast breakfast if you don’t have time to bust out the stove. Available in apple, blueberry, peach and raspberry.
An outlandish combo? Maybe at first glance, but it’s been a huge hit. Also available: Salted Crunch (sea salt), Firecracker (sea salt plus chipotle) and Potato Chip (with kettle-cooked chips).
KIND Nuts and Spices Bars: All-natural, with whole nuts and flavorful spice treatments; high fiber but low glycemic and low sodium, plus no GMO, glutens or sugar alcohols. Flavors: vanilla almond, nuts/sea salt/dark chocolate, pecan/cinnamon/dark chocolate and cashew/ginger
Loucks Sesame Seed Snaps: These 1.4-ounce packets of healthy sweetness have a faithful following, as witnessed by their cumulative 5-star rating at REI.com. Their blend of carbs, fat and protein deliver a sizable energy boost for minimal weight. Also available in a dark chocolate version.