So what is a good recipe? well if you try to cover the points above it can contain a good variety of items. The trail mix I'm enjoying at the moment consists of 150g of peanut M&M's, 50g of toffee popcorn, 150g of Jelly Babies and 200g of a shop bought fruit and nut mix containing yoghurt coated cranberries. I also usually mix in 200g of maple oat granola pieces, but couldn't find any on this occasion. This amount normally would last me 4 to 5 good long days hiking and snacking on small amounts throughout the day.
Why not experiment with your own mix and post me your ideas with some pictures.
I will cover some other snack items I usually take out hiking with me in a different blog and I plan to review some backpacking foods also.
Get out there and enjoy the outdoors.