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GORP Recipe?

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Anyone have a favorite and unique Gorp recipe?

I'm looking for something that hopefully transcends the typical raisins, granola, peanuts, m&m's combo.

I recall on a recent hiking trip that someone brought along Gorp made with Honey Bunches of Oats, mueslix, Japanese deep-fried edemame and other stuff and some sort of special seasoning that had hints of nutmeg, cinammon and maybe even ginger or chili pepper.

Thanks very much.

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  1. Not terribly exotic but everyone always loves it:

    almonds or pecans or walnuts (slightly salted), dried cherries, shaved coconut, chocolate chips - the coconut really makes it. Now that i think of it, this would be good if the nuts were glazed with sugar and cayenne.

    1. My friend makes this awesome trail mix and brings it to our annual camping voyage to Wisconsin. Here are the essentials:

      Peanuts
      Goldfish Pretzels
      Craisins
      Reese's Pieces
      M&Ms
      Teddy Grahams, original
      Yogurt-covered raisins
      Chocolate-covered espresso beans (new addition this year. Awesome!)

      This is definitely a departure from your every day trail mix and it goes FAST in our crew!

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      1. re: MaggieB

        Thanks. Interesting concoction ... but don't you find this mix a bit sweet? Are the peanuts salted?

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Ehh, it's meant to be sweet though. We treat it like a dessert GORP, really. You could easily substitute some stuff to make it less sweet. Yep, the peanuts are salted!

      2. My recent trailmix - was a hit:
        Nut mix (almonds, hazelnuts, brazilnuts, pecans and walnuts)
        Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
        Raisins (brown and yellow)
        These crunchy sesame sticks you can buy in bulk from a healthstore
        Diced papaya
        Diced apricots

        I like the crunch and saltines of the sesame sticks. Next time I'll try those chinese takeout crunchy noodles.

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        1. re: welle

          Thanks - is there a real difference (taste-wise) between brown and yellow raisins?

          1. re: ipsedixit

            I find the yellow raisins to be a little sweeter and milder than the brown ones. They also don't tend to be as dry and chewy, which might just mean there's more turnover in the store for yellow ones, but i prefer them.

            1. re: nagrom

              Yes, they (yellow raisins) also have this distinct tang - bitterish sour, not sure if it's a good description.

          2. re: welle

            Dried mango pieces are also a great addition...and once I had a fruit mix with very thick, large apple slices that seemed semi-dried (not as dry as banana chips, but not as "wet" as dried plums - sort of in the middle...it was still soft and pliable, and moist when bitten into). Obviously I don't know what I'm talking about here - does anyone recognize this description at all?

            1. re: theannerska

              Yes, that sounds like a normal dried apple. Really good paired with smoked almonds.

              1. re: theannerska

                I also really like dried pineapple.

                1. re: Katie Nell

                  Dried pineapple and dried papaya really made the last GORP I had excellent. Not sure what else was there, but I think it was: almonds, peanuts, maybe other nuts; seeds (pumpkin or sunflower); papaya, pineapple, dried cranberries, raisins; a few coconut flakes. Didn't even miss the chocolate.