National Trail Mix Day
When : Always August 31st
National Trail Mix Day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best.
When you head out to a campout, a hike or to go biking, take the Trail Mix along with you. It provides the extra energy boost to keep you from tiring along the way, and allows you to reach your destination full of pep. Don't limit trail mix to the trail. It is also good at campouts.
Here is a fun way that the Boy Scouts make Trail Mix:
Ask each hiker or camper to bring a box or bag of their favorite cereal, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, M&Ms, etc. For younger hikers or new members of the group, it's best to provide them with a list of the types of food that can go into trail mix. That way, the inexperienced hiker won't bring something that can not be easily carried. At the campout or before the hike, bring the group together and mix all the food in a big, big bowl. Put the mix into sealable baggies and pass them out to each hiker.
Tips: When making your own trail mix, avoid messy items that leave your hands sticky. Also avoid too many salty items. For example, unsalted nuts is better than salted ones.
Happy trails to you!
Origin of National Trail Mix Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
Don't forget to celebrate with "Fido"!
This Day in History August 31st
King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months. (1422)
Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11 in the morning. (1803)
During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia. (1864)
An earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina. (1886)
Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims. (1888)
German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon. (1895)
Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. (1897)
The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan. (1920)
Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air. (1936)
Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day thus starting World War II in Europe. (1939)
Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19 crashes near Lovettsville, Virginia. The CAB investigation of the accident is the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce act of 1938. (1940)
World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica. (1941)
The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned. (1943)
The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom. (1957)
A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. (1958)
Heavy weight champion Rocky Marciano dies in a plane crash near Newton, Iowa. (1964)
Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground. (1986)
Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union. (1991)
Saddam Hussein's troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK. (1996)
Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris. (1997)
A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people. (2005)