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National Trail Mix Day

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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 getting tired and running out of energy along the trail. 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!

And don't forget Fido!

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.

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MARTYLYNN1 9/1/2014 12:43AM


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1CRAZYDOG 8/31/2014 9:10AM

    OMG! Didn't know there was Trail Mix for pooches!

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AUNTALICE2 8/31/2014 8:52AM

    Yum!! I love trail mix!! I am afraid there is not much food I do not love! It is a great day!! emoticon

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