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Banana

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo:   Banana snack/side dish

Wow... excellent product that arrives in its own disposable wrapper. Even comes in an “organic” version. Inexpensive!

Pros

  • 1. Appears fairly easy to find
  • 2. Inexpensive
  • 3. Good taste
  • 4. Various brands
  • 5 It’s yellow so easy to find at your campsite

Cons

  • 1. Product only comes in a yellow wrapper
  • 2. Product can be found in a green wrapper but really doesn’t taste good..kinda like chalk
  • 3. What to do with the wrapper when done (in other words LNT).
  • 4. Appears to be fairly popular among hikers and backpacking folks, so you probably won’t be the only one on the trail with this product

 

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a bit heavy for us UL backpackers

 

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I wrote to a supplier for technical details 

 

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Neck warmer and fashion statement 

 

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Average length 

 

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Well, was looking  around my local market and found this on a shelf and thought I’d try this product. I’m getting tired of snack bars and gorp when hiking so decided to purchase one. This is a unique product that is filling, easy to eat, appears somewhat easy to find, and is less expensive then snack or protein bars. I understand it’s also somewhat popular among you simian types.

The only downside I found was that I wasn’t sure what to do with slick wrapper it comes in. I accidentally left it on my kitchen floor while evaluating this product and my dog slipped on it and we couldn’t find him as he ended up under the couch. I took a few pictures trying to utilize the wrapper. It can be used to block the sun or as a neck warmer on cold hikes.

Highly recommend this product. 

Background

This was my first trial but did recently field test this product and found it easy to carry in my pack side pocket but when I forgot it was there and inserted my water bottle in said pocket... well....squished.

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: 19 cents at Trader Joe’s but prices will vary

Dehydrates nicely to a lightweight snack. Softer ones will be sweeter. Slice lengthwise for a chewier snack and crosswise for crisper chips. No need to rehydrate. You can leave the original packaging at home in your compost pile.

Pros

  • Light weight and healthy

Cons

  • Some people just don’t like bananas.

Leave the original packaging at home. Invest in a dehydrator and it will pay for itself in no time.

Background

Like almost all fruit, this dries down to remarkable reduction in size and weight.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About 25¢

You nerds are talking about bananas. I'm kind of a gear junkie and my pack list NEVER includes bananas. Carry on.

I once ate a banana. I thought it was a chili pepper so I was a bit disappointed. I thought I should share my banana experiences with my fellow minimalists.

Source: rented it

Not "new" gear...but tried and true gear!

Pros

  • It's yellow, so you can see it in the dark

Cons

  • They moosh easily in compression sacks

Bruh....you can even dry and smoke the peels....

Ooops, perhaps you already tried that.

Background

not bad...not great...had a weird reaction to the potassioum rush

Source: bought it new

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