Though not 100 percent “paleo friendly”, peanut butter and bacon cannot be beat for protein content (I use a high fiber, whole grain bread).  It is my “go to” food source for a midday meal when I’m elk hunting.

I will stuff a PBB in my Badlands Superday Pack in the morning, along with a small bagful of trail mix, and perhaps a pepperoni stick.  Plenty of food to get me through a day of punishment in the elk woods.  Vacuum sealing the sandwiches extends their life significantly, so I will seal up a couple weeks worth right before I leave for the high country.

Protein becomes all-important when you are tearing down muscle, day after day, and I can’t think of a better way to supplement it in a backcountry situation.  I started making them after I noticed their popularity on Bowsite, and noticed that many of the serious backcountry guys eat them to include even Cameron Hanes.

I prefer Applewood smoked bacon, and I like to smear a little creamed honey on them.  It makes for a very delicious and wholesome midday meal.  As a matter of fact, I just had one today, after fighting head-high brush on the side of a mountain for about 3 hours.

Next time you’re making bacon, slap one together, and check it out.  You won’t be sorry!

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