How to Eat Tacos on the Trail
Today is Cinco de Mayo. It’s also a Saturday. You have a very important decision to make. Do you spend the day partying hard like every other Cinco celebrator, or do you make yourself somewhat productive and take the party to the trails?
Yeah, that’s what we thought. Bring on the trail tacos!
Done correctly, tacos are the perfect hiking or running fuel. They have carbs, they have protein, they have more flavor than trail mix. And since there’s no room for error when it comes to tacos, we field tested them for you before offering up these tips. Hard work, fam. Very hard work.
Select Your Carrying Method
Tacos are precious cargo. One mistake in the way you transport them, and you’ll have a mess on your hands and likely mourn lost meat and toppings.
Fanny pack—The clear winner. Spacious, easily accessible en route, extremely fashionable. Hard tacos won’t crush, soft tacos can be shoved inside in large quantities.
Hydration vest—Great for soft tacos, burritos, or taquitos. Flask pockets=cuisine cradles. Will most definitely crush hard tacos. Can fill side zipped pockets with sour cream and sauce packets.
Daypack—Perfect for large feasts, bad for instant access if hunger strikes. Most convenient option for hauling picnic supplies, utensils, avocados, knives, margarita makings, chips and salsa.
Get Your Tacos
To properly pay homage to this holiday, you really should prepare a full taco bar, pack it into leakproof containers, and have a summit party.
We’re not that fancy.
Swing by your local taco truck or Taco Bell and load up on snacks. It may not be as Instagram-worthy, but having each little bundle of burrito pre-wrapped is a huge asset.
Steer clear of: Hard tacos, too-saucy sauce, leaking bags, under-stuffed tacos, haters.
Choose Your Trail
Do you want to enjoy your trail tacos in peace? Make others jealous? Turn this into a forest fiesta? Pick your destination accordingly!
This may not be revolutionary for you, but it sure is for us. Trail tacos are the best. Celebrate this new trail snack with abandon!
Share your trail taco photos (or convince us that there’s a better snack out there) on our Facebook or Twitter. Happy Cinco de Mayo!