Treestand Snacks - To Eat Or Not To Eat?

By Tyler Mieden | PUBLISHED August 23, 2021

Treestand Snacks -To Eat Or Not To Eat?

That isn’t a real question. Of course, us Okayest Hunters will be snacking in our stands. The question to be answered is what should I be eating within 10 minutes of getting setup?

There are many considerations when deciding what to pack – from taste to wrapper noise to the nostalgia of eating a snack you had with your dad on your first hunt years ago.

We posed this question on Instagram and received a lot of feedback. Below are the various submissions:

  • Pop tarts
  • Donuts
  • Oatmeal crème pies
  • Doritos
  • Canned oysters
  • Salami and cheese
  • Snickers
  • Anything little Debbie
  • PB&J
  • Frosted animal cookies
  • Trail mix
  • Leftover Halloween candy
  • Uncrustables
  • Star crunch
  • Fish
  • Kids applesauce pouches
  • Honeybuns & Dr. Pepper
  • Deer jerky
  • Sandwiches, dried fruit, cut up fruit and veggies
  • Payday
  • Gas station corn dogs
  • Mountain dew
  • Zebra cakes and snake stick
  • Smashed swiss rolls
  • Sour patch watermelons
  • Twizzlers
  • Dehydrated banana chips
  • Fruit stripe gum – one piece every 45 seconds
  • Venison meatloaf
  • Quest protein bar
  • Cliff bars
  • Granola bar
  • Brownies & hot chicken noodle soup
  • Strawberry bars, cheese n crackers
  • Boogna and yellow mustard on wonder bread
  • Honey nut cheerios

As you can see, we had a ton of feedback. There’s a lot of candy, Little Debbie, and other sugar bombs. There’s nothing like a good sugary treat with a little thermos coffee. We received a great tip to re-package everything in zip lock bags to keep the smell in and to cut down on noise as zip locks are much quieter than the original packaging.

My personal favorite snack is an apple. After I’m done, I drop the remnants below my tree stand in the hopes of attracting a hungry deer. There’s no scientific basis that supports this, but in my own mind, it brings in more deer.

Looking at the snack list from fellow Okayest Hunters, I have two final thoughts:

  1. I’m adding Uncrustables to my next hunts snack list
  2. I’m now quite hungry

It’s s time for this blog to end and for me to head to the fridge.

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