Peanut butter and jelly is the default trail sandwich, but it’s susceptible to sogginess and squishing depending on how it’s packed. “If you are going to do the PB&J route, spread peanut butter on both sides of bread and the jelly in the middle,” says Caldwell. “This way, the jelly doesn’t ooze through the bread during your hike.”
For most sandwiches, though, a resealable plastic bag will work just fine, especially if the sandwich is fragrant and you don’t want it smelling up your bag or annoying your neighbors.
These lunch ideas are super simple to throw together and toss into your pack. Prepare them the night before or the morning of a hike. A turkey or chicken sandwich is a quick and easy lunch to throw together and head out on your hike. Go with deli meats rather than straight off the bone.
You might even want to consider placing a foil or paper-wrapped sandwich in a plastic bag to have some insurance against possible leakage or moisture that might come from contact with ice or other damp objects.