My backpacking days are over, but when I was treking up and down the mountains with 70 lbs, on my back...many of the food items I carried were from this fun book. Get your children involved in making fun snacks, even if they are only for a walk around the neighborhood.
Back of book says: Over 165 well-know outdoor folk from several continents share their favorite recipes and memorable cooking and eating experiences...desert sieges...watery voyages...peak experiences. Homemade backpack foods, camp-cooking, wild foods...little work...valuable tips...lively insigts.
I say: Lots of savory foods in this this book. Here's a few examples: Whole-Wheat Backpacking Bread; Sanowshoe Energy bars; Glue Stew; Mountain Hoosh; Date Milk Shake; Shykapa (a Sherpa stew); Mountain McMuffins.