Dark molasses lays the foundation for some soothing but zesty ginger. Jacobsen’s sea salt, harvested off the Oregon Coast pops through strongly, pushing the flavor a bit closer to savory than most energy bars. Image a gingerbread man meets sea-salt.
Why Choose Range Meal Bars?
- 700 calories per bar, and barely bigger than a deck of cards
- 123 cal/oz make Range bars an ultralight food
- 16g all natural protein, NOT soy protein isolate
- Does not freeze solid in the cold
- Best value for portable meals
- 12 month shelf life without use of exotic preservatives
- If you’re not thrilled with your purchase, we’ll get you your money back; that’s the Range Guarantee
Unsulphured cane molasses, almonds, gluten free whole grain oats, crystallized ginger (ginger, cane sugar), organic chia seeds, organic crispy brown rice cereal (organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup, salt), gum acacia, glycerin, sea salt, ground cinnamon, mixed tocopherols
Full details can be found on the Shipping Policy page, but here’s the sparknotes version.
- We ship via USPS Priority or First Class mail
- Orders are fulfilled in 1 business day (Sunday-Thursday) and typically ship coast to coast in 3 business days. This transit time decreases as you get closer to Seattle. If you live in New York and order on Monday, your order would ship Tuesday AM, and you should expect to receive it by COB Friday.
- For domestic orders: $5 flat rate shipping and order over $50 ship free
- For our Canadian friends: $50 flat rate shipping (apologies, shipping is expensive!)
How To Use Range Meal Bars?
After doing business for three years, we’ve seen and heard it all (or so we think)! Here is a short list of the most common uses for our ultralight meal bars.
Range meal bars having become a popular backpacking meal on the PCT and AT trails, in addition to weekend warriors.
Athletes and Weightlifting
For serious athletes, what you eat in the kitchen is even more important than what you lift in the gym. Range meal bars are an ideal meal replacement bar for athletes that need a convenient high calorie food for attaining a caloric surplus, with healthy all natural ingredients. If you find yourself asking how to bulk for hard gainers, there’s a good chance that Range meal bars are an ideal solution.
Military and First Responders
The MRE is commonplace in the military, and has graced us with many nicknames such as “meals resisting exit,” and “meals requiring enemas.” Range Meal Bars have become popular with US Special Forces and soldiers seeking a high calorie food strenuous military training. Likewise, first responders appreciate the convenience of having a high quality meal on-the-go available for when a shift is particularly hectic, and the alternative would be a greasy burger from the golden arches.
Few things are as mentally and physically challenging as hunting. If you’ve ever spent long days moving through difficult terrain, while minimizing sound and odor, you’ve probably found nutrition to be a challenge. Range is one of the best foods for hunting.
Mountaineering is full of logistical challenges. Equipment, timing, navigation, weather. Everything must be as light as possible, and durable. Furthermore, few things burn as many calories as maintaining body temperature in cold environments, and those cold environments will also make most typical meals a frozen brick. Range meal bars are a durable, cost effective and ultralight food for mountaineering. Additionally, the natural oil content (primarily from nut butters) helps them to not freeze solid like other bars, allowing for a quick and convenient meal without needing to fire up a stove, or lose a tooth.
Cmack (verified owner) –
These are my go to lunches when in nature, the best tasting bars I’ve had. Fresh tracks flavor might be my new favorite, that ginger hits the spot. Would recommend and I will be buying these for a long time.
John Murphy –
I got one of these in a meal box, tried it, and immediately ordered both boxes of 6 bars and they haven’t disappointed me. They taste good. They replace a meal+. They are simple and easy, toss one in you backpack and you’re good to go for a long time. They’ve become my go to meal for lunches backpacking and for long days in the field.
Ben Johnston (verified owner) –
These bars are great! Good for a meal on the trail, and I’ve also eaten them in the morning before a workout; they carry me through the day until a late lunch. I would highly recommend these to anyone who needs something quick and tasty to bulk up on quickly when hiking or camping.
Colin Rhodes (verified owner) –
Excellent all-around meal bar. Filling, tasty and convenient. One six-bar box of Fresh Tracks provided lunches for two on a three-day backpack covering 14+ miles per day. These will be in our backpacking/hiking/camping meal planning going forward. Highly recommended.
Jose (verified owner) –
WOW! I always buy this kind of bars at Walgreens, Clif Bars, Nature Valley, Bobo’s and Kind bars. Just found out that the Fresh Tracks bar knocks them out of the list, this will be my go to bar for any road trip, long days of work with limited lunch time and hikes down here in Puerto Rico. Price might seem a bit high but this bar is massive, price is in the same range as those bars sold in Walgreens or CVS when comparing the amount of product you get price wise. The amount of calories just blow my mind, you get fuel for a couple of hours. I would love to see these bars in many other stores. Btw I have Celiac and these bars keep my stomach happy since I can’t have gluten. I will definitely keep buying these.
JESSE CSAKANY –
Seriously! all these great reviews seemed to good to be true. They are all accurate. these are the best meal bars I have ever had. While backpacking, I generally skip breakfast and pay for it by lunch. But with the fresh tracks I can eat about half the bar as I get ready for the day and the other half as I start hiking and am good to go!
Love these!! I actually use these to help me gain weight so I don’t have to drink just meal replacement protein shakes… these are amazing they don’t have any weird taste like a protein bar would but their packed with calories, nutrients, and lots of flavor!! I love this ginger molasses flavor and I’m excited to try the other one as well!!
Harry Burger (verified owner) –
Satisfying meal replacement on the go, when there’s no time or power to prep or for emergencies. This one is for when you don’t want a caffeine boost.
Chaz (verified owner) –
Best bars ever for a long trail run. Been looking for extra high calorie, easy to eat foods and Range Fresh Tracks have performed excellent!
Lucas gibbons –
Love these bars! I’m horrible at stopping to eat while out filming and snowmobiling. This makes for a solid meal in the backcountry. Plus it’s not like chewing on a rubber brick like most bars. Solid flavor and texture. Can’t wait to try the other flavor!
Garrett (verified owner) –
I ordered 6 boxes of both flavors not expecting anything and ended up having a favorite which are the Fresh Tracks. I got them because I am active during work and since it requires a ton of calories, Range bars are the best hands down.
Linette Mikel (verified owner) –
I purchased these bars for a way to keep my calories and energy up while taking care of my first child that I am nursing. He keeps me really busy especially with nursing comsuming my day and calories. Breastfeeding takes at least 800 calories from mommas a day and sometimes I dont have the time to cook 3X daily especially something very dense. These bars are the ONLY thing I could find that had this much calories that would help. I am already a small gal and these have helped me sooooo much. I eat these mainly in morning while I sit and nurse to give my day a headstart. Thank you for these bars more people would appreciate this. Im glad they arent so sweet because I would get tired of them. They taste good.
John (verified owner) –
Range Meal Bars are absolutely delicious. I bought several packs for breakfast on my upcoming John Muir Trail trip. I have so far eaten a couple as a taste test and loved them. It is very difficult to find nutritious, filling, and not overly sweet quick meal options for the trail, but these work great. Not worried in the slightest about getting “bar fatigue”.
Randy P. (verified owner) –
Ordered the six pack. Glad I did. Just retuned from a week long trip to New Mexico (Angel Fire) and the Range Bars made a huge diffrence in my energy levels on my 6-8 mile daily hikes. Had one bar and I was good to go. The Fresh Tracks bar tastes GREAT BTW! Will order again and again…
Damon (verified owner) –
I bought these as part of my preparations for a short thru-hike along with several other types of bars. The molasses, ginger, sea salt flavor is amazing -not at all overly sweet like some bars can be, and has an awesome texture. Real ingredients, great macro ratio, and high caloric density make these bars the perfect trail companion -will definitely be placing future orders!