Uses For Halloween Candy in the Outdoors

This time of year Halloween candy is everywhere. You probably power through the Butterfingers, share a Kit Kat with a friend and try to see how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop (Dang it. We may never know). Even with your best effort there's always a few Baby Ruth's, Skittles and Nerds left behind. Don't throw those away. Save them for your next trip into the outdoors, that's right, Halloween Candy has many great uses in the outdoors.

Four Uses For Halloween Candy in the Outdoors.

Water Flavor

Pixy Stix seem like a simple straw full of pure sugar but it's actually an easy way to spice up your boring fresh stream water. Carefully dump one tube of Pixy Stix into a water bottle full of river water and mix it up. Your water will taste better and you'll have a jolt of energy. Just be careful of the inevitable crash.

Mark Your Trail

Is your neighbor giving out Dots again? Let's face it, these gooey balls are destined to be stuck on your teeth for days. Instead of filling your teeth with this mess simply use them to mark your way just like breadcrumbs. These bright colored balls are easy to spot plus the squirrels and other wildlife won't touch them. They don't smell or resemble food so it's the perfect marker.

Halloween Candy in the Outdoors

Super Rope

Leave the paracord at home because a licorice rope can pretty much do all of the same things. Replace your broken shoe laces, use it as an emergency fishing line or replace a broken backpack strap. Licorice can pretty much do anything plus it's delicious as a snack.

Jazz up Your S'mores

Chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow = BORING. Spice things up with a Peanut Butter Cup S'mores, Heath Bar S'mores or whatever you've got. Be creative.

Ok, these were kind of silly. On second thought just binge on the Halloween Candy for a day or two then work it off with a hike or trail run after. Either way, have fun this Halloween.
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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