Male hiker pulling another hiker with climbing rope.
The Sweet Treat You Should
Bring On Your
Next Hike
When packing for a hike, you'll probably remember to bring essential supplies, like a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit. However, you should also bring hard candy.
Hard candy (especially sour candy) can help if you're suffering from dry mouth while hiking, as it can help activate your salivary glands and add some moisture to your mouth.
In addition, the sweet taste of candy can simply give you a nice boost when your climb becomes challenging. Pick a lozenge that's longer lasting, such as a Jolly Rancher.