I’m in the process of adding a few new items to my OpenSky storefront, and I’m happy to announce that you’re now able to purchase a variety of CLIF Shot BLOKS directly from the Modern Hiker Shop.

In case you haven’t had the chance to try these yet, they’re lightweight gummies that act as electrolyte replacements and energy boosts. You pop a few, drink some water, and it’s like chugging a sports drink – except you don’t have to worry about mixing anything into your water or cleaning out that water container later. Obviously, these are also a lot easier and less messy than gels, too.

They come in a variety of flavors, from the traditional-tasting Mountain Berry to the caffeine boosted Cola and cramp-busting Margarita (which is really tasty!), and they keep pretty well if you don’t end up eating an entire pack on a single hike.

If you’re looking for an easy, simple energy or electrolyte replacement, these guys are probably right up your alley. I’ve used them on long backpacks in the San Bernardinos, after intense workouts, and while tramping up steep mountainsides in New Zealand. Pick up a box to keep yourself going on the trail – and to help support Modern Hiker, too!

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