Zach Hein, Founder of Range Meal Bar, is here today to talk about the story of creating one of the tastiest and healthiest meal bars in the world! We find out how they make it super power-packed at 700 calories as if you’ve had a full meal without feeling stuffed and why you have to have some for your next outdoor trip.

Zach tells us how Range Meal Bar is dedicated to making these healthy bars without compromising the taste and we also get a hint of what their next flavor is going to be. Range Meal Bar is one of our podcast sponsors and we’re excited to share his story of how an engineer came up with a great-tasting bar!

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Show Notes with Zach Hein

05:00 – Zach had enough of those sweet and unhealthy bars so he came up with his own version that does the job. He started bringing some outdoors and his buddies loved it.

07:00 – We had Grant Breidenbach from BearVault in episode 387B where we talked about caloric and volumetric density in packing your backpack.

08:30 – Probar makes some good bars too! We had the founder of Probar, Jeff Coleman in episode 256.

12:55 – Their first flavor is Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Coffee (Alpine Start).

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13:55 – They also have Molasses, Ginger, and Sea Salt (Fresh Tracks).

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22:20 – Zach took a course at Foor Innovations Center in Portland Oregon where he learned the science behind food preservation and stuff.


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29:15 – Zach plans to make their 3rd flavor nut-free.

30:10 – He noted that they’re a member of 1% for the Planet. We had Craig Matthew on the podcast in episode 427 where he told the story of founding 1% for the Planet with Yvon Chouinard.

37:55 – Zach tells the story of when he received an email from a person who had a struggle with an eating disorder and how Range helped boost his appetite.

39:30 – Zach goes backcountry skiing during the winter. Some backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and a little bit of fly fishing.

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You can find Range Meal Bar on Instagram @rangemealbar

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WFS 387B – Ultralight Backpacking Gear List with Grant Breidenbach – Bear Vault, Lightning Strike, Fly Fishing

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