When trekking out long climbs for a trophy elk rack or completing an ultra-distance for a winner's medal to rack, it only counts when you finish. Sure, it's fun to try, but when you look back over whatever excursion you took, you do not want to end the day "because I wimped out." You do not want to miss that magazine cover trophy over the next mountain because you are "too tired to try." You'll never forgive yourself. In runner's parlance, you're at the last aid station and give up because "I'm all used up. I have a twitch down here someplace, just let me sit down." It'll haunt you forever. One has to keep going to get those real trophies. As Metallica sings, "Nothing Else Matters." Whatever goal, it's a mindset that successful hunters, athletes, and successes in life carry with them just like a driver's license. That's why you carry Pack Out Bars at all times. They don't have to be all you consume, and shouldn't, but when you know you need something special, these should be your goto. And when you grasp that trophy and a photo snapped, you should be holding out your secret, a Pack Out Bar. Because without it, you just may not have made it to that elite reward you wanted. And now have. So . . . remember: Pack, Snack, Rack.