Best Backpacking Libation

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How do you prefer to enhance your hike?

With legal substances
33
16%
With illegal substances
16
8%
With legal & illegal substances
32
16%
I'm a toad licker
17
8%
No interest in enhancing my hike with any substance
103
51%
 
Total votes: 201

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Hakatai
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Best Backpacking Libation

Post by Hakatai » Jul 17 2006 10:04 pm

Every so often I like to bring a little booze on a backpacking trip. My current cocktail of choice is Lynchburg Lemonade. My criteria for a good drink is that it is reasonably light and tastes good in the warm desert without ice.

My recipe:
1 liter Nalgene more than 1/2 full
crystal light lemonade to taste (Wal Mart brand works too)
Early Times Whiskey to taste :o (the bottles are perfect for fittng in a pack)

Some people may say, why bother with the lemonade? But I have to hydrate , you know.

Any other winning recipes out there.

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Post by azhiker96 » Aug 12 2006 12:38 pm

I rarely pack in recreational drinks but when I do I like a good Carribean rum. Add a little water and powdered poweraid and you've got a splendid punch. Most of the time though, I prefer hikes where I need to stay on top of my game. Getting roast toasty and while scrambling on cliffs tempts natural selection. :o
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by Topo the dog » Jan 11 2009 9:59 pm

I'll be a toad licker for life!!!

Actually, have you guys ever tried chewing on burnt logs....brace yourself!
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by berkforbes » Jul 23 2009 10:17 am

this topic is a bit old, but i cant help but get in on it... Any experience in nature (at least for me) requires some cannabis. and after several trips without it, a couple beers make all the difference after a long days hike, and a sure to be uncomfortable nights sleep... kiltlifter is my prefered backpacking brew...

As for the mornings, a nice wake and bake, and a cup of coffee makes everything better :D
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by fairweather8588 » Jul 23 2009 12:17 pm

I'll take a flask of crappy bourbon with me next weekend, and either my corn cob pipe/cigars/camels/all of the above. No more burnt logs for me, gotta kick that habit after it made for a long night in Tijuana last spring break
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by BobP » Jul 23 2009 12:40 pm

fairweather8588 wrote: long night in Tijuana last spring break

hope it didn't involve....never mind :)
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by te_wa » Jul 23 2009 1:11 pm

what, blue lights? :sl:
:D

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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by sundevilstormin » Sep 16 2009 4:51 pm

Yerba Máte Taragui sin palo, con menta o canela agregada - right Marlin?!?!

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Post by pencak » Feb 22 2010 6:25 pm

Some plants were kept as evidence...
Quick, what's the first thing that came to your mind when you read that statement? Perhaps I'm jaded but I think of a bunch of cops sitting in the back of the evidence room ala that 70's show. Probably not the case but it's funny to visualize. The bummer about all the growing in the mountains is that it's most likely a serious criminal element behind it and not a couple of guys growing for side money.
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by Dirt4dinner » Mar 24 2010 1:05 pm

I'll take a pint of good quality mouth wash, chase that with some unfiltered pond water and play "grab the rattle snake by the tail". Nothing will cure that hangover.
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by JoelHazelton » Mar 24 2010 1:26 pm

Whiskey
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by te_wa » Mar 24 2010 2:58 pm

i finally was introduced to a near-perfect drink. Jameson and Ginger. Ginger ale actually highlights the flavor of Jameson whiskey, doesnt hide it. And fwiw, ginger ale was also invented in Ireland.. so a match made in heaven for sure. Im considering packing a can of ginger ale since it may be the way it is going to be..
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by Jeffshadows » Mar 24 2010 3:01 pm

IMHO - There's nothing like a cheap-a** can of Tecate that you just chilled in an icy mountain stream... :D
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Post by JoelHazelton » Mar 24 2010 4:15 pm

te-wa wrote:i finally was introduced to a near-perfect drink. Jameson and Ginger. Ginger ale actually highlights the flavor of Jameson whiskey, doesnt hide it. And fwiw, ginger ale was also invented in Ireland.. so a match made in heaven for sure. Im considering packing a can of ginger ale since it may be the way it is going to be..
Dude, Jameson and Ginger Ale is an AMAZING drink. I must have gotten 10 of those suckers from Tim Finnegans on my birthday.
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by te_wa » Mar 24 2010 4:30 pm

i had a few down in the old pueblo last week.. they made me stumble down 4th without a care in the world. there may be video proof of me doing cartwheels and dancing with kerri.. (but thats a secret and stuff) :y:
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 25 2010 7:32 am

berkforbes wrote:this topic is a bit old, but i cant help but get in on it... Any experience in nature (at least for me) requires some cannabis. As for the mornings, a nice wake and bake, and a cup of coffee makes everything better :D
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Post by rdavisiii » Mar 25 2010 9:20 am

berkforbes wrote:this topic is a bit old, but i cant help but get in on it... Any experience in nature (at least for me) requires some cannabis. As for the mornings, a nice wake and bake, and a cup of coffee makes everything better :D
:D :y:
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Mar 25 2010 9:26 am

Jeff MacE wrote:IMHO - There's nothing like a cheap-a** can of Tecate that you just chilled in an icy mountain stream... :D
100% Agreement. Chilled in the drag bag through LAVA Rapids. :y: Hell, anything chilled in the drag bag through Lava Rapids is awesome. So why am I always stuck here above Lava. :(
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by writelots » Mar 25 2010 9:43 am

Al_HikesAZ wrote:Hell, anything chilled in the drag bag through Lava Rapids is awesome. So why am I always stuck here above Lava. :(
I love stuff chilled in a drag bag, too - only I usually get it as a bribe to give up my soft and sandy camping spot. FREE beer cooled in a drag bag. Top that one!
te-wa wrote:i had a few down in the old pueblo last week.. they made me stumble down 4th without a care in the world. there may be video proof of me doing cartwheels and dancing with kerri.. (but thats a secret and stuff) :y:

You were hilarious. Especially that part where you started stuffing packing peanuts into your cheeks... :sl: I can't believe you guys haven't done Jamesons and Ginger before (though I still think it a sin to cut Irish Whiskey like that - I prefer to use Dewars). If you wanted to do it in the backcountry, what you really need is a CO2 canister, a small container of ginger syrup and some fresh spring water. mmmmmm.....gives me some ideas!
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by te_wa » Mar 25 2010 10:00 am

hey, you got a photo of that! see avatar..
te-wa, of the packing peanut stuffed cheeks
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Re: Best Backpacking Libation

Post by BobP » Mar 25 2010 10:01 am

In response to te-wa:
:sl:
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