Up until the mid 80's, my choice was 151 with either Wyler's lemonade or Tang. "More miles to the gallon" applies pretty nicely to 151. On the first backpacking trip with my wife, the bottle of 151 I had in the back seat somehow had rolled close to the door, so it rolled out, fell on the pavement and broke when I opened the door. I haven't taken it since, and that probably corresponded with my wife's and my changes in alcohol preferences as we drifted from mixology to craft beer. Over the years we'd bring an occasional bottle of Chardonnay to chill in the lake and on some trips we'd bring both the wine and our stovetop espresso maker on which we'd brew up whatever the Peets variety of our choice happened to be. We reserved the wine and espresso trips for our easier trips and I recall the last time we did this was in about 2000 or so on a trip to the Big Pine Lakes. That was quite a trip because it started with having a bit too much of our homebrewed beer with Roland Knapp at his place the afternoon before the trip. Nowadays the tradition is to take some good chocolate, usually 70ish percent. We very much enjoy this in the morning and it helps to ward off our caffeine withdrawal headache. Judy and I did Ghiradelli's 60 percent with ground espresso beans on the last backpacking trip with out little ones, and it wasn't bad, but I think I like the 70ish stuff better. Some sort of nice cookies, like Pepperidge Farms Milanos are always a good choice in the high country (heck they're a good choice at sea level) and we usually bring some. Another old favorite of mine are homemade muffins or banana bread. I tend to bake these for the kickoff of all of the more difficult backpacking trips. Banana bread has long been the favorite, and I've tried to bake a loaf for the opening day of many trips, but there is one muffin type that I've done that was pretty memorable---these are apricot "surprise" muffins. These are muffins baked with a dollop of apricot jam inside. These kicked off our Edyth Lake 1992 trip.