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What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby rlown » Thu May 21, 2009 9:04 pm

oldranger wrote:Cocktails (151 and lemonade or limeaide),...


I'm kinda with oldranger on this one. We tend to carry 151 because of the bang for the pound. Our mix is:

1 poly bottle
2-4 oz 151
1/2 a "tub" of crystal light (fruit punch or lemon, or orange)
fill with water
Shake

Put on the headlamps, take out the cards, and play Pai Gow until we get tired. \:D/

Russ
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby badtux » Wed May 27, 2009 10:56 pm

Instant hot cocoa. Nothing says comfort on a cold dreary day better than hot cocoa heading down the gullet. Add a heaping teaspoon of instant coffee for some added kick.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby gregw822 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:33 pm

Well, it's not strictly food or drink, but just as important at the end of a day on the trail, particularly if I have my fly rod out, would be a Montecristo Flor Fina robusto.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby sierranomad » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:13 pm

fishmonger wrote:Image

going to have a few of these in my bear canister this summer

http://www.starbucksstore.com/products/ ... SKU=193576


Wow! What a great find! I LOVE coffee, but don't want the hastle of what to do with the grounds..and have never found an instant that I don't hate. But the reviews on this product make it sound promising!! =D> :drinkers: (that's coffee, BTW)
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:17 pm

Chicken noodle soup for bad weather and 151 & Crystal Lite Lemonade and snow for good weather.
Tequila and hot cocoa is good too.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby MountainMinstrel » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:01 pm

Sierra Maclure wrote:Chicken noodle soup for bad weather and 151 & Crystal Lite Lemonade and snow for good weather.
Tequila and hot cocoa is good too.



151 & Crystal lite is my favorite too.

BTW, I think that we met on the trail to Eagle Peak last year (June 21st I think). You where leading a group and asked me about the weather at the top.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby boddingtons » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:01 pm

a) smoked oysters. I always have one along for that day when I just need a bit more than peanuts and dried fruit for lunch. Plus my dog loves the oil for a special treat.
b) that can of Boddingtons that I stashed away for just the right moment

a and b together, in that perfect lunch spot, 4-5 days in with the rest of the world left behind = perfection. Can't wait to be there in about 8 days from today...
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby rlown » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:21 pm

boddingtons wrote:b) that can of Boddingtons that I stashed away for just the right moment


Are you related to Boddingtons, or do you just like it? :drinkers:

Russ

BTW, I always carry smoked oysters and assorted Sardines as well. So great on crackers in the mid-day..
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby boddingtons » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:15 pm

rlown wrote:
boddingtons wrote:b) that can of Boddingtons that I stashed away for just the right moment


Are you related to Boddingtons, or do you just like it? :drinkers:

Russ

BTW, I always carry smoked oysters and assorted Sardines as well. So great on crackers in the mid-day..


Just more-than-like it!!!

Worth the extra .75 of a lb
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby cvr » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:01 pm

Miso soup makes a great before dinner appetizer.

Rarely will I leave the trailhead without some Knob Creek Bourbon. It's great alone or with hot chocolate.

My wife really likes a drink called a Hot Apple Pie. It is Tuaca and hot cider. At ski bars it is usually served with a whipped cream floater, but this is not neccessary to be damn tatsy.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby cgundersen » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:56 am

Baileys for breakfast is unbelievable. 151 with anything is good once the boots are off. My wife mixes up 151, fruit punch and garnishes with snow and dried pineapple; you'd think she was in Maui?
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby giantbrookie » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:38 pm

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.
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