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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 8:04 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 9:56 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 3:33 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 10:13 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 8:17 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 8:01 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.
Just an old musician who loves the Mountains.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby boddingtons » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:01 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 3:21 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 4:15 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 5:01 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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