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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 GearChukker » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:09 pm

Drink of choice lately is a flask of margarita... and when I say margarita I mean about 6 parts tequila, one part marg mix, and one part cointreau. Definitely a great card game companion. I love specialty beers and our group usually starts the trip at the cars with one beer and end the trip with another back at the parking lot... A lot of random discussion on the trail has occurred on how to get beer into the backcountry. A couple of the best ideas have been creating a freeze dried version, and having our friend's dog carry a sixer in his doggie backpack!



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

Postby cmon4day » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:13 pm

+1 on the 151 and Crystal Light. I also pack in a couple of 24oz 211's. Makes all the aches and pains go away.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby rayfound » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:56 pm

My first trip I brought Gin and cigars. Turns out I didn't find it as relaxing as I had hoped, so now I don't bring anything, just: fish till dark, eat dinner, sleep, eat breakfast, poop, repeat.

I decided that libations weren't worth the effort in the backcountry, when just being there I feel comfortable and relaxed.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby gary c. » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:56 pm

I really enjoy when one of my friends or myself carry in a cheese cake or other instant desert but there is one fomfort food that I almost always have in the evening, hot mint cocoa with an Excedrin PM chaser. :yummy: :thumbsup:
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby ChinMusic » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:35 pm

Oddly enough......Cracker Jack
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby mokelumnekid » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:38 pm

Being the kinds of idiots who don't seem to mind carrying ridiculous amounts of weight- margaritas:
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:23 am

mokelumnekid wrote:Being the kinds of idiots who don't seem to mind carrying ridiculous amounts of weight- margaritas:

Where's the salt?
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby Oubliet » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:42 am

I like to bring a lot of liquid comfort beverages.

Sometimes, it's just the Vietnamese coffee (all-in-one) packets for my morning start-up.

Other times (or in addition), there's bringing a good dry red wine to enjoy with dinner. I usually pour it into a Platypus container to save myself from having to heft the glass weight.

If I'm on a weeklong trip, I might skip the wine and just bring some flavored vodka, single malt scotch, or port wine to have with chocolate in the evening after dinner.posting.php?mode=reply&f=26&t=3952#
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby nevadasmith » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:53 pm

fishmonger wrote:Image

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

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


A buddy of mine brought along some of these on a recent trip & I was impressed.
We just used a miniature grate with some twigs underneath & a small percolator.
sometimes I bring along some J. Daniels or some Brandy & drink it straight.
& always try & bring along some chocolate bars.
One time I brought a bottle of wine & the weather was extremely hot so I stuffed the
bottle of wine into a glacier up on Bishop pass to chill it. the plan was to have some chilled
wine on the last day of the trip while heading back over Bishop pass, Problem was....I
ended up changing my plans & ended up hiking out at Lamarck Col instead of returning
back through Bishop pass, Some lucky SOB probably really enjoyed that wine, & I
congratulate them! I hope they packed out the bottle.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby East Side Hiker » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:22 am

All I need is Copenhagen Long Cut and my beautiful woman.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby vandman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:16 am

fishmonger wrote:Image

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

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


I carry a french press that fits into a Nalgene bottle, and brew a strong Cuban roast. I recently tested the Starbucks VIA Italian roast and was very impressed. If it wasn't so expensive I might change my ways.

For an evening night cap, I enjoy a good single malt Irish whiskey or a cognac, carried in an MSR fuel bottle.
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Re: What is your comfort food or drink in the back country?

Postby BSquared » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:55 am

vandman wrote:For an evening night cap, I enjoy a good single malt Irish whiskey or a cognac, carried in an MSR fuel bottle.

Good container choice: highly flammable liquids!
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