Favorite backcountry beverage

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Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by The hermit » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:53 pm

Which do you prefer? Plain water, crystal light , tang , green tea or vitamin c powder? Any suggestions are welcome. Im not into sugar free.








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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by gary c. » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:16 pm

It's a wonderful thing to reach the top of a pass and find some snow. I love to fill a water bottle with snow and then pour a packet of pink lemonade into the bottle and add water. That is about as good as it gets for me.
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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by longri » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:00 am

In the following order of preference:

- beer
- bourbon
- coffee
- water
- tea

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by sparky » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:19 am

Water, coffee

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by ucangler » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:52 am

water and coffee

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by RichardCullip » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Water
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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by maverick » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:18 pm

Cool mountain water, and tea at dinner.
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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by rlown » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:47 pm

OR's cocktails.
Coffee in the morning.
Water is kind of a given.

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by AlmostThere » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:42 pm

Tea or lemonade.
Sometimes, a nice red wine.

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Post by maverick » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:46 pm

AT wrote:
Sometimes, a nice red wine.
Would that be Pinot, Merlot, Zin, Syrah, or Cab AT?
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