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Apr 11, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Ah, man, I used to have those limon packets and all kinds of Mexican goodies as a kid. Growing up white trash in proximity to Mexicans has its strong points, I guess. I gotta say, I'd try that mix. Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
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Apr 11, 2012
Destroyer of popcorn
Good bourbon...and do not forget the part where I said "good". Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
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Apr 11, 2012
sail away, joshua tree
another vote for wild turkey! just suck it up and chase it with some good ol' h20 michael rowell
Joined Apr 26, 2011
20 points
Apr 11, 2012
Me and Spearhead
Chris treggE wrote:
Carry less water. Bacardi 151. Specialty rum from the Carribean can be found with even more EtOH content, up to 190 proof (95% ethanol).


"There's no such thing as 400 proof alcohol."

Got to go w/ Mr. Gram on this one. Go with straight tequila or whiskey, find something to suit your taste and grab something decent. Or if that's how you roll, throw down and go with the Don Julio 1942.
Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
143 points
Apr 11, 2012
Top of Montezuma's Tower
While I almost always embrace brown liquor; for those weak of heart, you can also do peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate. Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
Joined Oct 20, 2009
33 points
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing Trail Creek
Too bad this isn't available yet

patsbcb.com/beer.html
Scott Krankkala
Joined Aug 25, 2008
244 points
Apr 11, 2012
Sign near the Third Flatiron
Good whiskey is nice if you have the ducats, but there are inexpensive options out there which are a suitable substitute.

Early Times is about $20 a handle, and is a pretty damn good whisky. I like good bourbons, and can endorse ET as a quality mixer and passable neat whisky (it has a mashbill similar to most bourbons, but with more rye than average, so it helps if you like ryes.)

As a bonus, it comes in a convenient 1.75 liter giant plastic flask:



This can be carried in your pocket, assuming you have a giant pocket.

If backpacking or a bivy is on the agenda, there are a host of soft flasks available. I have a platypus version that has served well on many occasions.

Cheers!
Chris D
From the couch
Joined Apr 14, 2009
2,191 points
Apr 11, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
Goldshlager!

or shooters of vodka, kahlua, baileys (equal parts) for a Blind Russian!
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,729 points
Apr 11, 2012
Aint nothin like a chihuahua with a backpack. Some...
Oskar Blues makes an imperial stout called "Ten Fidy." It is 10.5% beer in a can. Tasty and worth its weight. Eric Hamer
From Tucson
Joined Jan 19, 2011
50 points
Apr 11, 2012
A mix is generally a waste of time. The best strategy is to get the cheapest, most potent, whiskey available, and lug the appropriate quantity into the woods. On occasion(when the gf is along) Nalgenes or Camelbacks full of wine work well too. Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Joined Apr 7, 2011
885 points
Apr 11, 2012
An ounce of honey shaken into the cheapest 750mL of whiskey will do wonders for the taste. We call it Elk Bite, I learned it from my dad's hunting partners. As a cheap shot/warming beverage I think it gets my vote as best bang for your buck. Ryan Hill
From Oakland, CA
Joined Dec 8, 2009
48 points
Apr 11, 2012
Getting dropped off on a 14er by an Army Blackhawk...
Early Times!!! Glad to hear someone else likes this sh*t. It's my go-to for backpacking booze and it's "aged in oak for a taste worth the wait." For the ladies and "men" who don't drink whiskey, mix a little lemonade and water, and you have a tasty cocktail. Dinzy
From Dillon, CO
Joined Nov 9, 2011
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Apr 11, 2012
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Laphroaig Peter Pitocchi
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104 points
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing above Black Lake
Eric Hamer wrote:
Oskar Blues makes an imperial stout called "Ten Fidy." It is 10.5% beer in a can. Tasty and worth its weight.


Ding Ding!
Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
Joined May 21, 2007
147 points
Apr 11, 2012
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fu...
For a good drink recipe start with one part whiskey . . . and enjoy! Cory
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 25, 2008
2,521 points
Apr 11, 2012
Pocket shots: Single serve soft side shots.
pocketshot.net/news.php

Nalgene has a nice flask for repackaging proper stuff. Definitely go for whiskey, good at any temperature.
Nathan Stokes
Joined Oct 20, 2008
439 points
Administrator
Apr 11, 2012
Belay
Why you would need anything other than a bottle of Pendleton or Bulleit whiskey* on a backpacking trip is beyond me.

  • (Pendleton whisky and Bulleit Burbon, for the purists out there)
Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
4,021 points
Apr 11, 2012
Stabby
Oban. Anything else is amatuer hour
If you want to get crazy get some shrooms
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Apr 11, 2012
Jim Beam Rye is the best bang for your buck. Mix it with anything and you will have to give up your Man card. Tradoholic
Joined Apr 17, 2004
12,478 points
Apr 12, 2012
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Mike Lane wrote:
Oban. Anything else is amatuer hour If you want to get crazy get some shrooms

I like the way think. I wish I could afford to think that way myself :P
Eamon Doyle
From Sierra Madre, CA
Joined Nov 3, 2011
9 points
Apr 12, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
Wilsons "That's All" whiskey for when the bank-account is hurting, and any scotch for when it's not. I agree with Simon, mixes are a waste of time. Especially in winter...the burning sensation is quite nice.

Also, you can't beat Stewart's brand "Mountain Brew Beer Ice," for 2.99 a six pack. As many 'adults' say, it's an acquired taste.
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Apr 12, 2012
At the "summit"
Sounds disgusting, but there's actually such a thing as a backcountry beer concentrate: backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/b... Gokul
Joined May 9, 2011
695 points
Apr 12, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Ben B. wrote:
Mixes? Leave that shit in the club, son.


Another vote for Yukon. My 'licker store quit carrying it so I'm boycotting them. Love my 'Jack in the backcountry.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Apr 12, 2012
Me and Spearhead
Mike Lane wrote:
Oban. Anything else is amatuer hour If you want to get crazy get some shrooms

+1

Mike, you're totally invited to the next Veduavoo Scotch weekend.
Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
143 points
Apr 12, 2012
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Just get some alcohol powder if you're trying to travel light. Everything tastes better when camping, right?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_...
Eamon Doyle
From Sierra Madre, CA
Joined Nov 3, 2011
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