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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
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.


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By Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Apr 11, 2012
Destroyer of popcorn

Good bourbon...and do not forget the part where I said "good".


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By michael rowell
Apr 11, 2012
sail away, joshua tree

another vote for wild turkey! just suck it up and chase it with some good ol' h20


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By Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
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.


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By Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
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.


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By Scott Krankkala
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing Trail Creek

Too bad this isn't available yet

www.patsbcb.com/beer.html


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By Chris D
From the couch
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!


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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 11, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord

Goldshlager!

or shooters of vodka, kahlua, baileys (equal parts) for a Blind Russian!


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By Eric Hamer
From Tucson
Apr 11, 2012
Aint nothin like a chihuahua with a backpack. Someone's got to carry the beer

Oskar Blues makes an imperial stout called "Ten Fidy." It is 10.5% beer in a can. Tasty and worth its weight.


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By Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
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.


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By Ryan Hill
From Oakland, CA
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.


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By Dinzy
From Dillon, CO
Apr 11, 2012
Getting dropped off on a 14er by an Army Blackhawk to search for lost hikers

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.


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By Peter Pitocchi
Apr 11, 2012
Pete belays 2nd pitch Little corner

Laphroaig


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By Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
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!


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By Cory
From Boise, ID
Apr 11, 2012
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fun day in the Hills

For a good drink recipe start with one part whiskey . . . and enjoy!


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By Nathan Stokes
Apr 11, 2012

Pocket shots: Single serve soft side shots.
www.pocketshot.net/news.php

Nalgene has a nice flask for repackaging proper stuff. Definitely go for whiskey, good at any temperature.


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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
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)


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Apr 11, 2012
Stabby

Oban. Anything else is amatuer hour
If you want to get crazy get some shrooms


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By Tradoholic
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.


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By Eamon Doyle
From Sierra Madre, CA
Apr 12, 2012
Headshot

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


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
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.


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By Gokul
Apr 12, 2012
At the "summit"

Sounds disgusting, but there's actually such a thing as a backcountry beer concentrate: www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thr>>>


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By Woodchuck ATC
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.


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By Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
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.


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By Eamon Doyle
From Sierra Madre, CA
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_powder


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