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Hot, caffeinated beverages keep some of us sane when in the backcountry. Some might argue that such beverages can even keep you alive. Here, a few Backpacking Light staffers share their favorite methods for staying warm, hydrated, and caffeinated while out and about. Whether you prefer tea (filtered or not), coffee extract, or cowboy coffee, there's a little something for everyone... except the one editor who shall remain unnamed. He just takes two NoDoz and hits the trail.
Which could be why I might never backpack with him. - Addie