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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Beating the heat on 07/26/2009 21:50:27 MDT Print View

I was on the PCT today with TwoFourtyJeff and he happened to pop this out of his tiny pack:
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Cherry Garcia? Oh drool
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Jeff enjoying his (me loving when he said "have the other one!")
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The ice cooled us off as well, then we had an empty bag to use later. It was nice on what ended up being a hot day....

Edited by sarbar on 07/26/2009 21:52:30 MDT.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
yum on 07/27/2009 05:25:22 MDT Print View

not exactly UL... but what a delicious idea... good thinking Jeff!!!

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: yum on 07/27/2009 05:44:22 MDT Print View

I have a friend who carried beer in a similar way.

The best one I have heard was from a guy I bumped into on the trail, later to become a friend, who once took an ice cream cake out hiking for a surprise birthday. He apparently packed it with dry ice.

Cheers

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: yum on 07/27/2009 07:58:30 MDT Print View

Actually Laurie, it was quite light. The ice was used for other purposes, the ice cream was in small containers. In the end we had 1/2 an ounce or so of garbage to take back.

Ice is a heavy item that is still UL - once melted you have cold water. Or you do as we did and dump it on our selves and take a bath.

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Now that's a good hiking buddy on 07/27/2009 10:55:55 MDT Print View

I had a friend/co-worker do that for us once... but she did it the uber heavy way and used a thermos (wrapped her sleeping bag around it to keep it insulated).

Awesome. Just plain awesome.

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Beating the heat on 07/27/2009 10:58:03 MDT Print View

I am NOT going to let my wife or kids read this thread!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: RE: Beating the heat on 07/27/2009 13:52:04 MDT Print View

Hehheh...Elliot, Neither do I want my husband to get any ideas as well :-D