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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:

Cherry Garcia? Oh drool

Jeff enjoying his (me loving when he said "have the other one!")

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.


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