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(ofelas) - F

Locale: On the Edge
likker on 10/06/2007 19:32:56 MDT Print View

A quart of bourbon...

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Wino here! on 10/08/2007 10:48:38 MDT Print View

"For a classy approach you can get some wine-in-a-box"

This made me laugh...I routinely carry 2-3 litres of quality red wine in a box when doing a few nights with my helps her sleep when the "rabid bears" (a.k.a. chipmunks) make too much noise at night. :)

Paul Luther
(eredluin) - M

Locale: Northeast
Re: Wino here! on 10/08/2007 10:54:23 MDT Print View

Aye, it's single malt for me. Macallan 12 yr. to be exact.

Chris Fothergill
(bwca51964) - M

Locale: Minnesota
Single Malt on 10/10/2007 21:04:39 MDT Print View

There is no need for a camp fire while your sipping Laphroaig 10 or 15 year single malt scotch.

scri bbles
(scribbles) - F

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Everclear on 10/11/2007 20:47:19 MDT Print View

I use Everclear as my main fuel source. I don't find it terribly expensive, I just picked up a 1.75L bottle for $28. For quite possibly the most versatile piece of gear on your list, its worth it right? Non-UL'ers reactions to the idea is also well worth the investment....

Edited by scribbles on 10/11/2007 20:47:53 MDT.

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Everclear on 10/11/2007 21:20:57 MDT Print View

Where did you buy it? We have 1 liquor store in a 60 mile radius and they don't carry it. Is it carried in most liquor stores?
In my youth it was a bootleg item. ;-)

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
everclear availability on 10/14/2007 11:18:37 MDT Print View

I see you live in the PNW as do I. ~Pure alcohol is available in liquor stores in some states, but not in others; I think it's another case of the authorities reckoning that the citizens are too stupid to know what's good for them and protecting them by eliminating some options. Or maybe it's about the state cost of health impacts, who knows.

At any rate, I live in WA state and we can't buy it, but if I'm in OR then I can by it at any liquor store. I was just in Utah for a brief vacation and was searching for alcohol stove fuel in vain near Zion national park (gas stations didn't carry HEET !) and as a last resort I checked their little liquor store and it's the same deal as in my state, they don't sell it to ordinary citizens. BTW, sterno works to heat water but takes a long time ...

I think that if you grope the internet you can figure out which states do and do not allow ordinary folks to buy everclear (or clear spring or whatever brand of grain alcohol).

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Everclear on 10/14/2007 11:30:27 MDT Print View

Thanks Brian. I'll check in Idaho (I'll be there next week). Otherwise, I guess it will have to wait until my next trip to Oregon. Everclear seems like a good way to kill two birds with one 'shot'. ;-)

Jeffrey Snyder
(jeffsnyder) - F
everclear availability on 10/14/2007 11:31:01 MDT Print View

You have to be careful when buying everclear for use as fuel. In some states they sell it but it's only 151 proof, which probably isn't that great of a fuel.

Al Shaver
(Al_T.Tude) - F - M

Locale: High Sierra and CA Central Coast
Yukon Choc on 10/15/2007 02:05:23 MDT Print View

My post epic celebratory ritual consists of hot cocoa powder and hot water (mixed extra strong) with a generous tipple from The Yukon Jack flask. The orange flavor provided by this sweet liquor from our upstairs neighbors in the Great White North combined with rich chocolate makes for the perfect salve for sore muscles, eh!

Daniel Benthal

Locale: Mid-Coast Maine
Yukon Jack on 10/15/2007 20:22:20 MDT Print View

Yukon Jack is also great with hot apple cider mix!


x c
(yyeessno) - F
. on 11/17/2007 05:51:22 MST Print View


Edited by yyeessno on 08/30/2014 05:42:24 MDT.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
rum or cognac on 11/18/2007 04:39:44 MST Print View

I often take red wine decanted into a Platypus on paddling trips but not on backpacking trips. That said I've been known to take a couple ounces of dark rum, Grand Marnier or fine Cognac (I have expesive tastes) in a small leakproof Nalgene. Then I use it in cooking (I love to flambe) or hot chocolate.

P.P. (toesnorth). Is your bananas flambe just bananas and brandy? I'd love to hear more about what you do for that.

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: "booze, drinks, etc" on 11/18/2007 09:20:49 MST Print View

Laurie, Alas, it is not my own recipe. I've come up with some good originals but not that one. The basis for mine is from on a recipe in The Back Country Kitchen by Teresa Marrone.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
thanks on 11/18/2007 10:01:32 MST Print View

thanks toesnorth... Ihave that one so I'll check it out when I finish the move and find all of my books.

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Backcountry Booze on 11/19/2007 07:36:13 MST Print View

I like Grand Mariner too, but I rarely take it backpacking. Usually we just have wine. I don't put it in a platy b/c the platys tend to absorb flavor and color. (I have one that STILL tastes like iodine, 4 years later. Ick.) Yup. I use a big heavy naglene. :p

BUT... I just found wine in tetra paks! No nalgene needed!

Margaret Snyder
(jetcash) - F

Locale: Southern Arizona
backpacking booze on 11/30/2007 13:47:19 MST Print View

Southern Comfort give me a good rebel yell at the end of the day.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Booze afield on 12/01/2007 07:12:41 MST Print View

The little airline-style bottles make for a nice after dinner cocktail. 12 year old Scotch and a chunk of 1000 year old glacier ice is the preferred wilderness drink :) For mixing, 151 rum delivers good ratios.

bobby c
(bobbycartwright) - F

Locale: i don't need no stinkin badges!
thc? on 12/12/2007 13:19:30 MST Print View

why not a bit of the ol' green? mary jane would be a great compromise, an ounce of mj and a coupla packs of rolling papers would only be a coupla ounces tops, and you can get high everyday for a month on some good buds. enjoy!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: thc? on 12/12/2007 14:24:00 MST Print View

Or maybe just don't take anything....what a concept....