Sep 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm #1239691
I had an idea the other day to make some lightweight booze.
One could make a rum & coke using water, 1/2 shot of 151 strength rum (ie. Bacardi 151) and a little squirt of coke syrup (the kind restaurants use). You wouldn't get the carbonation or the full rum taste since you're using 1/2 shot (or you could use a full shot of 151 and just have a 2x as strong drink). You would get quite a light drink though and you would also be getting a big dose of calories with that coke syrup.
Hmm….I wonder about just chugging coke syrup. I bet that's a super light way to get calories….it would probably kill you too though.Sep 27, 2009 at 9:19 pm #1531097
I'm going to grab some coke syrup from the bar I work at so I can see what it's like to make non-carbonated coke. I bet you don't need much syrup. This stuff is probably 1000 calories per oz.Sep 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm #1531100
I'm more of a red wine drinker….how about dehydrated red wine?
JohnSep 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm #1531107
Use an Alka-seltzer to get bubbles!Sep 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm #1531108
I love the idea of dehydrated red wine, but supposedly that stuff tastes gross. It amazes me that you can get 6% alcohol from a powder though…that just blows my mine. Imagine if they could make dehydrated pure alcohol…just add water and then fire up your stove :)Sep 28, 2009 at 6:41 am #1531156
Laurie Ann MarchMember
@laurie_annLocale: Ontario, Canada
It's not lightweight or even remotely close to it… but here in Canada you can now buy some very nice wines in Tetra packs. I'm notorious for sneaking one of these into Bryan's backpack (good thing he doesn't read BPL, eh?). I carry my own "glass" though…
My wineglass on a wilderness lake in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park.
edited to add a photo…Sep 28, 2009 at 6:50 am #1531160
Back when I drank booze we'd do vodka and Crystal Light ;-) But…ya can get Coke in mini cans, 8 ounces? That would work!Sep 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm #1531246
An 8oz can of Coke is a lot of weight considering the syrup to make this is probably 0.5oz. Hopefully I can get some coke syrup from work soon. I just need to wait until the 20 liter bag of syrup is almost empty so I'm only taking a little bit.Sep 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm #1531248
Packit Gourmet offers several dehydrated mixers. Just add alcohol and water. The Moonshine Margarita was quite delicious.Sep 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm #1531255
True but i can tell you that the can will taste waaayyyy better than the syrup ;-)Sep 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm #1531279
Wow PackItCourment has some good looking meals…Sep 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm #1531280
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@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwest
There was quite a group in the Sierras in the 70s that carried cherries soaked for a couple of weeks in 100 proof vodka.
Anytime you mix sweet carbs, alcohol, and elevation things go boom. I watched one of the eras better climbers tumble and fall his way down Milly's Foot Pass.Sep 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm #1531345
Dan, they are ;-) very, very tasty!Sep 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm #1531367
I might try them for some meals on my next trip. I'm going on a 6 day hike in about 3 weeks, but I live in Canada and sometimes stuff takes that long (or longer) to get here, so I don't want to risk it for this trip.Nov 10, 2009 at 3:55 pm #1544348
@yutahayLocale: Southwest USA
The Heritage store at Caycecures.com has sold this product for 30 years as an intestinal aid. Good for nausea and could be used for the "cuba libre" if you remember to take a lime.Nov 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm #1544350
Scotch. Single Malt. In a Snow Peak titanium flask. Just add mellow…..Nov 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm #1544393
@tacedeousLocale: East Bay, CA
The poster above is nuts!
REI Ti mugs work just as well, just make sure you've got plenty of mellow… and cosmic wimpout! ;)Nov 10, 2009 at 7:19 pm #1544396
"REI Ti mugs work just as well"
Jesse, Jesse, Jesse …..
Ah, you youngsters. The flask is for carrying the scotch, not for drinking out of! I have a separate Ti 'scotch glass' for that! ;-)Nov 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm #1544439
I ended up bringing some Coke syrup home to make some 'Coke'. It took more syrup than I thought to make enough for a Rum & Coke. Probably about 2/3 of an fluid ounce for 1 cup of coke. It also tasted pretty lackluster….totally flat was worse that I was picturing. I think I'd rather just drink the Rum. 151 Rum is my beverage of choice since it's strong for the weight and can double as stove fuel in a pinch.Nov 12, 2009 at 1:09 am #1544729
@tacedeousLocale: East Bay, CA
flasks are a tease :)… 1L platy's to hold our fuel!
next time your out mix a little coco and single malt…mmmmm!Nov 12, 2009 at 5:12 am #1544737
@figsterLocale: Central Arkansas
Warm or cold coco?!?!
JackNov 12, 2009 at 5:31 am #1544740
@nerdboy52Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
For weight reduction, you can't beat Everclear, which also works well in your alcohol stove. Doesn't have the flavor of scotch, but it'll tickle your innards on a chilly night. (Watch out for hypothermia on a cold one, however.) It's really just high-proof (190) vodka, so it mixes well with everything.
Not that I would drink alcohol on the trail, but emergency situation do crop up . . . :-)
StargazerNov 12, 2009 at 6:17 am #1544745
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
Adding 'stuff' to single malt?
The very thought has made me need to go and lie down in a dark room.
With a single malt :)Nov 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm #1544886
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"Adding 'stuff' to single malt?" = Johnny Walker?
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