It would be fun to look into making alcohol while hiking. Honey can ferment pretty fast as a quick mead. On a zero day you could destill it maybe. Of course it might be lighter to make the alcohol before you go. No wait, it wouldn't, because you could add the water later. Hmmm. Kelly Kettle Still? Sounds pretty freekin scary dangerous actually. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
I think the still equipment would be pretty heavy.
My take on alcohol for drinking is fuel my stove with everclear, and either take some extra, and/or on
the days when I can have a fire and don't use the fuel, consume the exess "fuel" - when cut by 60% or
so everclear makes passable vodka - and it adds to hot chocolate or tea quite nicely.