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#197631 - 02/08/17 03:35 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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I have in the past, but not so much anymore. I am mainly a wine drinker, so when I did it was usually chardonnay or white zinfandel. But I think that was for my younger days.

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#197633 - 02/08/17 03:43 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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I haven't ever brought alcohol on a backpacking trip, or any camping or hiking trip, not the drinkable kind anyway. I'm not totally opposed to the idea; I just don't typically drink that much. If I ever did, I think I'd bring a small amount of everclear and mix it with kool-aid. That's the lightest thing I can think of short of drinking straight everclear (no thanks).
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#197816 - 02/27/17 07:37 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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Yes, there's a nice little distillery in Sperryville VA that makes an excellent single malt and Rye. One or the other is always a treat after dinner, and much like Franco, sometimes mixed in my wicked hot chocolate ; or maybe accompanied by some Creme Brule.........

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#197823 - 02/27/17 11:12 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Va3Pinner]
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While I don't take booze backpacking, I've found that at home on a cold winter night, there's nothing like hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps added!

As mentioned before, I get enough of a "high" being out in the wilderness that I don't need to ingest anything.

HPD, since those "organics" are still illegal under Federal law, it's not a good idea even to have them in your possession, much less using them, on Federal lands! The local sheriff may not care, but your friendly USFS or NPS ranger will definitely arrest you, and it doesn't matter if the federal land is in a state that has legalized those substances.
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#197876 - 03/06/17 10:18 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
While I don't take booze backpacking, I've found that at home on a cold winter night, there's nothing like hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps added!

As mentioned before, I get enough of a "high" being out in the wilderness that I don't need to ingest anything.

HPD, since those "organics" are still illegal under Federal law, it's not a good idea even to have them in your possession, much less using them, on Federal lands! The local sheriff may not care, but your friendly USFS or NPS ranger will definitely arrest you, and it doesn't matter if the federal land is in a state that has legalized those substances.


Well aware of that Mouse. I've been a outlaw all my life, too late to chage now. smirk

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#197881 - 03/06/17 07:29 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: HPD]
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And, of course, your case will be heard in federal court, not a state or local court.
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#197885 - 03/06/17 09:30 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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We have on occasion brought something to drink. Recently SWMBO bought us two flasks that are similar to a Platypus. I put rye whiskey in mine, and she put rum in hers to mix with some sort of powdered drink mix that she said wasn't so good.

I brew beer and am near to trying my hand at mead and wine, and bought some plastic bottles meant for Mr Beer just for this or the lake.

We've also bought some cheap Merlot that comes in a container kind of like a kid's drink box that was ok. Much better than a glass bottle!
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#197952 - 03/14/17 06:01 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
HPD, since those "organics" are still illegal under Federal law, it's not a good idea even to have them in your possession, much less using them, on Federal lands! The local sheriff may not care, but your friendly USFS or NPS ranger will definitely arrest you, and it doesn't matter if the federal land is in a state that has legalized those substances.


I know HPD has responded, but I thought I'd add that it goes beyond federal lands. It's important to those considering to know the laws of their state. While states have legalized personal pot use, some only allow it in private. In Washington, while private consumption is not against state law, public consumption is subject to a civil violation and fine. Just know your laws.

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#197985 - 03/20/17 09:40 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: JustWalking]
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True enough. Here, as in Washington, you can buy it but you can't legally use it anywhere, but in the privacy of your property/home.


Edited by HPD (03/20/17 10:13 AM)

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#201424 - 07/20/18 04:53 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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Originally Posted By Ian Campbell
I've always got a flask of whiskey on me - do you bring booze with you on your backpacking trips? What's your go to?


Me too. Johnnie Walker Black Label is my best friend during my backpacking trips.

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#201426 - 07/20/18 10:37 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: GregoryCheve]
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Originally Posted By GregoryCheve
Originally Posted By Ian Campbell
I've always got a flask of whiskey on me - do you bring booze with you on your backpacking trips? What's your go to?


Me too. Johnnie Walker Black Label is my best friend during my backpacking trips.


Appropriately named!
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#201606 - 08/27/18 03:37 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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Nope and I've never seen anyone who brings wine or any kinds of alcohol while on the trails.

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#201929 - 10/15/18 04:08 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: GregoryCheve]
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It's a fine companion. I always take it on my camping trips too.


Edited by aimless (06/26/19 09:07 PM)

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#202045 - 10/30/18 12:05 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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A wee dram of scotch. It aids digestion after dinner.
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#202108 - 11/14/18 02:19 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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A flask of whiskey. Mostly Everclear with some Kool Aid.

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#202155 - 11/23/18 05:44 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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I need to have my flask with me when I go on a backpacking trip. Nothing better than taking a sip or two while you're resting after a few hours of walking/hiking. haha

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#203131 - 06/24/19 07:05 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: James Clark]
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depends what season.

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#203914 - 12/28/19 06:16 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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When I am at home, I drink beer or a glass of wine, but I never felt the urge to drink when in the woods.

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#204055 - 01/31/20 04:12 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: HPD]
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I don't bring alcohol on my backpacking trips, one thing I must bring though is coffee, can't go without it.

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#204056 - 01/31/20 08:04 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Acetabulum]
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Loc: Southern Oregon
I've on occasion brought some wine, depending on my dinner menu for the trip. At home I'll often have a beer or glass of wine, again depending on my dinner menu. Sometimes wouldn't mind a cold beer after backpacking on a hot day but can't justify the weight(all that ice to keep the beer really cold).

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#205854 - 09/15/21 01:16 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: osborn ronal]
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Originally Posted By osborns ronal
depends what season.



I am somewhat concerned over the trend lately by some backpackers who feel the need to bring alcoholic beverages and or drugs

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#205855 - 09/15/21 02:20 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: ToddGuy]
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Trend lately? Been that way as long as I can remember. And I'm old.

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#205856 - 09/15/21 09:22 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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No but…

Hilarious thread. Three people signed up for this forum only to post to this one topic. Some utter self righteousness about as well… lol

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#205857 - 09/16/21 03:55 PM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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I clicked on this topic to see if anyone had tried any of the instant/dehydrated/concentrated beverages that I've seen pop up recently. The idea of not carrying the water weight up a mountain is interesting.

Having a cold beer after a long hike sounds pretty nice, but I don't want to haul a little packet up a mountain just to find out that it tastes awful and that I'll have a gooey mess in my bear can. I was hoping someone else had done it first and had thoughts or recommendations.

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#205875 - 09/24/21 11:54 AM Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? [Re: Ian Campbell]
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Registered: 09/24/21
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Loc: Northern Illinois, USA
I keep a flask of akvavit in my first-aid kit for emergencies.

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