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Alcohol and nalgene

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Wild Turkey is 101 proof. Good for "sippin" in the woods. I like the platypus bottles too. One for each flavor is a must.

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You can buy most liquor already in plastic "traveler" bottles. Don't know about 151, but you can get regular 80 proof Bacardi, and Jack/Beam/etc in 750ml size travelers.

 

Here's your stellar recipe: 12 yr old single malt scotch, neat. bigdrink.gif

 

ah yes, the neat scotch is a winner!

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Does the good single malt come in "travellers?"
Whether it comes in one or not, it can be decanted into that Jack Daniels traveler you drained on the last trip. Always a good idea to hang onto one or two empty plastic travelers for whatever you want to fill them with.

 

My choice for backcountry sipping is either single malt or, when funds are tight, a small batch bourbon like Knob Creek. Small batch bourbons are basically select barrel bourbons not blended with water, which regular bourbons are. Really like carrying bourbon concentrate. Wonderful right out of the bottle, but if you like don't like your bourbon quite that strong, or need to stretch the supply one more night, a bit of water thins it down to the strength of most regular bourbons.

 

Hmmmm. 8 AM. I wonder if it's too early......

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I've been exclusively drinking single-malt scotch from a 1/2-litre white plastic Nalgene bottle for years (a trail gift from a good friend--I had to promise him I would only drink single-malt from it).

 

The inside is a nicely stained brown color and it still works quite well...

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I have consumed enough booze out of water bottles over time to float a pretty good sized boat. Whatever ill or lasting effects this has caused I really doubt were caused by the containers.

Bowron Punch: 151 Bacardi and Tang...about 50/50. Coffee cup full of that & you just don't care.

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I always use a rinsed-out plastic Gatorade or soda pop bottle for this purpose. Nalgene bottles are way heavy, 5 oz for a one liter versus 1 oz for a one liter Gatorade bottle.

 

'Course for a longer trip, where weight really becomes a consideration.....well, there are other lightweight alternatives out there. wink.gif

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I'm a Gatorade bottle fan also. I like 151, Crystal Lite and water. Then put mixture into a snow filled cup. I always forget the little umbrella's though.

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