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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 4:10 pm    Post subject: What do you drink? Reply to topic Reply with quote

I usually hike with Gookinaid (lemon or citrus) in my Camelback. It's inexpensive and palatable. I was wondering what everyone's personal preference is. I like to mix things up a bit! I've noticed quite a few different brands offered at REI but some of them are pricey. I dislike anything too sweet or overly powerful in flavor.
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I use that or Gatorade for electrolyte balance, but just keep water in the bladder in my pack. I also use Wylors powdered lemonade mix with cold spring water and Bacardi 151 (more bounce per ounce, and weight matters in the canyon), as well as 100 proof schnapps for a morning bracer and a pint of B&B for a nightcap...
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 4:22 pm    Post subject: AWESOME Reply to topic Reply with quote

CatValet wrote:
I use that or Gatorade for electrolyte balance, but just keep water in the bladder in my pack. I also use Wylors powdered lemonade mix with cold spring water and Bacardi 151 (more bounce per ounce, and weight matters in the canyon), as well as 100 proof schnapps for a morning bracer and a pint of B&B for a nightcap...


I always hike with a flask of Maker's Mark.
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

On a typical day hike or backpack I typically just drink water and then when I stop for lunch mix up a liter of gatoraid or crystal light (lemon flavors). If I drink too much gatoraid in a day my teeth get sensitive, I tried gookinaid and a few others but nothing really caught my liking.

If you don't need the electrolytes I think the crystal light is awesome it says to mix it with 16-20oz's of water but even with a liter it gives it enough flavor for me.

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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I use powdered Gatorade, it's pretty much all you can get around here, although I guess you could get Crystal Light powder. It's all way too sweet for my taste--I make it using less powder than is called for. I also drink a lot of water out of my camelbak. I don't use the Gatorade much when dayhiking, though, only backpacking.

Hand me a beer and after I drink about half of it you'll find me hunting up the nearest couch so I can go to sleep. Not for me, thanks!
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Water.
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Water for me! I usually carry an extra 32 oz lexan too with either gookinade, propel or gatorade but like to dilute it 50/50 with water because they are all too sweet to me straight up.

I don't like putting anything but water in my Camelbak just because it harbors bacteria growth.

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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

IGO wrote:
Water.
ditto
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: AWESOME Reply to topic Reply with quote

sacred_datura wrote:
CatValet wrote:
I use that or Gatorade for electrolyte balance, but just keep water in the bladder in my pack. I also use Wylors powdered lemonade mix with cold spring water and Bacardi 151 (more bounce per ounce, and weight matters in the canyon), as well as 100 proof schnapps for a morning bracer and a pint of B&B for a nightcap...


I always hike with a flask of Maker's Mark.


I need to hike with you two...

MikeinFH can tag along...
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Water and more water for the most part. On backpack trips I will often bring along powdered Gatorade in case I need to drink from some scuzzy pond water and need to kill the funky taste (and iodine, if I don't have any neutralizing tablets). A flask of Cap'n Morgan has recently been added to all backpacking stints, after my oversight last month in the Petrified Forest.
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PostPosted: 4/19/2007, 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Try storing your camelback in the freezer! Yucky stuff can't grow in there. I clean my bladder out with denture tablets, like Efferdent.
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PostPosted: 4/20/2007, 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I use bleach-water to clean the camelbak. A few teaspoons, a lot of water, let it soak a little while then drain it and rinse several times.
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PostPosted: 4/20/2007, 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Water. I also carry a pack or two of EmergenC to help in recovery.
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PostPosted: 4/20/2007, 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I always add packets of Electro Mix made by Emergen C folks to my water. No gunky sugar stuff in there except minerals.
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PostPosted: 4/20/2007, 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Have tried all of the above, including hiking with Randy numerous times, but I haven't used anything else this year except ElectroMIX. It's a good product, the price is right and it's not sweet at all.

BTW the green stuff in your CamelBack is an acquired taste, once you get there...Smile
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