You are what you drink, or a tale of many beverages!
Hot drinks for tramping
|Classic Raro Sweet Navel Orange|
|Water, iced tea and a hot coffee, Lake Isabel Hut, 2014|
|Forget stupid syrups, classic old timer coffee additive|
|Having a coffee at the Davies Bay campground, QCT in 2016|
Tramping drink ideas: Cold
Powdered fruit drink packets are very popular, there are a wide range of flavors and several manufactures. My preferred type is Vitafresh especially their Peach Iced Tea, Orange Mango, Blackcurrant and old fashioned Lemonade.
Raro is the other well known range available here in New Zealand.
|Orange Mango Vitafresh|
Beer, spirits, wine anyone?
|The outdoor 'Saint'- John Muir, father of the National Park movement!|
Personally I am of two minds about alcohol and outdoor activities, I like a drink as much as the next person but in the right place and at the right time. A glass of a nice red with your freeze dried meal is good, a litre of Vodka with lunch not so much.
I'm partial to a river cooled can of beer and have taken several with me in the past. Nothing like finishing the day with an ice cold brew in your hand!
|Using natures beer chiller....|
I also enjoy a snort of whiskey or rum normally in a coffee.
Just a final word; carry out your empties! Nothing worse than arriving at a hut to see a pile of empty bear cans or wine bottles cluttering up the bench. If you carry it in, carry it out.