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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby painless4u2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:12 am

2 flasks of bourbon


Yes, I have my Scotch


Ok now, which is it? Bourbon or scotch? Inquiring minds need to know!
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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:16 am

painless4u2 wrote:
2 flasks of bourbon


Yes, I have my Scotch


Ok now, which is it? Bourbon or scotch? Inquiring minds need to know!


Actually - one of each. Scotch doesn't mix very well and is harsher on the digestive system than Bourbon, and I figured I would want some drinks after hiking, so I had Bulleit Bourbon to make Kentucky Lemonades with. The Scotch I took was 12 YO Macallan Sherry Oak.
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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby painless4u2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:23 am

Well played. 8) So what is your recipe for the lemonade?
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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:27 am

painless4u2 wrote:Well played. 8) So what is your recipe for the lemonade?


Kentucky Lemonade - Chicago Basin Expedited Results Version

1 8-10 oz camp cup - fill with 2/3 filtered, cool water; add about 10-15 drops of lemonade flavored hydration drops; finish off with 1/3 bourbon (about equal to 1 shot), leaving 1/4" clear to rim. Stir.

Repeat often in the name of hydration.


(edited to convert the recipe to Kentucky Lemonade rather than a bourbon and water. doh!!
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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby ameristrat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:33 am

Always in the name of hydration!
You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. - Rene Daumal

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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby semitrueskerm » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:48 am

I took up a 6-pack of Miller lite. You can take a kid out of Wisconsin, but you can't take Wisconsin outta the kid, yah? The creek was a nice fridge.

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Re: Chicago Basin Trip or not?

Postby painless4u2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:55 am

Yeah, beer's nice, but heavy. I sometimes bring a flask (titanium, of course) of good Jamaican rum and mango flavored Tang. Mixed with cold water and it's back to the islands, man!
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