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Adult Campfire Drinks

Drinks and accessories for a relaxing backcountry happy hour.
Text and photos by Allison Woods
  • The Scotch Snob: If you enjoy a nip of Glenfiddich after a hard day of brush bashing, grab Innate's uber-sexy stainless steel 6-ounce Trad Flask. Comes with its own tiny funnel, and a lid retainer to minimize evening fumbles. $20, 5 oz. innate-gear.com
  • The Honeymooners: Quaff Coppola's "Sofia Mini" can of dry white bubbly wine from Govino Flutes. They're made from a BPA-free polymer, light as a feather, reusable, and recyclable. $13 for four, govinowine.com Wine: franciscoppolawinery.com
  • The Alpine Buddy: Want to score some big points with your hiking partner? Haul up the 64 oz. Klean Kanteen Wide, topped up with your favorite tap beer, seen here chilling in a creek. Bonus: The wide mouth's easy to fill. $33, kleankanteen.com
  • At 8 ounces, a Silipint is a bit heavy, but it can also double as your coffee cup or soup bowl (holds hot or cold drinks). Made of pliable silicone, these pint-size glasses will squish down in the odd corners of your pack. $10, silipint.com
  • The Oenophile: Dig in to your freeze-dried spaghetti with a glass of Clif Family Winery's lush and fruity The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon, seen here in GSI's Glacier Nesting Wine Glass. Glasses $14 each, gsioutdoors.com. Wine: climberpouch.com
  • No high country happy hour would be complete without salty treats. Hapi's Wasabi Peas have an intense hit of horseradish, while the Sriracha Peas dial it up with chili and garlic. Plus, they don't crush easily. $3, at Asian grocery stores.
  • The Sweet Tooth: Feed your sugar craving with a splash of Pinnacle Whipped Cream vodka spiked with a half-teaspoon of orange Jell-o crystals. Enjoy the Creamsicle Jell-o shot in a Guyot Designs Squishy Travel Shot Glass. $8 for 2, guyotdesigns.com
  • The Teetotaler: If you prefer evenings to be recovery time rather than party time, sip some hot Owl Instant Ginger Tea from your Snow Peak 450 Titanium Single Wall Cup. Tea: $5/20 packets at Asian grocery stores. Cup: $32, 2.1 oz., snowpeak.com
The Scotch Snob: If you enjoy a nip of Glenfiddich after a hard day of brush bashing, grab Innate's uber-sexy stainless steel 6-ounce Trad Flask. Comes with its own tiny funnel, and a lid retainer to minimize evening fumbles. $20, 5 oz. innate-gear.com
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The Scotch Snob: If you enjoy a nip of Glenfiddich after a hard day of brush bashing, grab Innate's uber-sexy stainless steel 6-ounce Trad Flask. Comes with its own tiny funnel, and a lid retainer to minimize evening fumbles. $20, 5 oz. innate-gear.com

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I'm going to finally say this after months of struggling with your slideshows:

I'm always really interested in Backpacker's slideshows. But there is something wrong with your website where it loads incredibly slow no matter if I'm on my computer at home or at work, Mac or PC. Like a minute or two a slide. I usually get discouraged and give up. I don't have problems on any other site.

Maybe others can weigh-in on it. Other than that, you guys are great!!
— Taylor

I like to drink wine on the trail and I use Govino Plastic Wine Glass Flexible Recyclable Shatterproof. It is a tumbler that weighs only one once! I take a bottle of wine and pour it into a Platypus Platy Preserve Wine Preserver, 800ml and the wine can last a week on the trail. Best of all is that it weighs less then an ounce. That is a lot less then a wine bottle, you don't have to worry about a cork screw, and will not break like a wine bottle can.
— Dean Slocum

Yeah, Dean, I've used the Govino wine glasses for years. I went with the flutes because they are new and cool, plus who ever thought of bubbly in a can? That stuff's tasty too.

I just did the Platy WP for the online Gift Guide. Great minds think alike!

There were almost an infinite number of accoutrements and directions to go with this slideshow. It was a load of fun to put together, and it gave me a great opportunity to check out early conditions on the Mountain Loop Highway, a notoriously wet part of the WA Cascades.
— Allison Woods

I must agree with Taylor's comment, but I guess that's the price we pay to be entertained by all the advertisements and offers of free issues of Backpacker. Also, I find it hard to take any article (or anyone) seriously that uses the term "uber".
— Oompa Loompa

Thank you Taylor! I love backpacker and buy it it the newstand often. This is the only site where they force you to reload a entire page for each slide. NOT ENJOYABLE! C'mon guys, functiona
itycounts, I'll support your advertisers still!
— jules m

Win the best adult campfire drink package! Five unbreakable and reusable SiLi PINTS plus one 64oz insulated, stainless steel Hydro Flask growler! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=435785269765251&set=a.149206671756447.28855.139047682772346&type=1&theater
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