Required For Survival ...

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  1. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    COFFEE: Contains the required for life caffeine vitamin. Therefore, it is required for survival.

    Who else takes a jar of Folgers or other brand instant caffeinated coffee into the woods/boonies/sticks in their pack?
    I'm pretty sure I can't be the only one to pack a jar of Folgers Red and a jar of powdered genuine or generic "Coffee Mate" in the flavor of choice into the woods/boonies/ sticks.
    (generic Vanilla Caramel for me at this time. I also have a bottle of 200mg caffeine vitamin pills (with essence of green tea) for when making a cup of coffee is not a viable option.)

    Or do you prefer tea bags, loose tea, instant caffeinated tea, or the caffeine vitamin pills?
  2. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    I'm not so much into instant coffee for the most part but, the better options do find their way to me occasionally. Folgers and similar varieties to me are a bit bland to a bit bitter, neither of which excites my taste buds. Artificial creamers ... o_O blea, yuck, etc.

    To me, quality tea bags are the best. Very easy to carry and brew and, the variety of flavors is very nice too. If caffeine is your thing, there is caffeine plus caffeine derivatives in most teas so you get a better 'boost' if that is your goal.

    I do prefer coffee for dunking hard bread though. ;)
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  3. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    The Caffeine vitamin eliminates the head hurts, shakes, and helps one sleep, if taken in sufficient quantities.
    (in my case no less than only 1800 to 2000mg a day, for the last 55 or so years. :) )
  4. bore


    May 20, 2015
    I'll grind a supply of coffee. Not hard to brew. I'll forgo the cream when I'm out.
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  5. Swampdog

    Swampdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    Folgers Singles for me every morning at hunt camp, simple to make, just boil water and soak a "tea bag" for 5 minutes.

    I'm usually in a hurry and don't have time to bother doing anything else to get my caffeine fix.
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  6. Blackcloud


    Dec 20, 2019
    Can't have caffeine by cardiologists orders.:mad: Not even supposed to have decaf but I do have my limits!:D I take a dark roast and set it up before bed in hunting camp. Grab a couple of logs to chunk in the stove, set the pot on and by the time I am dressed fresh brewed dark roast. Became addicted to vanilla creamer a few years ago. Don't care if it is powdered or right out of the dairy case. I gots to have it. :D
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  7. jmarston


    Dec 6, 2010
    Tea for the trail and coffee for camp I like to say.

    Coffee is often done in a French press mug that I have. I surely don't mind regular ol' cowboy coffee over the camp fire as well.

    Tea I will often drink hunting or trapping moving around lots. Make up a thermos in the morning and drink it all day. My favourite is called Cream of Earl Grey or regular Red Rose.
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  8. MTB


    Jun 23, 2019
    I carry a mix of things out in the woods with me. Twining's English Breakfast tea bags, a small bag of fresh grounds, or a few packets of instant coffee. All depends on my mood that day. I just love having a hot beverage in the woods.
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  9. notajerryskid


    Oct 14, 2013
    Peet's "major dicks blend" I do a pour over :)
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  10. jdk1

    jdk1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Trader Joe's has singles with creamer and sugar in the mix. They're great for the woods and cheap. Don't buy online from resellers, they gouge like crazy. Direct from TJ they're cheap.
  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Tea for me.
  12. Plainsman


    Apr 5, 1999
    I prefer hot chocolate or is a rare drink for me.
  13. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    When I sleep outside (vivac, tent, mountain hut or whatever) and need to carry some hot beberages, I usually carry whatever brand of ready-made capuccino powder. But need to make sure it is meant for water, because I will not be carrying any milk (liquid or powder) with me.


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