Hi @Dad_Aint_Hip , and everyone else.

Despite my post on a separate conversation, I don't typically carry any alcohol with me on a backpacking trip, or even a day hike.  I too did get the Nalgene flask, so I may add that to the 10 (or maybe 11 ) essentials.  Yeah, that's it!  Mine goes to 11!

But...when car camping, or after a nice long day hike, nothing is better than a nice cold beer.  We have several farm breweries around here, so lots of good, locally brewed craft beers to choose from.

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