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How much alcohol should one bring?

Postby thefreshmaker » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:21 pm

How much alcohol should one person bring, and what is the best kinds of items to bring? Sizes etc?
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:06 pm

Enough for yourself and to share with all your new friends. :) Better too much than not enough. :)

I liked drinking beer during the day and maybe a mixed drink or two in the evening. Lighter beers taste better to me when it's hot out so thats what I drank most of, and opened the good stuff in the late afternoon/evening.

As far as sharing, it's easier to share stuff in small containers versus big ones. Alot of people are suspicious of open containers. (you never know what someone might have put in it)
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:16 pm

If you're running a bar, more than you plan to bring. If that is, indeed the case, keep it simple! Limit it to one or a few drinks.Bloody Marys are popular.
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Postby barnz » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:49 pm

2 and a half gallons per person per day.
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Postby trystanthegypsy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:19 pm

BUY IT AT DUTY FREE!
It's like half price at the border. Bring one two six of something nice-ish, and 2 or 5 big bottles of cheap stuff.

Start the evening with the nice stuff, switch to the cheap stuff, and gift an extra bottle to your favourite bar, along with a 2L of mix. Or 2. Most bars run out of mix long before they run out of booze.

I love just using crystal light powder as mix with water and a good vodka. I'm easy like that :D

Kahlua or Bailey's is really nice to have in coffee. I also brought one bottle of wine and one bottle of Strawberry Daiquiri that I chilled and then mixed with ice in a blender to make AWESOME strawberry daiquris. Man it was great to have a camp with a blender.
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Postby geekster » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:38 pm

Mixers end up in greater demand than booze. Our camp has come off the play with surpluses of booze for several years running. The ones that really work well in the desert are tonic water, things made with tonic water (e.g. schweppes bitter lemon, if you can find it) because tonic water reduces the body temperature. Squirt and Wink work well and has a lot of electrolytes (grapefruit soda).

Most end up the week out of mixers and with a lot of booze.
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Re: How much alcohol should one bring?

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:40 pm

thefreshmaker wrote:How much alcohol should one person bring, and what is the best kinds of items to bring? Sizes etc?


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Postby Elorrum » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:54 pm

I'm all about the mixers these days... will be sure to have a supply of carbonated beverages of many types. Tang and powdered drinks are dependable when sodas run low. I miss the mango orange "cordial" (concentrated juice syrup in a bottle) drinks of the south pacific.... Schweppes also made a great orange mango soda.
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Postby trystanthegypsy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:36 pm

TomServo wrote:If you're running a bar, more than you plan to bring. If that is, indeed the case, keep it simple! Limit it to one or a few drinks.Bloody Marys are popular.


I don't understand this. I think Bloody Marys and Ceasars are absolutely disgusting, and apparently ceasars are the only kind of drink that hides the taste of GHB.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:18 am

trystanthegypsy wrote:
TomServo wrote:If you're running a bar, more than you plan to bring. If that is, indeed the case, keep it simple! Limit it to one or a few drinks.Bloody Marys are popular.


I don't understand this. I think Bloody Marys and Ceasars are absolutely disgusting, and apparently ceasars are the only kind of drink that hides the taste of GHB.


I thought it was cranberry juice. Anyways, I've only seen signs up, asking for Bloody Mary mix towards the end of the week. Slipping GHB is just plain fucked up!
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:17 am

I can't have Bloody Marys, I'm allergic to tomatoes. And cheap sodas are loaded with sodium benzoate, makes me sick as a dog. Crap is in ginger ale and tonic water too, Sprite, diet sodas and most mixers. I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas. And orange juice. Yippee, huh?
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:03 am

Bummer! I've found that anything with tomatoes is good out there. Cuts through playa mouth really well! Along with brushing your teeth.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:13 am

AntiM wrote:I can't have Bloody Marys, I'm allergic to tomatoes. And cheap sodas are loaded with sodium benzoate, makes me sick as a dog. Crap is in ginger ale and tonic water too, Sprite, diet sodas and most mixers. I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas. And orange juice. Yippee, huh?


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Postby trystanthegypsy » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:21 am

Elorrum wrote:
AntiM wrote:I can't have Bloody Marys, I'm allergic to tomatoes. And cheap sodas are loaded with sodium benzoate, makes me sick as a dog. Crap is in ginger ale and tonic water too, Sprite, diet sodas and most mixers. I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas. And orange juice. Yippee, huh?


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I love orange juice as mixer, even the cheap "orange beverage" or tang or whatever... goes with gin, vodka, rum, anything. mmmhmm.
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Postby shiznicks1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:41 pm

I think the list for this year will be two 30 packs of tecate, 1 handle of cheap vodka, 1 handle of cheaper whiskey, and of course, +or- 5 bottles of $2 wine for the quick pick me up around blast off time. Hopefully the generous scattered bars will take care of the rest.
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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:51 pm

trystanthegypsy wrote:BUY IT AT DUTY FREE!
It's like half price at the border. Bring one two six of something nice-ish, and 2 or 5 big bottles of cheap stuff.

Not sure if you're headed through Reno or not, but hard alcohol is maybe a buck or two more at the discount places (Costco, Ben's, Wally, etc.) in Nevada. For as stupid as our maryjane laws are, they like to keep us drunk cheaply. lol! Fernley also has a Wally. (If you need more than your two bottles :wink: )
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Re: How much alcohol should one bring?

Postby ibdave » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:05 pm

thefreshmaker wrote:How much alcohol should one person bring, and what is the best kinds of items to bring? Sizes etc?


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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:09 pm

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Postby geekster » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:46 pm

" I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas."

Safeway and Trader Joe's both have a very good "Blood Orange" soda. That stuff is AWESOME. Might have a look at it. My Safeway doesn't stock it with the sodas, they stock it with the pre-mixed ice tea and stuff, like with the gallon jugs of Arizona. It comes in a one-liter bottle with a screw cap.
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:47 pm

The OP is riding with us...he's going to be buying his liquor in Alturas...as much as he wants!
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:17 pm

geekster wrote:" I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas."

Safeway and Trader Joe's both have a very good "Blood Orange" soda. That stuff is AWESOME. Might have a look at it. My Safeway doesn't stock it with the sodas, they stock it with the pre-mixed ice tea and stuff, like with the gallon jugs of Arizona. It comes in a one-liter bottle with a screw cap.


Blood orange soda sounds great! I'll keep that in mind when I'm in Hawaii, where we do shop Safeway. Utah? No Safeway, no Trader Joe's. Ogden doesn't even have a Whole foods or Wild Oats like Salt Lake. Sigh....
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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:39 pm

trystanthegypsy wrote:I love orange juice as mixer, even the cheap "orange beverage" or tang or whatever... goes with gin, vodka, rum, anything. mmmhmm.

Tang is almost always popular.

Dr Pepper is still made with sugar at one place in texas.

Coffee syrup makes an interesting mixer.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:19 pm

AntiM wrote:
geekster wrote:" I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas."

Safeway and Trader Joe's both have a very good "Blood Orange" soda. That stuff is AWESOME. Might have a look at it. My Safeway doesn't stock it with the sodas, they stock it with the pre-mixed ice tea and stuff, like with the gallon jugs of Arizona. It comes in a one-liter bottle with a screw cap.


Blood orange soda sounds great! I'll keep that in mind when I'm in Hawaii, where we do shop Safeway. Utah? No Safeway, no Trader Joe's. Ogden doesn't even have a Whole foods or Wild Oats like Salt Lake. Sigh....

You might be able to buy the "organic" sodas (thinking specifically of Hansen's which--perhaps because of the disease--has a certain level of availability) by the flat (24 cans) through "Medusa.com." I find that certain kinds of shopping end up relying more on other people and so I do that for conveineice.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:17 pm

We have a tiny store called Good Earth. A little spendy. I like the Stevia brand, Zevia. Hansen's is good, but too sugary for the playa. I don't care for their sugar frees. I also have access to Blue Sky, meh. And Knudsen's spritzers are wonderful, but weigh in at 36 grams of sugar.
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Postby gidget » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:28 pm

I just discovered the glory of the Liquor Expo in Montague, CA. It's a mall of cheap booze! Drove through on the way back from Reno (it was organize the BM storage unit weekend!) and prices were $1-$5 less than in NV, $3-$10+ less than in my lovely prohibitionist OR. I am through buying liquor in Oregon, it is worth the drive!
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:30 pm

is that the one right by the I-5 freeway?

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Postby gidget » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:35 pm

ygmir wrote:is that the one right by the I-5 freeway?

and:
you can't get 190 proof everclear in CA...........


Yup! between Yreka and Weed... across the freeway and just south of the metal cow and the State of Jefferson hay barn...

I don't drink everclear so....
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Postby Kontradiction » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:55 pm

AntiM wrote:I can't have Bloody Marys, I'm allergic to tomatoes. And cheap sodas are loaded with sodium benzoate, makes me sick as a dog. Crap is in ginger ale and tonic water too, Sprite, diet sodas and most mixers. I'm stuck with full sugar coke or pepsi, and 7-up, or over-priced "organic" sodas. And orange juice. Yippee, huh?


Costco here in Los Angeles sells Mexican Coke, (Coca-Cola) it's made with sugar. Amazing stuff. Have you tried that?
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Re: How much alcohol should one bring?

Postby AntiM » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:36 am

Yep, and the costco here has it, even the base commissary carries it now and then. The glass bottles are not ideal to schlep around the playa though.
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Re: How much alcohol should one bring?

Postby Kontradiction » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:10 pm

AntiM wrote:Yep, and the costco here has it, even the base commissary carries it now and then. The glass bottles are not ideal to schlep around the playa though.


I know, but it's so tasty..yum. :/
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