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Pack Smart!

We have some Hot Tips on Cool Drinks that come in aluminum cans.

Beer in bottles or bi-metal cans? Nein Danke! We prefer our drinks in recyclable aluminum cans! No official endorsements here, but we tried everything we could find on the store shelves and came up with these.

Don't forget to visit our Garbage and Recycling section for more tips!


Murphy's Irish Stout
pleasantly smokey ... like the charred remains of a giant wooden effigy!!

fat and sassy ... like most of my camp-mates!!

Ruddles Pub Ale Draught
an English-style bitter ale ... jolly as a naked mime on amphetamines!!

Guinness Stout
Dublin's classic mind bender ... tastes great, completely filling ... like camp food!!

Abbot Ale
like a warm afternoon laying in the grass ... or in the trackless wastes of Nevada!!

Boddingtons Pub Ale Draught
a pastoral nose ... like burning hay bales on an early September afternoon!!

the Rhine River flows straight through Amsterdam into these familiar green cans!! hot!!

Rolling Rock
like Heini, comes in green cans ... rock and roll!!

Kirin Ichiban
dry, but lush in its simplicity ... like the Black Rock Desert!!

Calgary Amber Lager
malty, misty as ... a dust cloud blowing 2000 feet in the air!!

Elephant Red
a big 750 ml brew ... fireman save my child!!

brewed by Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc the Mexican desert!!

Pabst Blue Ribbon
It is cheaper than dirt. It is surprisingly refreshing. And it has a big BLUE RIBBON. Amazing, really. (Tx - Rita Traner)

Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray has come out with a concentrate in aluminum cans. The orange flavor tastes like Koolaid. All of the others have that yummy cran goodness.

Kern's Nectar Juices & Sodas
Comes in shades of mango, guava, kiwi, orange, strawberry, banana, papaya ... like a desert sunset!!

Red Bull
This stuff's a real kick in the pants! Chase a shot of gin with this and get a double buzz!!

Snappy Tom
Used to be in steel, now in aluminum! Try this with tequila, or to chase mescal!!

La Croix Sparkling Water
Let the tiny bubble dance across your tongue, like a troupe of a hundred naked body-painted French ballet dancers!!

Hansens Natural Sodas
Not the cheapest soda out there, but possibly the best for your overtaxed body. Grapefruit is awesomely pungent, like the acrid smell of burning gasoline and nitrogen!!

Welch's Juicemakers
Cherry Sensation flavor is fab. This is a 100% juice concentrate in a 12 oz. aluminum can. Look in the bottled juice section of your supermarket. Tastes like the cherry cider Playa Pete used to brew. Drink cold, or slurp your cherry sensation hot!!

Now comes in cans. Oh so sweet and light, like black rock air, only wetter.

V-8 and V-8 Picante
Perfect for those bloody, bloody Marys after the burn.

Sunsweet Prune Juice
Helps make that adjustment to the desert, and camp food, a little easier. Comes in 6-packs of 6 oz. cans. A little is enough!!

Jamaica Gold Cappucino
Not like homemade, but useful for dragging your butt out of bed when you have to pull up your camp, and the line for the cafe is a mile long in 105 degree heat!!

Trader Joe's
Thai Lemon Herb soda is great stuff... has Echinacea and ginger, too. For that Herbal Burn!!

The house-brand sodas are actually not too bad. Try the grapefruit and lemon-lime. Sparkly, like purple and green neon in a howling dust cloud!


Powdered punch
Gatorade, Wyler's Lemonade, iced tea, and that old favorite, Tang (the astronauts drank it!) come powdered, and you can't pack drinks more efficiently than that. All you add is water. Or vodka. Or tequila.

Tang Screwdriver
Fill a tall glass with ice and vodka.
Add two teaspoons of powdered Tang.
Stir it up, darlin'!

Gatorade Margarita
Salt the rim.
Plunk ice in the glass.
Add two teaspoons of powdered Gatorade.
Tequila to taste.
Swizzle and sizzle!

Sputnik Tea
2 c. tang (medium jar)
1 c. instant iced tea
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Mix and keep dry.
To serve mix 2 tsp. to 1 cup hot water.
Add brandy for an extraterrestrial treat!

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