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Old 11-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #31
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On long trips I get beer at the last town I go through before I camp. Just pack it in wherever it will fit (I have a large tank bag) It can be a problem in remote areas, some towns on the map dont have any stores, and some states and counties have weird laws, so the pint of whiskey in an aluminum flask is the emergengy backup, to be had neat or with water. I do prefer a good IPA(or 6) any day though.

If there is a creek nearby, put it in there while you set up camp and it will be nice and cold by the time you are done.

The pot idea works well too, but may cause a problem with LE and employers, I sure do miss that stuff sometimes.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:50 PM   #32
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In my many years of experience; the Fosters 25oz "Oil cans" are much more durable than standard "aluminum" cans.

If you are going to carry more than one, and I suggest you do, tape then together so they don't rub holes in each other, and wrap them in a fleece sweater or something and they stay safe and cold for a couple of hours.

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Old 11-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #33
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In most states (except Utah ) liquor stores sell plastic mini-bottles. They travel very well, and mixers are always available.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:22 AM   #34
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In most states (except Utah ) liquor stores sell plastic mini-bottles.
Mini bottles don't hold enough to get you to forget you're in Utah.

Think of it as a free "upsizing".
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:50 AM   #35
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #36
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a 12pack fits nice on my pelicans..plus ice, the beer can hold pretty cold up for some 3 or more hours of ride. stuffed the rest of the pelican with other things to eliminate the shaking.. worked nice.

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:25 PM   #37
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I travelled with a couple of german overland bikers, Peter and David, through malaysia and australia.
They were on honda Africa twins, and when in malaysia had bought little wire baskets that are on the front of every honda scooter in asia...they bolted right on too.
Well it was really hot in the Flinders ranges of Australia, and we decided to get some beer for camping that nite.
Peter put the six pack in his front basket as we only had 20 kms to go.
It was a fast gravel road and with the setting sun behind us we were having a blast racing to the campsite.
He was just ahead of me when he veered of the road with what appeared to be an exploding bike.
When we got to him about 100 feet off the road he was upright and ok.
It turns out he never crashed at all but four of the six cans had exploded in the basket and soaked him in beer and covered his glasses so he could not see.
Since Peter had most of the beer on him David and I drank the remaining two on the spot to prevent further accidents.

Since then I rarely transport beer. Now I try to drink it on the spot.
just trying to prevent accidents you know...
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:32 PM   #38
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For the highest level of durability, transfer your favorite foamy beverage into a Sigg bottle and leave the original container behind or fill direct from the tap. They will hold pressure for many days, don't change the flavor, and will take more abuse than you can. They come is sizes up to 1.5 L so they're more appropriate for liquid refreshment than a full-on party.



A Sigg bottle comes in handy if you like better beers and want to hang out a beach or pool that prohibits glass containers. You can always fill them with fuel in emergencies.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #39
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Jack Daniels travels well in a steel flask. just sayin.

+ 1 ....

Though a cold carbonated beverage goes extremely well with J.D. .....

They kind of go hand in hand .......
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:52 PM   #40
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I can put a case each in my panniers, and regularly carry 6-12s in my top box without problems. But I always get it locally, and I ride even more like an old man when there is beer is on board.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #41
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+1 on the Polar Bear cooler. Only soft side I have owned that doesn't leak and keeps ice very well. Bought one for my buddies for Xmas as well.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #42
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Polar Bear cooler here also, strapped on back. Always carry bottles, because the beer I like only comes like that. But, keep 'em packed in lots of ice, or separate them like some have said here, so they can't move around much and rub/bang against each other, or you might have less beer to drink when you get to the campsite. That's sad, and dissapointing.

Nothing much better than an ice cold bottle of your favorite ale at the campsite though!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #43
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I tend to buy a six and a bag of ice and stuff the beers into the bag of ice, put it into a cheap plastic bag that the six came in and ride like the wind to where camp will be setup. Not as extravagant as others but it works.

Some of you people are border line geniuses
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:36 PM   #44
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One pannier camp stove and other gear, one pannier for beer and food and ice, top bag for clothes and other supplies, and tank bag for m/c extras and hat.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #45
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I use cans traveling, for no other reason than they cool fast and some places get up tight about bottles.
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