The art of packing light

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Drop_Center, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. ncrambler

    ncrambler Been here awhile Supporter

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    This works well for me
    https://gsioutdoors.com/coffee-rocket.html
    and it all fits inside a mug
    https://gsioutdoors.com/infinity-backpacker-mug.html
    I've tried going the instant route, just doesn't cut it for me.
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  2. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  3. saltyD

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    Drip filtering is the last step in the complete bastardisation of coffee in the US; it inevitably results in some sort of light brown swill which is about as far from a good cup of coffee as can be.
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  4. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I heard rumours that American's can't make coffee:hide
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    You're not supposed to use ice water or reuse grounds...
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    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Hey don't ditch ice brewed coffee made properly it is stuff of meerkat's
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  7. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    Insulated coffee cup with built in French Press, with Baily's Irish Cream mini's for creamer, then add Jameson Black Barrel to taste.
    Some amenities are worth the size and weight.

    Kind of a refined version "Croffee". Sorry Joe!
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    Coffee + rum (substitute your spirit of choice) FTW.

    Not for breakfast, though. That's what beer is for.
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    saltyD Been here awhile

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    I thought the Asian Palm Civet was involved?
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    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    you are thinking of Kopi luwak
  11. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Hand grinder loaded with Kopi Luwak (or other roasted beans of choice) fits inside my Aeropress, which, in turn, fits inside a mug. Compact way to get the best gourmet camp coffee possible.
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    I like the looks of that mug and it's not terribly expensive for a backpacker mug. I'm going to order one, I like the handle that won't get in the way when packing it.

    That's basically the same as my funnel and filter. I don't think I like using tent stakes to hold it over the cup though so I will stick with my funnel. The reusable filter is a nice feature and certainly a consideration but at the same time I try to stay away from washing things as much as possible to conserve on water when in places water isn't readily available plus I'm lazy when camping. :lol3

    It's a good thing I enjoy a good cup of brown swill first thing in the morning.

    I started drinking coffee one cold rainy evening in a bar in central WA as I was riding home from a campout on the west side of the state back in the '70s. We were all very cold and trying to warm up before finishing our ride. I learned cuddling a hot cup and sipping the bitter swill inside was comforting and warming. :*sip* When coffee stands hit every corner where I live with the yummy real coffee I decided to stay away from it, far, far away. I didn't want to learn about real coffee and certainly not the foo foo coffees so I wouldn't be disappointed with the brown swill I enjoy. :lol3 I'll happily drink the cheap stuff to save money and black to stay away from the calories and trying to deal with cream/sugar while out riding.

    I drank instant for a long time since it was easy and packed small but I eventually got to where I couldn't stomach it any longer. I also tried the Starbuck's instant that so many people like but wasn't a fan of that either.

    That's my long word way of saying: Thanks for the tips everyone. :thumb
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    "fits inside my Aeropress, which, in turn, fits inside a mug"
    That's a big mug.
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    No, I think you're referring to cowboy coffee using too little cheap coffee let cook too long.

    Coffee is simply extracting flavor from groundr coffee beans with water. Turkish, espresso, drip, French press, cold brew, and cowboy. All the different ways can produce a fine brew. Use old beans or the wrong roast, grind, water temperature, and contact time and you can screw any method up.
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    I think of coffee as a health food... After all it is a bean bouillon.
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    Not really! All fits into a drawstring bag, about the size of a coke can. My stove, including gas canister, fits into another mug/pot which is only slightly larger.
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    I can get at last 7 or 8 decent-sized strong cups from the beans stored in the grinder. As my GF doesn't like coffee, that's at least a whole week.
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    As always in this thread. Y’all are far more serious and dedicated to you addictions the us pleabs.

    cary on and keep teaching ;)
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    Personally to big for my motorcycle travels but I have about the same setup for making Irish coffee for the ride down the gondola after a day of skiing. A little ground dark roast coffee, a few ounces of Sexton single malt Irish whiskey, sugar, and whipping cream in one small bottle, Aeropress, and an insulated mug. Add coffee and hot water to the Aeropress, let it sit a bit, press, add the goods, and ready to toast the day.
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    I am putting this in my cart
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    That looks like a good started kit. I'm an advocate for performing all your home maintenance and repair work using whatever trail side tool kit you carry. I'm not talking splitting the cases for a major overhaul but everything else. Spark plugs, oil change, valve adjustments, tire change, sprocket change, chain replace and adjust, carb disassembly, fuel pump replacement, etc. Anything that could go wrong short of catastrophic failure. If you're doing something and don't have the necessary tool, add it. If you have a tool in your kit you never use take it out.

    I know a lot of people carry extra tools for other riders in case they don't have what they need. I believe that's their responsibility but do carry an MSR tow strap for the same purpose.