I do a lot of backpacking in the off season and use Heed by Hammer nutrition. It is a powder comes in a couple of flavors. Kinda takes like flavored water. I mix it in my Camel back. Does the job.
I thought that emergen-c tasted horrible. I would not want to be drinking that on a backpacking trip.. I do like the crystal lite packets, if nothing else, it gives the water some flavor.
Doe Nob- Where do you get the starbucks instant coffee? I've looked around a few local stores, and cannot find it.
I get mine at Costco or Starbucks and have found it in the grocery store too. At Costco (of course) you have to buy a large pack of it but I love to have a cup in the a.m. and I also love to have a cup around noon when I take a break. Trust me, there is little better than being at 8k feet, cold to the bone, and being able to have a hot cup of coffee that (event though it is instant) can pass for decent coffee.
They have several options of it at the grocery store by my house.
I ended up finding some at the local grocery store, kinda pricey for coffee, but I have a slight addiction to good coffee, so it's worth it.
I didn't think the Wilderness Athlete stuff tasted to bad. It was plenty strong the way they said to mix it so I put it in about 1/3 more water than they called for. Tasted fine to me and did seem to have some energy boost to it. I plan to take it on my antelope hunt next month.
Has anyone used the gatorade powder or something similiar?
I missed this thread!
CYTOMAX! The stuff is awesome. Has a good amount of carbs and lots of electrolites. I use it while on 100+ mile bike rides, and I'll definitely be using while backpack hunting this year. I like that it provides energy through carbs rather than sugar and caffeine (although I LOVE caffeine). Tastes really good too.