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posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 11:39 AM
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Hmm
Some recient post got me thinking. Ime a huge coffee drinker thefore I have instant coffee in my BOB's I however cant stand the taste of instant. Who among you drinks coffee and do you include it in your survival gear. if so is it instant or regular. If it is instant what kind and what kind of instant taste most like fresh brued. For me coffee is very nessary. especially when ime handling firearms.


[edit on 18-1-2007 by mrwupy]




posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 11:47 AM
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ROFL - Nice to see you got your prioritys right Angryamerican


My wife got some very nice jamaican but transfered it to a tin so dont konw what make it is... ill try and find out...

But... you can use roasted Dandelion roots as a kind of backwater coffee... taste ok with about ten sugars in it haha!



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 11:47 AM
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I just throw a zip-loc of whatever beans are in my home when I go camping.

I smash/grind them up with stones and boil them straight in the water for about 5 minutes and drink it Turkish style.

I like it more than if run through a perc and have started drinking it this way at home.

If you want an uppity Eddie Bauer type of outdoors experience you can get a french press insert for Nalgene bottles. It works pretty well and doesnt weigh anything.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:13 PM
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I smash/grind them up with stones and boil them straight in the water for about 5 minutes and drink it Turkish style.

I've done that, most of the grinds sink to the bottom, 'camp coffee' I call it.

Nothing like getting up in the morning, building a fire, getting it going, getting water, boiling it up and having coffee and oatmeal by noon


Instant would take up less space, only one problem, it's instant coffee



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:17 PM
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Why not work on getting yourself off of dependant substances before it's too late, instead of taking a few pounds with you? It's going to run out quite quickly, and you will be worse off because of it.

Better to stop drinking coffee, smoking, and drinking altogether right now while you still can, because you don't need withdrawl symptoms adding to your mountain of problems in a survival situation.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Toadmund



Instant would take up less space, only one problem, it's instant coffee


Here here Cant stand instant but it beats going without in my opinion. Never much cared for grounds in my coffee either I like to drink the last drop, and ive gotten a mouth full of grounds before
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posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:21 PM
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Bad idea in my book. Coffee has caffeine, which would at first seem good, but denying yourself sleep in a survival situation is a really bad idea.

If you need an energy boost, go for glucose tablets, much more sensible.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:31 PM
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I just don't know if life is worth living without my starbucks frence roast. I buy the big bags at costco and if things ever really get bad I'm pretty sure this will be worth its weight in gold.

I always have a couple of bags in my freezer but I'd still run out, even if I ration.

OH the Pain.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:32 PM
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Keep the coffee in an airtight container in a dark dry area and it will last for a long time.
For grinding though I would suggest a mortar and pestle instead of the rock scenarios (personal preference).
To brew your coffe, might I suggest that you go to the nearest outdoor store / outfitter and purcahse some good old camping gear which includes a coffee pot, then you don't have to worry about the grinds.
After your coffee supply starts to dwindle, you may want to look for alternatives such as sassafras tea (depending on where you live).
Here is a link to a site for information on it. Sassafras tea
There are many alternative sources for your caffene fix check the old timers in your area to get a good idea of what would be available.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:37 PM
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It's not the part about going to sleep though, it's being alert in the morning that is the concern here.
Some of us are hardcore coffee addicts, I am one of them, and I'd like to bring a supply to wean myself off it slowly; heck, in a survival situation I may even get a couple packs of smokes and smoke them, even though a gave them up years ago, I still smoke cigars and I'd have some of them too, I'd also bring rolling papers for special 'tobacco' for time outs.

Bring yourself some powdered milk and sugar if you can't hack the black brew.
Don't worry about the grinds, they are high in fiber!



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 01:04 PM
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Now you are talking about a subject near and dear to my heart.

Something I've been sending in care packages to Afghanistan are concentrated liquid coffee extracts and they're a big hit. Just heat some water in a canteen cup and glop you some in. It's just about as good as my Bunn can make with fresh beans, it keeps forever, and you can wedge a few of the packets in your ruck in the nooks. The packets hold together pretty well and don't rupture unless you really crush them.

coolbrew.com...
www.javajuiceextract.com...

There's two major companies that produce the bulk extract. Some enterprising soul could make more trail-worthy storage if they wanted to, the two links above I believe are buying from x-cafe and packaging it.

[edit on 17-1-2007 by Tom Bedlam]



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 01:30 PM
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Coffee is a very essential, non-essential essential.
Liquid coffee extract, hmmm, i'd be one known to suck it right out of the package, heck I've spooned spoonloads of instant down my hatch when in a rush or out on the trails on my mountain bike. I've even done grinds, like one would do chewing tobacco.
Yes, I am, a coffee head.
Liquid coffee can even be squeezed onto a bagel, or on peanut butter and toast!

The options are there, that's camp coffee cuisine!



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 01:32 PM
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We take those Hybrid coffee bags camping with us.
Folgers makes the ones we use.

Part instant, part grounds, you just steep them in hot water like a teabag.
The longer they sit, the more like regular they taste.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 01:46 PM
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Ok, not talking about instant coffee or anything, but sometimes when I watch movies I see these huge cups of coffee and people drinking it like it is milkshake of something like that.
What I mean is, how can you drink that much? I Imagine it must be some kind of "Tea-coffee", I can't even drink 100ml of it!

Anyway, just to complement, coffee is great!



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 02:10 PM
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Oh my,


This thread got me thinking there, I am a big, BIG coffee drinker, actually is my only vice.


But I was no raised with American kind of coffee brands, you see the American type of coffee the way is brewed is like dirty water to me.


I grind my own beans and I brew my coffee old style by boiling.

I can not survived without coffee, I turne into a mad woman


What can I do!!!!!!!! help. what coffee can take over my own home made


I guess I will have to start putting away cans of Bustelo coffee, that is the only one that can come closes to my prefered one.


Dae

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
[...]It's just about as good as my Bunn can make with fresh beans, it keeps forever, and you can wedge a few of the packets in your ruck in the nooks. The packets hold together pretty well and don't rupture unless you really crush them.

coolbrew.com...
www.javajuiceextract.com...


Interesting subject! Im addicted to coffee and often wonder about my reaction if or when supplies run out. Nasty come down, terrible headaches and of course mental and physical impairment. Reckon it would take a couple of weeks for any sort of normality to return.

Those two links, I had a look at. The Coolbrew site says you have to keep it refrigerated and has a shelf life. Sounds awsome but not too survivaly. The Javajuice one also has a shelf life of 6 months, longer if you you keep it cool.

If the SHTF in a big way then coffee is something that we are going to have to quit, unless we live in an area that can still grow it, then we are gonna have to deal with no coffee....


Yarcofin is right Im afraid, if you have a serious addiction to the stuff, best to wean yourself off gently/gradually than cold turkey in an emergancy situation.

That coolbrew looks lovely you know, I may just get me some!



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Dae
Yarcofin is right Im afraid, if you have a serious addiction to the stuff, best to wean yourself off gently/gradually than cold turkey in an emergancy situation.


NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was born drinking coffee!!!!!! I will die if I stop now.


Cans of coffeeeee for me.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 02:54 PM
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There are some great short term survival tips for coffee makin's here that I'll use on my next camping trips.


In terms of long term survival for coffee drinkers, (going native), there are natural alternatives. Coffee substitutes have been made from corn, barley, rye, wheat, oats, flax, parsnip roots, dandelions, and a variety of other plant seeds, foliage and roots. Unfortunately these don't contain caffeine.

If coffee is used for the caffeine content, there are around 60 plants that contain natural caffeine; Youpon, Christmas Berry Tree, and the North American Tea plant are among a few of the plants that contain caffeine on the North American Continent.


European settlers in America soon adopted The Cassina plant to their own uses, preparing a tea they called Black Drink, Black Drought, or dahoon, and later letting the leaves ferment to produce a brew containing both caffeine and alcohol (Brecher, 1972).

www.a1b2c3.com...


mass-spec.chem.cmu.edu...

*Caution*
Some plants may be dangerous. Do your research first.

[edit on 1/17/07 by makeitso]



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 03:27 PM
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I can't remember how many times a good cup of coffee at the right time
has "made my day."
Awhile back, I experimented with different types of instant coffee because
of its practical use. ( on the move ) I tried to find what I thought was the
closest tasting to fresh-brewed. My final choice : Taster's Choice Light
Blend. Strictly personal taste here, and aroma.

Hot tea with honey is another favorite.



posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 03:32 PM
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Coffee candies...the Asian population here in Vancouver are big on coffees and candies in a more instant form. The coffee candies I swear are akin to 100 proof espresso LOL....

I also have these instant coffee packets with creme and sugar added already. From the Asian market. They don't taste too bad really.

For the long haul I guess...I'd just learn to go without and have the extra Advil packed to prove it (caffeine withdrawal symptom #1 is headache).

Oh the deprivation!!!



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