View Poll Results: Which option matches your view of Palcohol?

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  • I will buy it and use it gladly

    151 86.29%
  • I will buy it out of curiosity only

    5 2.86%
  • I will NOT buy it ever

    9 5.14%
  • I will NOT buy it but would try it

    2 1.14%
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Thread: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They could put whiskey in a tea jug.
    Powder goes with anything - juice, coke - Red Bull (there's a cocktail), and kids will put it anywhere they can find.

    Bad idea.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Palcohol (as I just recently found out) is a powdered version of alcohol, that now has full FDA approval and will soon be showing up on shelves across America. It's a powdered version of vodka or rum or other spirits and even mixed drinks and could include sweeteners or other additives.

    Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved by Feds - ABC News



    Some states are set to be against sale of this product but the question is:


    Once Palcohol is in the stores, will you buy it and try it? Is this a good idea or bad idea in general? Take the poll.
    If it is cheap enough I will try it. Whether or not I will like it who knows.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think the anti folks are saying the risks outweighs the possible benefits of the product by a large margin.
    That's for people to decide.... Not the government.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The freezing point of pure ethanol is -173 F. So how does palcohol even work? That's colder than dry ice!
    They won't say, but the best guess is that it's probably alcohol that is adsorbed on a type of maltodextrin.

    This would work, but I think it will really limit the uses since maltodextrin will give whatever drink it's in a taste- or rather texture- that's kind of syrupy. It also might be kind of a PITA to dissolve. It also probably can't be outside its packaging for long in the open air, I would guess.

    I see little utility in this except for novelty. If you're worried about easy portability, grain alcohol would work much better at half the volume.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Palcohol (as I just recently found out) is a powdered version of alcohol, that now has full FDA approval and will soon be showing up on shelves across America. It's a powdered version of vodka or rum or other spirits and even mixed drinks and could include sweeteners or other additives.

    Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved by Feds - ABC News



    Some states are set to be against sale of this product but the question is:


    Once Palcohol is in the stores, will you buy it and try it? Is this a good idea or bad idea in general? Take the poll.
    I'll probably try it just for ****s and giggles. I can't imagine it tastes too great. But I can see a great utilitarian potential for it.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But you can now have libations on the trail when you're backpacking.
    I just use a canteen full of my favorite if that's the direction I want to go. Most times when I am camping or backpacking I won't take booze to prevent dehydration.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You could mix it with your urine as a survival drink.
    You ain't right. I guess I ain't either since I lol'd.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    But that's about it and a very limited market there. Folks who backpack with alcohol don't carry the bottle now. They go with a lighter flask.

    Considering the additives and the fact it takes a while to prepare, you're better off with the real thing. It's a pet rock idea.

    Btw, weed is lighter than both and who wants to be hung over on a backpacking trip?
    I say carry both! Ya know, some of us can have a couple of drinks, then stop. No hangover.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I'll probably try it just for ****s and giggles. I can't imagine it tastes too great. But I can see a great utilitarian potential for it.
    I wouldn't personally consider drinking alcohol as utilitarian in any sense - unless it was to mix alcohol for medical needs.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I just use a canteen full of my favorite if that's the direction I want to go. Most times when I am camping or backpacking I won't take booze to prevent dehydration.
    I don't take it because a six or twelve pack is too heavy. This I would take. But it would only be for a shot or two around the campfire in the evening when I'm sitting on my chair (22oz in a 3"x14" stuff sack) resting my aches. No worries of dehydration.
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