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

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Thread: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I wouldn't personally consider drinking alcohol as utilitarian in any sense - unless it was to mix alcohol for medical needs.
    I'm talking about carrying and storage.

    On that note, I wonder if it has the antiseptic properties of liquid alcohol. I wonder if they could make powdered isopropyl alcohol. Is the palcohol flammable? I use a piece of a wadded up paper towel soaked in 91% isopropyl as a fire starter. Maybe a version of palcohol could be marketed as a light weight fire starter.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    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.
    I got ya. It makes sense too. I am positive this will be a big hit with a lot of people. If I am going to be camping and stationary I will take a bottle of Jameson's to pass around. Usually when we are on an off road trip and down for the night.

    It would suck to tote around a 12 pack on a backpacking trip though!

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    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.
    Ah, so it's in some kind of solid mixture. Gotcha.

    Yeah, I'll wait to see how this plays out before looking to buy some.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I'm talking about carrying and storage.
    From a convenience perspective yes you have a point.

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    On that note, I wonder if it has the antiseptic properties of liquid alcohol. I wonder if they could make powdered isopropyl alcohol. Is the palcohol flammable? I use a piece of a wadded up paper towel soaked in 91% isopropyl as a fire starter. Maybe a version of palcohol could be marketed as a light weight fire starter.
    Hmm... good question. Ethyl alcohol requires a concentration of alcohol, sugars and other ingredients it may ignite but it would also depend on how it's being ignited. Pouring 14% alcohol wine in a hot pan will cause the wine to flame, but trying to light wine with a match and it's a dud. I cannot light with a match for example vodka unless it's at least 80 proof (40% alcohol) and it's warm, but > 80% will light with a naked match. I'm sure there's specific science behind this I'm just not aware of what it is.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I got ya. It makes sense too. I am positive this will be a big hit with a lot of people. If I am going to be camping and stationary I will take a bottle of Jameson's to pass around. Usually when we are on an off road trip and down for the night.

    It would suck to tote around a 12 pack on a backpacking trip though!
    Indeed, "trunk camping" includes the bottle of Jameson's.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Indeed, "trunk camping" includes the bottle of Jameson's.
    Heck, "trunk camping" includes a cooler full of beer and ice. And maybe a couple bottles of a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.

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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I'm talking about carrying and storage.

    On that note, I wonder if it has the antiseptic properties of liquid alcohol. I wonder if they could make powdered isopropyl alcohol. Is the palcohol flammable? I use a piece of a wadded up paper towel soaked in 91% isopropyl as a fire starter. Maybe a version of palcohol could be marketed as a light weight fire starter.
    I bet it will be highly flammable.
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    Re: Palcohol - Good idea or bad?

    Odd poll choices. My interest in personally using palcohol has nothing to do with if I think it's a good or bad idea. I have no interest in using it.

    Similar to my views on legalizing pot or prostitution.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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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?
    LOL, comes in cardboard and collapsible plastic or mylar pouches now too.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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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.
    I only care about the risks to others, not the risks to the kids themselves. If parents are concerned, their kids are their responsibilities. With each new advance comes new parenting responsibilities. Not enough seem up to the task but it's about effort and diligence.

    I am more worried about kids...or anyone...driving while texting. If the risks to others become pronounced on palcohol, let's revisit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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