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Creative ways to backpack with booze

Hiker drinks a beverage at the top of a peak

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A toast to the great outdoors

There's something so refreshing about cracking open a cold one at the end of a long hike or unwinding by the campfire with a glass of wine as the sun sets. But as every backpacker knows, bringing alcohol out on the trail has one obvious downside — and it's not a potential hangover in the wilderness. It's weight. Hardcore backpackers may scoff at the idea of weighing down their packs with alcohol, but if you have your heart set on campsite cocktails, check out our helpful guide to backpacking with booze. (Text: Laura Moss)