Many campers will gladly add a few extra pounds to their bags in order to bring along some sodas or beers, but now there’s a lighter way to enjoy your favorite beverage while experiencing the great outdoors. Gizmodo shows a new portable soda and beer that will save space and weight wherever you’re going.
Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has created a powdered drink mix that will instantly mix up your favorite soda, or better yet, beer. All you need is a special plastic water bottle, and pouches containing the drink mix and carbonating agent. The bottle that is sold with the drink mix is designed with a pressurizing pump on the lid, so all you have to do is shake up the bottle and presto! Soda comes to life.
Different from the powdered soda, the beer is actually a concentrated liquid brewed with less water, making it lighter to carry. The sodas will be available at the end of August, but the beer will not be available until early 2013. (At least it’ll be ready for next summer.)
Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, these convenient beverages could really come in handy when space and weight are an issue; you can throw it in your purse, take it on a plane, survive the apocalypse — the possibilities are endless.