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We just returned from the island, where we each carried a small bottle of "MIO", a drink flavoring liquid in a tiny bottle - just one little squirt and you've got a great-tasting liquid. Even though the water tasted fine most everywhere, it was great to have flavored water. It's available at the supermarkets now, and at around $3 per bottle, one bottle lasted the two of us for a week.
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I found the article interesting; they tried Mango/Peach and Mango/Iced Tea. My husband brought Mango/Peach and I brought Berry/Pomengranate. We still have the Mango/Peach in the cupboard, because my husband decided he liked Berry/Pomengranate way better than Mango/Peach. We added a lot less than they suggested, because we found the flavor pretty strong. Being this was our first trip to Isle Royale, I was afraid the water would taste a little "wonky", and I thought adding MiO would help. However, the water tasted fine; not a problem. Still, it was nice to add a little flavoring, especially with our evening meals. It made it taste a little more than water, and it was easy to add to personal taste. Obviously, if you're not into artificial sweeteners and dyes, it's not the way to go.
Just a personal thing, but I don't like the taste of water. So I like the flavor packets. Hawaiian punch, crystal light, MiO, are all good for me. I also dilute. I use a pint envelope in a quart bottle. Or as with MiO, I use way less. We got back from IR august 4. We did McGargo cove to Chipawa. The fishing was awesome.
Just someting I stumbled across, refill used Mio containers. Peel label pop off top refill pop top back on.I use them for ketchup,mustard,and Olive oil.When repurposed they don't seem to leak......and they hold a good amount = a lot of packets.Be sure not to refill with something that will spoil though.Just a suggestion for some small free containers for those that haven't stumbled across this allready.
TAIL SODA.This is something I use in place of a good soda pop.I put in mini zip bags for quick use.Measure approx 1/2 tsp of citric acid( used in canning and preservation )combined with 3/4 tsp baking soda, put in bag till use. To use pour 12 oz water, a shot or the flavor of choice add your packet plus a quick stir and you have trail soda! It tastes a bit like alkaseltzer so if you like alkaseltzer you have soda! It also works for indegestion!I wouldn't recomend this as something to drink a lot of, but more of bubbles fix/ treat if you are a soda junkie