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  • ishawooa
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    Ken I really like the idea of the French press, I think I will see if there is one durable enough to pack on horses. Del I have used your method many times when I didn't take a percolator which is inconvienant not so much due to weight as bulk. I usually pack the coffee in the pot to conserve space. Salt Lake Roasting is an excellent coffee choice, look them up on the web. Among their various gourmet choices is a non-gourmet blend called Morning Thunder that will get you going each day.

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  • Del in KS
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    Dump your grounds into a empty coffee can full of water boiling over the fire. Remove, add a little cold water to settle the grounds and pour.

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  • Del in KS
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    buckhunter is right and it's even better after the hunt with a shot of Irish cream.
    I have one of those French presses among other pots. My son is a coffee snob. Gets his beans from a place called Monmouth Street Coffee Co, London England. It's good stuff but runs about 15 bucks a pound IMS. The press is made of glass. I wouldn't try to pack one.

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  • buckhunter
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    I'm gonna change my answer. Any coffee is good coffee in the field.

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  • Online Editors_2
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    Try a jetboil if you're someplace where a fire isn't practical.

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  • ken.mcloud
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    I've been accused of being both a coffee and a beer snob (both are probably true).

    Anyways, If you ask me there is only one way to make coffee in the woods. Its called a french press (I use one in my kitchen most of the time too)

    Percolators let the coffee re-circulate over the grinds for too long and at too high a temperature. This lets the water not only pull out the flavor molecules but also bitter chemicals in the beans. French presses don't do this, so you get full-strength coffee flavor goodness without the bitterness that makes you want cream and sugar.

    Trust me, try making a batch of french press coffee and percolator coffee at the same time and do a taste test, you'll never go back.

    They are definitely smaller and lighter than a percolator for back-country duty too. Though they are still a little to bulky for hard-core backpacking where you have to settle for the tea bags.

    You can pick one up at your local walmart, target, gander mtn, etc.. for under $20

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_press

    ....mmmmm

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  • idahooutdoors
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    Tea bag coffee is the best and easiest for the backcountry, perculators work good for the roadside trips.

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  • 2Poppa
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    You can pick up an 'ol percolator at garage sales, or if you have access to electric,the tea bag style coffe bags, as buckhunter mentioned, is primo even with a microwave or a hot campfire.

    If I'm runnin' late, a Red Bull will satisfy my gitty-up!

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  • Beekeeper
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    Take a look at the stainless coffee pots offered by Cabelas. They range in size from the small 2-3 cup pots to a behemouth that will distill enough early morning gitup to satisfy any coffee slugging hunt camp.

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  • buckhunter
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    Oops. May be I should finish before I hit enter.

    Otherwise coffee from the percolator is the best there is.

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  • buckhunter
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    If your packing into the back country the percolator takes up a lot of room in your pack. I like the tea bag style coffee bags you can just dip in hot water.

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