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Palchohol~Cheers!

Hmm seems like a good way to get by venues (airline, cruise ships, concerts, etc.) that block adults from bringing along their own adult beverage so they can over-charge them for the same libation.

I look forward to giving this product a try.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/palcoho...ry?id=29580363
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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Hmm seems like a good way to get by venues (airline, cruise ships, concerts, etc.) that block adults from bringing along their own adult beverage so they can over-charge them for the same libation.

I look forward to giving this product a try.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/palcoho...ry?id=29580363
This news story makes me glad I don't drink. If I felt the need to sneak alcohol anywhere like that, I'd feel.... desperate, dependant, resentful.




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That just sounds like a hoax to me. Alcohol is a volatile liquid, so I don't understand how you can dry it and still create alcohol.
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This news story makes me glad I don't drink. If I felt the need to sneak alcohol anywhere like that, I'd feel.... desperate, dependant, resentful.
+1. They could rename it "Patheticol."
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+1. They could rename it "Patheticol."
Don't hurt yourselves carrying all that judgementalism around.

My very first thought when I read it was that it would be a wonderful thing for backpacking. It's nice to have a drink in the evening watching the sun go down on a mountain top, but it's a real pain to have to haul all that extra weight up there.
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That just sounds like a hoax to me. Alcohol is a volatile liquid, so I don't understand how you can dry it and still create alcohol.
Not a hoax at all. It is micro-encapsulated alcohol:

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According to food chemist Udo Pollmer of the European Institute of Food and Nutrition Sciences in Munich, alcohol can be molecularly encapsulated in cyclodextrines, a sugar derivate. In this way, encapsuled in small capsules, the fluid can be handled as a powder. The cyclodextrines can absorb an estimated 60 percent of their own weight in alcohol.[1]
I guess if these are alcohol drinks that would have sugar in them, then the carrier would also replace some/all of the sugar. So the 'drink' can be carried in a pouch, and add water from any source.

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Don't hurt yourselves carrying all that judgementalism around.

My very first thought when I read it was that it would be a wonderful thing for backpacking. It's nice to have a drink in the evening watching the sun go down on a mountain top, but it's a real pain to have to haul all that extra weight up there.

Yes, it does sound convenient for campers, and a few other places. If the drinks are a mix you'd like, why not? I'm sure some people carry a tea bag with them, so they can enjoy some hot tea on a camping trip, or some other place rather than carrying a thermos of hot tea. Is that pathetic?

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Don't hurt yourselves carrying all that judgementalism around.

My very first thought when I read it was that it would be a wonderful thing for backpacking. It's nice to have a drink in the evening watching the sun go down on a mountain top, but it's a real pain to have to haul all that extra weight up there.
Meh, it's not very heavy. We carry it just under our haloes.

I don't camp or backpack, but I imagine people who do have been carrying old-fashioned liquid spirits for a long time if that's what they like (and seriously how much would you need to enjoy a sunset?). Wouldn't you have to carry the liquid to mix with the palcohol anyway?
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My very first thought when I read it was that it would be a wonderful thing for backpacking. It's nice to have a drink in the evening watching the sun go down on a mountain top, but it's a real pain to have to haul all that extra weight up there.
Everclear ("dehydrated alcohol") does the trick nicely when backpacking. A bit of water, some Gatorade powder and voila!
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Everclear ("dehydrated alcohol") does the trick nicely when backpacking. A bit of water, some Gatorade powder and voila!
And you can use it for fire starter in an emergency.
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Not a hoax at all. It is micro-encapsulated alcohol:

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Sounds like M&Ms.

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Screw the alcohol. If Rand Paul's legislation to change from schedule 1 to 2 makes it through maybe we will be able to carry our medical marijuana into concerts, et al.
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And you can use it for fire starter in an emergency.
Hand sanitizer works really well for that, too.
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Thanks Brewer,

Didn't realize they were alcohol based, some seem gel like. Interesting potential uses, and you're not wasting Everclear.
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Well, I'm a drinker, plain and simple. But I remembered hearing a poem on The Writer's Almanac that might be enjoyed by both the angelic and not-so-angelic. It's available here:

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Hmm seems like a good way to get by venues (airline, cruise ships, concerts, etc.) that block adults from bringing along their own adult beverage so they can over-charge them for the same libation.
I'd try it for those purposes just to sneak one past the greedy overcharging outstretched hands. If I ever go by airline airline or cruise ship.
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I'd try it for those purposes just to sneak one past the greedy overcharging outstretched hands. If I ever go by airline airline or cruise ship.
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A package of Palcohol is 4" x 6"....almost five times bigger than a 50ml bottle of liquid alcohol so Palcohol is much harder to conceal.
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"2. Powdered alcohol will make it easier to sneak into venues."

But you may have to duck tape the packages to your concealed parts of your body!
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"2. Powdered alcohol will make it easier to sneak into venues."

Unless you duck tape the packages to your concealed parts of your body!
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