Safety Tip: Hiking in 97 degrees with a coke is not healthy.

Actually, one of my favorite drinks on a hot day is soda water mixed with pickle brine from fermented (lactic acid, not vinegar) pickles.

Ah yes… I forgot all about the Ren Faire Pickle Test - if that dill pickle tastes sweet, you’re heading for trouble and had best down a tankard of Dragon Sweat. (Gatorade mixed at half normal strength)

A little too hot, apparently.


Or as a former co-worker used to tell me frequently… 'Straight to Hell!*