Victory Slarpies are an invention from the Pacific Crest Trail that we have carried on. Since the creation isn’t straight forward, we decided to document the process. The name comes from the fact that they are typically created after climbing a large mountain or pass and from the fact that Kevin said 7-eleven would sue if we called them Slurpies.
- Gather all of your needed supplies. You’ll need a nice clean snow bank (without any yellow or red tints – although some debris on the surface should be expected), a water bottle and your drink flavoring of choice.
- Clear off the top level of debris from the snow field. While a pine needle or two will add authenticity to your Slarpy, too many will detract from the flavor.
- Fill the water bottle about 3/4 full of clean snow. You’ll need to experiment to get the exact amount. Too much and you won’t be able to mix it. Too little and it will just be like a drink with crushed ice.
- Add the drink mix. Then fill the bottle with water until almost full.
- Shake well. Make sure you break apart any large snow clusters. The resulting beverage should be of uniform consistency.
- Enjoy. As one hiker put it, “You may never drink plain water again.”