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Topic - Are hot drinks necessary?

Fredt on 08 Feb 2013
The other post about flasks prompted this post.
Last time I used a stove on a hill was in 1996, as we planned a bivouac near the Albert Premier, - being a Peak 1 petrol stove, the time and effort to getting it to work spoilt the trip.
Since then I've done several Alpine seasons, Yosemite trips, Scotland Winter trips, Cuillin Ridge bivouacs, Mount Kenya trips, as well as hundreds of long days climbing and walking in The Peak, -and in none of them did I take a stove or even a flask on the climbs or walks. Seems to me that a hot drink is not worth the extra weight of stoves, fuel, pots, even a flask. And I never really craved a hot drink.
Anyone else of this view?
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