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This is a discussion on Alcohol? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Never a heavy drinker and gave it up totally about 10 yrs ago. Alcohol, even a few sips, can give me a debilitating headache. The ...

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    Never a heavy drinker and gave it up totally about 10 yrs ago. Alcohol, even a few sips, can give me a debilitating headache. The only thing that I miss is an ice cold Negro Modelo with mexican food!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinRohrer View Post
    Never do I mix alcohol and gunpowder.
    You might be interested to know that the concept of "proof" of alcohol involved mixing alcohol and gunpowder. In the old British Navy, sailors came up with the idea of mixing alcohol and gunpowder and seeing how well it would ignite. They were always on guard against watered down rum, so sailors learned to mix in gunpowder to a sample of rum. If it ignited well, that was "proof" it was not watered down. It was not scientific, but that's where the term came from.

    There is also a mixed drink made with gunpowder, Gunpowder Punch, containing aged Rum, Rhum Agricole, Gin, spices, lemon juice, orange, and yes, actual antique-formula gunpowder. I have never tasted it, but supposedly the gunpowder adds a sharp, acidic, slightly metallic taste.
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    Occasionally, Iíll have one drink with a meal when eating out. Even at home, my daily limit is two drinks in the evening (none during the day).

    Since I always carry, that means I do.

    Now other activities where I NEVER drink are: driving, hunting, motorcycling, and any water related activities where Iím running the boat (or airboat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinRohrer View Post
    Never do I mix alcohol and gunpowder.

    Ever try alcohol and C-4? It can be fun if you survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    Occasionally, Iíll have one drink with a meal when eating out. Even at home, my daily limit is two drinks in the evening (none during the day).
    My daily limit is one . . . One of these.
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    I always carry so never drink. Used to drink before I carried. Got my permit in 2004. Started carrying everyday so that ended drinking. Never missed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    You might be interested to know that the concept of "proof" of alcohol involved mixing alcohol and gunpowder. In the old British Navy, sailors came up with the idea of mixing alcohol and gunpowder and seeing how well it would ignite. They were always on guard against watered down rum, so sailors learned to mix in gunpowder to a sample of rum. If it ignited well, that was "proof" it was not watered down. It was not scientific, but that's where the term came from.

    There is also a mixed drink made with gunpowder, Gunpowder Punch, containing aged Rum, Rhum Agricole, Gin, spices, lemon juice, orange, and yes, actual antique-formula gunpowder. I have never tasted it, but supposedly the gunpowder adds a sharp, acidic, slightly metallic taste.
    Hence the term "firewater".


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    Wow, a 12 year old thread resurrection. My drinking age son (21) was all of 9 years old in 2007.
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    I have a sip of wine every once in a while, before bed. I have a beer maybe once a year, a single beer. No issue here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro View Post
    Wow, a 12 year old thread resurrection. My drinking age son (21) was all of 9 years old in 2007.
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    I don't drink (not at all) if I'm going to drive or carry.

    Like many have said here, I'd rather not be in a situation where I have to defend myself where even a trace of alcohol could be in my system.

    That is not to say I don't drink, but if I plan to... I'll leave my firearms at home and I won't be driving.
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    0 tolerance - gunpowder and alcohol does not mix well. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG11 View Post
    0 tolerance - gunpowder and alcohol does not mix well. Ever.
    I'll drink to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    You might be interested to know that the concept of "proof" of alcohol involved mixing alcohol and gunpowder. In the old British Navy, sailors came up with the idea of mixing alcohol and gunpowder and seeing how well it would ignite. They were always on guard against watered down rum, so sailors learned to mix in gunpowder to a sample of rum. If it ignited well, that was "proof" it was not watered down. It was not scientific, but that's where the term came from.

    There is also a mixed drink made with gunpowder, Gunpowder Punch, containing aged Rum, Rhum Agricole, Gin, spices, lemon juice, orange, and yes, actual antique-formula gunpowder. I have never tasted it, but supposedly the gunpowder adds a sharp, acidic, slightly metallic taste.
    Drink at your own risk. One of the frequently used components of gunpowder goes by the colloquial name "saltpeter." Saltpeter is known chemically as potassium nitrate which does wonders for the male body - especially in regards to sterility and a few other more extreme medical conditions.

    You might do less harm to yourself by blowing yourself up rather than drinking such a concoction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro View Post
    Wow, a 12 year old thread resurrection. My drinking age son (21) was all of 9 years old in 2007.
    Amazing. Consider how many more people for whom this thread is now relevant but who were too young for it to be relevant 12 years ago...
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