Coffee for Jeden
In the end, it tasted as you would expect, like instant coffee and powdered cream (just a bit better because of the cream) - and as you would also expect from me, I'm really just looking for a hot beverage with some caffeine in it to sip on a cold day out on the trail.
I've also made another purchase this week, a new-to-me sleeping bag. The bag is a Mountain Hardware Phantom 32. Yea, it's a women's bag, but I got it for a good deal (used off the WhiteBlaze forums). Was going to go for a ZPacks bag, even ordered and paid for one, but since they're made to order it doesn't work with my abbreviated timeline for leaving. By switching out my 10-year old bag with a newer, down bag, it will take 3 lbs. off my base weight - a blessing indeed.
(still didn't get out of their online store without ordering a pair of their cuben fiber belt pouches, though)