Stay Alert gum, Scho-ka-kola and other coffeine loaded "guns

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Stay Alert gum, Scho-ka-kola and other coffeine loaded "guns

Post by ak70g2 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:08 pm

I've used both of them (many thanks to Treesuit for my excellent 9/10 on written exam on SAR training). So, your pros and cons for these, any other products suitable to field use, all loaded with coffeine. :)
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Post by TurtleNomad » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:43 pm

Great topic, fellow caffeine Geek, ak70g2! :)

I bought some Penguin mints a few months ago, and have been meaning to do a multi-day semi-stress test. Now you've given me an extra incentive to do so, and contribute a write-up. I've also been experimenting with caffeinated "energy gels", with good success. Will review soon.

What are "Scho-ka-kola"?
Picture(s) please! :)

P.S. As soon as I've completed my next move, I too will join the Treesuit homebrew testers' club (THTC?), and get to try out some of the rare & way-kewl FSR items. ;)
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Post by rationtin440 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:15 pm

My thoughts: caffeine has been both praised and vilified pretty much since it first appeared. It has been linked to everything from high blood pressure to urinary dis-orders to, of course, keeping one awake and alert. That being said, so long as you don't rely on it as your primary source of energy and alertness (a good night's sleep and proper diet can do wonders as well) AND you make sure to drink extra water whenever possible, you should have no problem.

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Post by ak70g2 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:16 am

TurtleNomad wrote:
What are "Scho-ka-kola"?
Picture(s) please! :)
This is the picture of my first Scho-ka-kola can:
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It's made in Germany, is a kola nut extract loaded chocolate. Very good, very tasty. Is viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3852 a thread about it.

I'd like to have both this chocolate and Stay Alert gum, 'cause I do a lot of exhausting work on SAR team and others (my college exams comes to my mind) and some coffeine will do good. For chocolate I'll ask our german friends, but Stay Alert gum is available in stores?
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Post by Morwin » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:56 am

I recently found the Stay Alert gum for sale on this site.

http://www.bestglide.com/stay_alert_caffeine_gum.html

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Post by biscuits brown » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:17 am

I had forgotten about the SH-K-K thread Adrian :!: Well salvaged.

Re- reading it after over a year, I am still surprised that SH-K-K has not introduced an energy bar range. I suspect they would be incredibly successful, given the companies' iconic status.

Never had caffeine gum. Not sure if it is available in the UK.

We have Proplus here. Seems half the country is on it sometimes :roll: http://www.proplus.co.uk/about.htm

Looking at it, it has the same caffeine as Stay alert gum, per dosage.

I have not had one for 25 years since leaving uni. Brings back scary memories of finals revision :lol: I once went 5 days and nights on the bloody things :mrgreen:

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Post by ak70g2 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:47 pm

I think I need to stock some caffeine stuff in the future... Thanks, BB! One new thing to try :D
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Post by biscuits brown » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:06 pm

Caffeine chewing gum? I just had a thought..

What if you are too tired to chew :?: :wink: :mrgreen:

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Post by ak70g2 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:46 am

biscuits brown wrote:Caffeine chewing gum? I just had a thought..

What if you are too tired to chew :?: :wink: :mrgreen:
Then you're almost dead, but is a remedy: intravenous caffeine :mrgreen:
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Re: Stay Alert gum, Scho-ka-kola and other coffeine loaded "

Post by biscuits brown » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:53 pm

ak70g2 wrote:
biscuits brown wrote:Caffeine chewing gum? I just had a thought..

What if you are too tired to chew :?: :wink: :mrgreen:
Then you're almost dead, but is a remedy: intravenous caffeine :mrgreen:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_enema :shock: :mrgreen:

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