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    A salesman recently came to our fire hall during a training night and was trying to sell us Squenchers? Us being the skeptical people we are, didnt buy any until we did some research.

    So currently we have Gatorade mix on our trucks for them hot fire days to keep your electrolites good. So does anybody have Squenchers onboard?

    Is it any good? Worth the switch? Just trying to get some opinions on the stuff. Any help would be appreciated.
    Firefighter/EMT Mitch Cowen
    Hose Co. 1 1st Lieutenant
    Randolph Fire Co. Inc

  • #2
    My volly dept and the county EMS units carry squencher on all apparatus. I like it much better than gatorade, plus you can get it in either the powder form and a syurp form which allows you to vary the concentration. I usually feel much more refreshed after a quick shot of the squencher than the gatorade.
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    • #3
      Not Here......

      I shouldn't say this very loud because a salesman might hear me, but I've never heard of the stuff. Anyway, I like those 44 oz. Pepsi's Stay Safe....
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      • #4
        Fancy stuff

        I have always been partial to hydrant water myself.
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        • #5
          I've never heard of Squenchers and although our current cooler came with a few bags of Gatorade powder, we've never used it. We find filling the cooler up with ice water every day is easier and keeps the troops just as happy.
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          • #6
            I hope you go with Caffeine free Pepsi. The regular stuff will dry you out faster than you can drink it.

            Remember the putz on Survivor Austrailia who passed out and fell into the fire. When they treated him, he was found to be severely dehydrated largely due to the dinner of all-you-can-eat Doritos and Mountain Dew the day before. I hope he got a good settlement out of that one.

            We use powerade up here. Similar to gatorade but cheaper.
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            • #7
              Squenchers

              We used to have some squenchers on the trucks. I liked the syrup form, you could just pour some into a glass of ice water and mix it to your taste. We never bought more after we used it all though, now we use gatorade, or just ice water.

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              • #8
                Our Vol. FD uses mostly Gatorade, but they also fill the coolers w/ pepsis, etc. I love gatorade, and have never really tried Squenchers.

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                • #9
                  Ditto to 159 ...............
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                  • #10
                    Maybe I shouldn't say this too loud either but I have never heard of it. Here we use Powerade. Just like Gatorade but a bit cheaper. We have bottles on all the trucks. We used to have the powder Gatorade but it just too much of a pain in the *** to mix when you needed it. Water works just as good but doesn't taste as good.

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                    • #11
                      Water works for me. One of my Depts. uses bottled Powerade, and it is NOT the best stuff out there. It has a bad twang to it. But at a fire scene, anything is better than nothing (been there done that).

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                      • #12
                        Right now I work at a rental/ construction supply store and we sell Sqwincher. Well I should say we DID sell it. The construction workers, miners, DOT guys… no one liked it. We actually got stuck with 2 cases of it that we couldn't even give away to the guys around here. So we ended up sending it to a guy we all know that’s in Iraq. He said he didn’t care how it tasted, anything’s better than what he’s got!
                        Anyway we are now back to selling Gatorade and we can’t keep it on the shelves.
                        The only other thing is that we only sold the powder not the syrup and maybe the syrup is better. I however stick to water and Gatorade!
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                        • #13
                          We got some squenchers from the Forest Service at the Rodeo fire last year. Most of us like it better than Gatoraid, but no one around here sells it. How about giving me (PM) that salesman's number? It has a sweeter taste than Gatoraid.

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                          • #14
                            aaaaahhhhh squencher

                            It's loike jolt and crack all in one. When you mix it too heavy everyone gets red teeth it's cool! we have never used anything else other than just plain ice water. The only other input I can give is we went to a fire the other night and they had water out for us it was kinda warm (no ice) so it stunk so maybe if it had some flavor it would have been better, just my thoughts

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                            • #15
                              We use Propel made by Gatorade,they say it has 6 essential vitamins. Not the best tasting stuff, comes berry or lemon, 23.7 oz bottles sealed tops so its clean. Price is right we get it free ,we don't have ice so keep a bunch in the fridge. It helps to be thirsty when you drink it.
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