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#161488 - 01/05/09 11:10 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: scafool]
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"...clean stainless steel thermoses..."

Clean a thermos? Why in the world would I do that? Once it gets a nice patina of coffee in it, you can just add hot water and have a semi-decent cup! laugh laugh laugh
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#161491 - 01/05/09 11:14 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: scafool]
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Google Nissan Stainless. I first learned of them from a gent that does equine fertilization. They also make the insulated containers he uses for business. (make sure you drink from the right thermos with him)

Have had REALLY good luck from them.
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#161492 - 01/05/09 11:17 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
"...clean stainless steel thermoses..."

Clean a thermos? Why in the world would I do that? Once it gets a nice patina of coffee in it, you can just add hot water and have a semi-decent cup! laugh laugh laugh


Why do you think I was so surprised by discovering that? After ten years I bought a new one and that was printed on a slip of paper in it.
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#161496 - 01/06/09 12:10 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: scafool]
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Originally Posted By: scafool

and what is the plural for thermos?


Thermi????
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#161497 - 01/06/09 12:14 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Desperado]
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"thermos's"???
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#161501 - 01/06/09 12:39 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Rodion]
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Plural for thermos is: Thermoses

You really can't go wrong with Thermos / Nissan / Stanley brands.

Pre-heat the thermos with boiling water for 5 minutes before putting your hot liquids in,

Also instead of putting on the small plastic cup which comes with the thermos, leave it off and stash it in your kit bag. Take a small (depending on Thermos lid size) piece of polar fleece or equivalent and cut to size so that it fits snugly into the lid of the thermos. Now put the lid on the thermos. If you have a small and thin enough thermos, next take an old (or new) spare wool sock and drop the thermos into the sock.

With the polar fleece in the lid and the wool sock covering the thermos will keep the hot beverages hot for 16-20 hours....and longer if the thermos is rolled into a sweater, pair of pants etc in your kit bag. Often in the warmer months, the coffee or tea is still hot enough to drink the next morning.


A thermos, this size (24 oz) is perfect for this.

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#161503 - 01/06/09 12:47 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: ]
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One more thing...as soon as you remove the stopper, the cooling process starts, the coffee/whatever won't stay as hot as it would without opening it. But not drinking the stuff kinda makes packing it along senseless, huh???
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#161506 - 01/06/09 12:54 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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On my thermos, there is no need to remove the stopper. It has a very small popup spout (much like some water bottles) that you can pour the liquid out of.

I usually get a good fill of coffee in the am before I start our hike. Bringing the thermos of coffee is for days where we do not stop for a hot lunch or dinner and it is nice to be savor a cup of coffee at anytime without the hassles of carrying a stove or making a fire

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#161576 - 01/06/09 02:01 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: ]
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The Stanley, Thermos and Nissan (also made by Thermos now) are all double wall stainless Dewar Flask designs. For a given volume content, they should all function thermally about the same. They all have oustanding warranties, in different shapes and sizes, and have a number of accessories. I believe Stanley makes the only 2 liter version; I couldn't find one that size on the Thermos website. Stanley also uses a pour through stopper so you don't have to completely remove it to use it. They all come in wide mouth versions for food storage, or as OBG notes so you can put big ice cubes into them.

There should be lots of third party shipping options for Israel. I am surprised that Stanley won't ship directly. Seems a bit silly to limit the market so, but that's their business. Anyways, sounds like you found at least one possibility.
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#161580 - 01/06/09 02:21 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: benjammin]
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
Stanley also uses a pour through stopper so you don't have to completely remove it to use it.

These were very popular on construction sites when I was a young grunt on a crew in the 70's. They can take a real beating without being compromised. Many times I witnessed them being dropped to ground level from several stories up. They sustained many dents and scratches and still retained their usefulness.

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