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#161589 - 01/06/09 03:28 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Grouch]
scafool Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
The only thing I dislike about the Stanley Aladdins is their weight.
Thermos is a bit lighter, I think Nissan is lighter still.
The Thermos Thermocafe line is about as light as the Nissan.

Since I have a few of these stainless steel thermoses in the kitchen I just did a comparison on the kitchen scale.

Sorry that I don't have a one liter size Stanley. Oh well,
These are close enough to compare.
They all have their stoppers in them but no cups on them.

Stanley, wide mouth, 741 ml size = 2 lbs.
Themos, 1 liter, NATO issue = 1 lbs. 6 oz.
Thermos, 1iter, Thermocafe = 1 lbs.

The 500ml Thermocafe weighs in at 9oz, this is a pretty small thermos

The 2 liter Stanley is 3 lbs. 8oz, this is a pretty big thermos.

So with the Stanley widemouth you carry twice as heavy of a thermos as the Thermocafe but you only get 3/4 of the liquid.
I would expect the one liter Stanly to wiegh about the same as the widemouth Stanley does.

Are the Stanleys less likely to get dented?
Well yes, but only because they are built like tanks.

The Stanleys are fine if they are going in a vehicle, but If I needed to carry one I would take the Thermos or the Thermos Thermocafe.
May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

#161616 - 01/06/09 05:50 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: scafool]
bmisf Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 185
I have Nissan and Zojirushi thermoses and recommend both - lightweight, retain heat well, and while not indestructible, they're double-walled stainless and pretty tough. Mine have only a few external dents to show after years of hard use (including snow camping).

#161630 - 01/06/09 06:54 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: bmisf]
Kris Offline

Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 623
Loc: A Canadian in the UK
Quick question...

Does anyone have any experience with Sigg's line of thermal bottles?


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#162277 - 01/10/09 09:31 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Kris]
Rodion Offline

Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Israel
Alright, I got this one. Seems like a good choice.

Thanks for everyone's input!
Whenever you rest, someone, somewhere is training to kick your ass.


#162306 - 01/10/09 05:32 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Rodion]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
I have almost the same thing, and have had it for 5 years. IT survived a couple of deployments, and several tumbles from HMMWVs & 2nd flr windows. Dented, but still works great. The Silver Bullet is the best you can get, IMHO!
my adventures

#162316 - 01/10/09 06:35 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Rodion]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Good choice...

#164131 - 01/21/09 11:34 AM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Rodion Offline

Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Israel
Yep, good choice indeed. Bullet? This thing's an artillery shell. eek

Just got it in the mail. Seller was very friendly, highly recommended.

Whenever you rest, someone, somewhere is training to kick your ass.


#164160 - 01/21/09 02:09 PM Re: Survival Thermos? [Re: Rodion]
mark161 Offline

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 33
Loc: US
I have the Stanley Stainless widemouth and it has lasted through many hunting, camping, and long double shifts at work. I also own the thermos brand with the pour through top and it works great but I like having the widemouth because for hunting season I always make a boiling pot of beef barley soup to put in there to keep me going and it works and has taken the beating from me (including several high falls from tree stands) good luck.
The Beatings will continue until morale improves!

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