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Thermos flasks?

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Just a thought. I have not used one on the mountain since family days skiing at glencoe as a kid.
Does anyone use them for hot drinks or soups whilst on the hill?
What do you use? Was thinking about it but would think it might be uncomfortable in a helipack. Can you get flat ones like a huge hip flask? Puzzled
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I've just gone for this one, very light weight, small size and will deform and spring back under smallish impacts.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermos-Ultimate-Flask-Graphite-Steel/dp/B001F514W2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1388616625&sr=8-5&keywords=thermos+flask+0.5&tag=amz07b-21

Thermos Ultimate, think it's 310 grams. I got the 500ml, also come in 800 and 1 litre versions. I'm skiing for a season and trying to make the money last, so it's a flask of coffee or Bovril and a baguette for lunch most days. Great for touring too when you are away from the huts.


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I'm in flaine at the moment and have a small flask but it leaks a little, does anyone know which small flasks are best?
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I use a metal one most days with hot squash in it. I find I'm more likely to finish it than if I'm drinking really cold water so I don't get dehydrated, plus there is some sugar in it too.
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I ski with 2 one litre flasks in my rucksack. Hot chocolate in one, soup in the other. As the family drink through, my burden gets lighter and lighter. Very Happy

However, when the family aren't with me, I don't bother with it at all.
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k1orange, I researched for a few nights to pick mine, looked at reviews of so many buyers plus the gear mag ratings.
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Avalanche Poodle, I was going to write 'nice flask' . . . and then realised I'm turning into my Grandad Shocked
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Masque, Just hope you aren't getting frisky with your Grandma Shocked
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Masque wrote:
Avalanche Poodle, I was going to write 'nice flask' . . . and then realised I'm turning into my Grandad Shocked



Masque don't worry.....you are already everyone else's Grandad Toofy Grin
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We have two of those Thermos Ultimate ones linked above by AP. They have survived some rather large impacts without leaking. One usually has soup or hot choccie for the kids...the other has hot whiskey.....invariably leads to more impact testing Happy
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I have two vessels for the hill:

1) Hip flask, usually containing a nice single malt and

2) A "vapur" - it's like a small bladder - a plastic bag with a screw drinking-bottle top. Holds about a glass and a half of wine, which when kept in an inside breast pocket, is at perfect temperature. An ideal accompaniment to a wee jambon-fromage sandwich (in the other breast pocket).
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Just a 'thanks' for posting this question. It's been a while since we did a self-catered holiday and I decided soups were the way to go for on-the-mountain sustenance. Just ordered the one suggested by Scarpa Smile
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@Timg60, I usually go out with a thermos - ordinary metal one does fine.
Not a problem in back-pack - sits happily with spare gloves, extra layer, hipflask (rusty nail), sandwich, and chocolate.
Mine contains mint tea with a spoonful of honey.
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+1 for rusty nail
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+ another one for Rusty Nail
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If you're just after something small then I've got one of these http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/thermal-mug-red--p150786

Keeps stuff amazingly hot for a surprisngly long time and easy to carry. Not actually used it while skiing but did have it in the bag with me last year and no problems carrying it around. Also very sturdy.
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@Stumbler, Man to my own heart.....what's with the soup and coffee ?? wink
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Timg60, simple thermos flask like this (plastic cover makes more comfortable when very cold).
Contains Mint Tea with spoonful of honey.
Fits fine in backpack alongwith rest of kit.

Also take bars of chocolate and hipflask with Rusty Nail (used to be Toffee Vodka)
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Stumbler wrote:
I have two vessels for the hill:

1) Hip flask, usually containing a nice single malt and

2) A "vapur" - it's like a small bladder - a plastic bag with a screw drinking-bottle top. Holds about a glass and a half of wine, which when kept in an inside breast pocket, is at a perfect temperature. An ideal accompaniment to a wee jambon-fromage sandwich (in the other breast pocket).


Thank God for Stumbler. I was beginning to get quite worried about my fellow snowheads. Warm squash and mugs of tea on the mountain? No, no, no!

I recently found I had a large bottle of Georgian Chacha (a bit like grappa) that I wasn't going to drink so I'm in the process of turning it into Lime, Basil and Mandarin Chacha. It's a little 'off-piste' as a recipe but it might just work. If all else fails I can get Mrs FZ to wear it as perfume.
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Actually a flask of jagertee works really well Toofy Grin
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this may be a well known use of a thermos, but a couple of ski trips back, we were introduced to carrying a thermos around with hot dogs sausages that have been cooked in the apartment before going skiing, and making hot dogs with baguettes from the bakery (and sachets of ketchup) whilst having a picnic.

we have done this several times since, and works a treat with lovely warm hot dogs at lunch time, hip flask with J├Ągermeister is also obligatory, but not for the kids (yet!!!!)
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How did this thread get resurrected!
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@Handy Turnip, just noticed the original post was from 3 years ago, and from this morning and previous post was 2 1/2 years ago!
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@Handy Turnip, there was spam which got deleted.
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