Anybody here use a thermos??

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  1. Folsom_Prison

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    I've never had one but with my new job I don't have access to a microwave. I never know where my next jobsite is, and most likely I won't be anywhere near a gas station to heat up my lunch or hot choclate. I found a Stanley thermos at wm for about 20 bucks and it claims it will keep food and beverages hot for hours on end. I get to work at 7 am and lunch is at noon, winter is comeing and it would be nice to have some hot chili by lunch time, or have some hot choclate throughout the day.

    So gt tell me about thermos's.
     
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    You won't know how you lived without it.
     

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    Sundog Thread Killer

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    I have a Stanley thermos-the classic green one they've made for decades. For me, the key has been to pre-heat the bottle with boiling water as directed in the instructions.
     
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    Really, so if I heated up some chili in the mornin I'm still good to go by noon?
     
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    Most likely. It helps if you heat your Thermos with hot water before adding your food.


    ooops. Sorry Sundog. You slid that one in when I wasn't looking. :embarassed:
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Stanley is about the best you can do... the metal, non-glassed ones. (Usually they're green.) Will keep your coffee, hot chocolate or what ever hot all day long.

    They're not the greatest for thick soups since they have a fairly narrow mouth but they're pretty much indestructible. I've had the same one for the last seven years.


    Jack
     
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  7. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    It remine me of my ol' frenz, Thibodeaux and Boudreaux...

    Dey wuz workin' on a job. At lunch, Boudreaux look at hiz new Termos an sez, "Ain't dat sometin? I puts coffee in here, an it keeps it hot. An if I puts iced tea in here, it keeps it cold."

    "Yeah?" Thibodeaux sez.

    "Dat right!" Boudreaux answered, "But how it know?"
     
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    Right on, thanks.
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    I've had the same Stanley green steel thermos since '85. It's gone to work with me every day and although beaten up on the outside, is good as new on the inside and works perfectly. There is no other brand to even bother with.
     
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    Right on, looms like I'm picking one up after work tomarrow.
     
  11. bigleaf

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    This. A good friend in the cold.

    I use my dad's when I'm goose or duck hunting. It's still great.

    Just pre-heat the thing with some boiling water before you fill it with your food or drink. It's the deal.
     
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    That's it!!!! Repeat after me! T O M O R R O W :rofl:
     
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    Thanks bigleaf!!
     
  14. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I have one that's been rolled around on the floor of a tractor as well as the bottom of a duck boat for days on end. The paint has mostly chipped off, the handle is broken off, and I lost the screw on cup years ago. The coffee stays as hot as ever.

    If you're taking food, they make the wide mouthed thermos specifically for that purpose.

    Is anyone old enough to remember going for a cup of coffee and pouring out a slurry of glass? :crying:
     
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    Lmao Zonny!!!! Damn you :rofl:
     
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    Looks like you're going with the Stanley. If you have second thoughts get "The Rock" by Thermos. It is part of the "Thermax" line. I had a Stanley some time ago and doesn't come close. I put about 8 cups of coffee right out of the pot one fall/winter morning. Forgot about it and got it out the next am. It was still hot. I don't remember the exact temp outside but I do remember it was cold.

    They also have the hot/cold travel cup (thermax line) that is also amazing. I won't use anything else.

    Be safe in the treetops.
     
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    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I hope I'm not too late...

    Buy this!!!!...http://www.amazon.com/THERMOS-BOTTL...F4AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288583284&sr=8-1

    Best thermos I've ever used. I was bragging at work and everyone was saying it's not all I claimed. I filled it with hot coffee and burried it outside in the snow at 330pm. The NEXT MORNING at 630am it was still hot enough to burn you.

    I use it in the summer for cold drinks too. Ive put ice in it and had it last for 3 days of drinking and filling with cold refills.

    Thermos, The Rock.
    Takes a beating too.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I have a coleman that keeps coffe hot all day and night. I take it to the range with me everytime.
     
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    Anybody remember this?

    All I need is my thermos... and my dog... and maybe my lamp.
     
  20. VAisForGlockers

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: Finally!