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 Post subject: Vacuum flasks
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:04 pm 
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I am over these bloody expensive flasks that fail after a few years. I can never find the bloody receipts either after 5 or six years.

Surely there are flasks available that actually do work, and keep working for a decade or so at least.

I have tried Thermos, Arcosteel and Stanley, which is the latest one to fail.
It was getting hot on the outside, a sure sign it is ratshit, and not keeping water hot, so I drilled a hole in the side and sure enough, no inrush of air as there should have been.

Anyone got good reports of any brand, or do I just go back to the old fashioned glass ones that always worked until they get dropped?

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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You could always get a jetboil (or similar) and heat the water up when you need it :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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Thanks Graeme, that is an option.
Do you (or anyone else) know if the various iterations of these things all use a common thread for the gas canister/bottle?

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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You would think that all those threaded little canisters would be the same but I don't know for sure.
A mate has a jetboil and it doesn't take long.
Another thing I've seen is a bush kettle using metho for the fire in a small bowl and when the water was hot the fire was put out by putting the lid on the bowl.

If I want a drink I usually get it out of the fridge. Not beer either. (unless it comes out of someone elses fridge :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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Oldies are goodies! We use a 25 year old wedding present thermos. Glass vacuum flasks are the best. As long as they don't get dropped.

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Toyota Man wrote:
Another thing I've seen is a bush kettle using metho for the fire in a small bowl and when the water was hot the fire was put out by putting the lid on the bowl.


An option, but then the need arises to carry yet another container of liquid. Not real keen on that idea,....my last plastic fuel can split the lid a couple of weeks ago, diesel spilt in the back of the mrs ute luckily. Just another example of the shit products on the market that are not particularly cheap, given that plastic is worth nothing (ABC 4-corners last night) but they are just not up to the task they are sold for.

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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Oldies are goodies! We use a 25 year old wedding present thermos. Glass vacuum flasks are the best. As long as they don't get dropped.


I spent hours yesterday looking on line for a glass one, the nearest I can find is a Genuine Thermos Eclipse Glass Vacuum Travel Handle Flask 1.8L.

I have sent them a message to find out is the glass insert is available, and the price, but not heard back as yet. Other than that they seem to be a thing of the past, like most things that actually worked.

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum flasks
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Another here for using a jetboil. Fast and easy and also you boil only the water you need.

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