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Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Johnny150, Oct 20, 2013.
I'm looking to buy a flask what do you carry/ what is the best... Thanks in advance!
I dont carry one. Snowpeak makes a ludicrous priced Ti one. Stanley makes an affordable stainless job that I have been eyeing. Beware, apparently in some localities a flask is an "open container".
I have several metal flasks of varying sizes, but my preference these days has become glass flasks. I generally use a 200 mL Crown Royal bottle, because it's flat and a decent size, and has a nice thick plastic cap that screws down quite tight.
There are several pros and cons to the glass flask as opposed to the metal flask.
-much easier to clean, since you can see inside and it's smoother.
-imparts no bad taste, unlike metal, and you can leave your liquor in the flask for however long you want.
-opening is larger, giving a bigger sip and easier filling. No funnels required.
-no rust. Even stainless steel will rust, given enough time.
-heavier, thicker, for the amount of liquid they can hold.
-breakable. Most are pretty robust, but if you drop it on a concrete floor your evening may be ruined.
I got this small one from Asda to carry a hot drink. I added the smiley myself
Primus flasks are pretty good.
I guess I should have been more clear, I was looking for a flask that holds booze...
I've got a Camping Flask from Stanley, a IMO good compromise between quantity/measure&space.
Stainless steel, cap retaining system. Shift easily in both in jacket's or cargo pockets.
I fill it only when i have to use the next day.
Mine is usually filled in winter with Lagavulin 16...
Hope this help.
Nice topic. If there comes up a flask pleasing both me and my wallet, I already know a Gin to put into it.
Monkey 47 ... ?
Nope. Simon’s Bavarian Pure Pott Still Next Level. Made in a small distillery in Lower Franconia. He plans to have a whole bar line, including rum. He tries to make the rum CO₂ neutrally, so he found some dutch people to get the molasses from the carribean islands to him by sailing ship. I’ve yet to try his whole range of schnapps. So far I only tried the pumpkin liqueur, the standard gin and the next level gin (with more fruity botanicals) and went with next level.
I feel thirsty...
I have two, the first is a Stanley that holds 8oz. and the other is a fathers day present from one of my sons, it's made by the zippo lighter people and only holds 3oz., but it's still full of some very expensive Brandy.
Oh, if you meant a booze flask I have this SS one. It's okay, but I'd second not leaving drink in it for long periods.
I've got a couple that I got from liquor gift boxes. My liquor stores have a section with those boxes and they usually cost the same as the bottle themselves. I get nice glasses/flasks etc that way fairly often.
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I have a nice, leather wrapped SS one with my initials on it that I got as a groomsman gift that I use from time to time. I also have a GSI outdoors 10oz plastic one that I may or may not keep in my EDC bag for emergencies. The GSI is basically a nalgene type plastic, super durable. Currently filled with Jim Beam Devil's Cut.
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Why? I have one, I THINK it's made by GSI (could be wrong). I saw that warning on the usage instructions. Got curious and gave them a call. Talked to a really nice older gentleman and between the two of us we couldn't come up with a reason. It's stainless steel with a neoprene gasket. Worst thing that could happen (so far as I know) is that your liquor could take on a metallic taste.
Sigg makes made* a spiffy, large capacity lined one that comes in a leather case with a cup that slips over the bottle. I've got mine in my vehicle EDC clothing bag. I've got a nasty habit of stopping for the night in dry counties when traveling in the South.
*edit: guess they didn't sell enough of them
edit again: the SIGG I was thinking of was actually their canteen (search for SIGG replica canteen) and it is indeed no longer made
Well, the "metallic taste" is exactly what i don't wan't in my Lagavulin.
So whadda' I know... Mine's filled with cheap vodka (mixes with just about anything).
If it's that important, it may be possible to coat the inside with tung nut oil. This is what used to be used to coat the inside of "tin" cans. This is a BAD idea if you have a nut allergy.
I would think that any sort of oil coating, even a drying oil like tung, would impart a flavour to the liquor as well. I usually have whisky in my flasks, so mixing isn't necessary or desirable, and any change to the flavour is generally pretty unpleasant.