100+ Years as 'Adventure Equipment' (yes, the Thermos)

It was more than 100 years ago when a Thermos bottle went to the North Pole with explorer Lt. Robert Peary. It’s said a Thermos flew with the Wright Brothers on test flights. The brand, founded in 1904, cites a litany of historical moments where explorers took its insulated bottles on trips to keep their drinks warm.

This year, 2013, marks 109 years in business. Lindbergh, Shackleton, Earhart, and Count Zeppelin are among other adventure luminaries the brand notes kept a Thermos in their kit.

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Lt. Robert Peary and an old-school Thermos like he may have used

The brand’s signature technology (insulating bottle walls with vacuum chambers that limit thermo-exchange) has been updated since Peary’s day, though the principle remains the same: Hot or cold liquids can keep a steady temperature for hours due to a Thermos’ airless chamber, which dramatically slows the transfer of cold or the dissipation of heat into ambient air.

At GearJunkie, we have long used Thermoses on our own adventures, from winter camping to mountaineering trips. Today, we’re partnering with the company to announce its “National Fill Your Thermos Brand Bottle Day” project. With it, the company is offering deals online on its products as well as giving away a load of Thermos bottles on Facebook.

Go here to get in on the mass-giveaway action.

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Modern-day Thermos bottle

In addition, for a second chance at a prize, here at GearJunkie we were allotted 30 of those Thermoses to give away to our readers. Here’s the deal: Simply comment on the article below why you need a Thermos for an upcoming adventure. Simple.

The best answers will get Thermos bottles shipped out. It’s that easy.

Enter below for your chance, then grab a piece of that old-time Thermos adventure spirit from Lt. Peary (or Count Zeppelin, maybe?) and head out on an adventure of your own.

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