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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Posted by John - 05/23/2013 10:32 AM

I NEED a Thermos because NOTHING taste better on a holiday weekend then a hot coffee on a trout stream!!!

Posted by Dan - 05/23/2013 10:37 AM

As a Minnesota transplant now living in Colorado, I need a new thermos to take on my search and rescue missions, because you never know how long you are going to be out, and some hot tea or soup always does the trick.

Posted by Marcia C. - 05/23/2013 10:38 AM

Would love to win a Thermos to take on my bike rides on the trail.

Posted by rhoni4 - 05/23/2013 10:38 AM

I would love to give this to my hubby. He works in construction and this would be great for him.

Posted by sharon miller - 05/23/2013 10:38 AM

I can use for hot soup or iced coffee on the run! As a Mom, Thermos is always needed!

Posted by Rich Kolb - 05/23/2013 10:40 AM

I need a Thermos because not only are my in-laws visiting, but my kids have a long weekend. Now, why does that require a Thermos? Well, have you tried to stay in a house with a pair of in-laws and a bunch of screaming kids? I am going to need to get out of the house, and the earlier the better. I need a Thermos to keep my coffee warm, I plan on sneaking back into the house late, after everyone is asleep, making myself some coffee, putting it in the Thermos, and then sneaking back out again. I can’t beat my in-laws up in the morning, old people are notorious early risers, but I can sneak back in and out after everyone is asleep. Since I haven’t run electricity to the shed, where I plan on holing up, I’ll need a Thermos to keep my coffee hot. Thanks

Posted by Austin Wheeler - 05/23/2013 10:43 AM

I’m heading to Moore, Ok this weekend for some cleanup help. I need a new Thermos to keep my coffee in!!!

Posted by Tiffiny Costello - 05/23/2013 10:43 AM

I NEEEEEED a Thermos because I have too many adventures to embark upon this summer. I just got back from San Fran, and next week I’m going camping in Big Bend, where I will need a Thermos because I absolutely must have coffee or tea in the morning! I’ll want to brew it over the campfire and have a hot sip during the AM without it going cold – and I know the reviews on these Thermosii (plural?) are great! I am also going to Mt. Zion sometime this summer to slackline, and I would love to take a picture of my slacklining with a Thermos in my hand, to show my love for slacklining and a hot cup of joe! :)

Posted by James Kennedy - 05/23/2013 10:43 AM

I can still remember getting to the top of the Grand Canyon five years ago. It was cold, very cold, but I was able to unzip my bag and get my Thermos out. I had filled it with soup from Phantom Ranch earlier that day, and man I was looking forward to that soup at the top. I was able to watch the sunset from the top of Bright Angel while enjoying my hot soup.

I need a new Thermos because that one, sadly, was left behind in a park about a year ago. I haven’t had the chance to get a new Thermos yet, but I’ll be doing a lot of travelling this summer and upcoming fall, so I’ll need one for sure. It would be great to get a free one!

Posted by Andrew Guthrie - 05/23/2013 10:44 AM

I need some hot hot hot hot chocolate on the summit but also at basecamp.

Posted by Jim Stevens - 05/23/2013 10:48 AM

One of thoseThermos would be a great addtion to my hunting pack on those crisp cold mornings in the treestand.

Posted by Spencer H - 05/23/2013 10:58 AM

I need a thermos because even Peary’s thermos is in better shape than mine!

Posted by John Rothe - 05/23/2013 11:12 AM

I NEED a Thermos because I will be hiking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail southeast of Osaka, Japan. And although having my Osprey reservoir is all well and good, nothing would beat being able to pour a hot cup of tea at an ancient shrine hours down the trail.

Posted by Elaine Kontra - 05/23/2013 11:18 AM

I need a new Thermos b/c my daughter recently took mine 4 her daily water at school (hers got lost) and now I need a new one 4 r summer camping trips b/c we rely on Thermos water bottles 4 our day hikes while camping and day trips to the beach too, instead of disposable bottles

Posted by Julian S - 05/23/2013 11:18 AM

I just graduated with a BS in Geology from UCSB, CA and am moving to cold Bozeman, MT for a MS in Geology. I know its gonna be freezing up there compared to the sunshine in California, so a warm coffee from a thermos will be perfect on the cold, long days in the field.

Posted by Devan Jones - 05/23/2013 11:37 AM

I need a thermos because I don’t have one. And there’s no better way to keep my drinks or liquid foods the right temperature than a thermos.

Posted by CRAusmus - 05/23/2013 11:40 AM

Because there is not better way to get hot coffee to the summit of a mountain. And there is no better way to enjoy a summit than sitting down and sipping a cup of hot coffee.

Posted by Jeremy - 05/23/2013 11:41 AM

I would appreciate a thermos bottle to share a hot cup of coffee with my dad at sunrise while fishing on Lake Tahoe this summer.

Posted by Steve K. - 05/23/2013 11:47 AM

To complete the set…I got the 2 quart Colossus as my mini cooler, the 40oz for coffee, the travel mug for more coffee;) , but I need one more for a bit of overnight thermos camp cooking…come on, one more…I’m feen’n;)

Posted by Christian Teague - 05/23/2013 11:56 AM

I need a thermos so I can have a keep my cold beverage cold and my hot beverage hot on my EPIC mountain adventures to alpine lakes in Hood National Forest. It could literally SAVE MY LIFE. HELP SAVE MY LIFE WITH THIS THERMOS!

Posted by Ryan - 05/23/2013 11:58 AM

I would love to be the winner of a Thermos because it’s the best way to enjoy a refreshing glass of sangria at the dog park.

Posted by SF - 05/23/2013 12:11 PM

My wife got a new Thermos tumbler last week for her morning commute coffee. I have stolen it from her. It’s putting a great strain on our marriage.

You’d think after 13 years, swiping a new Thermos 16-ounce tumbler (yes, I’m looking at it right now) wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But it is, because that’s how good of a product it is. So please get me out of the dog house.

Posted by Natalie Bosak - 05/23/2013 12:25 PM

2 of our 4 kids are doing the Spartan Race and I know it’ll keep our drinks cold enough for all of us to finish all the races. I found out about your FB page on a blog about the Spartan Race. Would be nice to have Gear Junkie written on it.

Posted by Andy Ruck - 05/23/2013 12:35 PM

I would be grateful for a Thermos so I can be the envy of others on a cold day sea kayaking whist attempting to circum-navigate the UK next year !

Posted by Lucy Dahl - 05/23/2013 12:46 PM

I knew I was ‘grownup’ when coffee became an integral part of my life. Now it’s rare to find me without a travel mug of some sort, though not solely full of coffee. The upside of this is that I get my beverage of choice just how I like it and I’m not creating excess waste, but I’m on my 6th or more mug because they all leak (even my fancy Bubba), and many result in tepid tea or lukewarm smoothies before I can finish my beverage. Avoiding future workdays with coffee spilled all down my backside (unfortunately happened more than once) is why I need a thermos.

Posted by Outbound Dan - 05/23/2013 12:49 PM

As a new Dad of a rambunctious ten month old, coffee has become my best friend for an extra jump-start for getting out on the trail. Of course, my little guy is my hiking partner too; he perches up like a bird in the baby backpack (right next to his stuffed frog).

Sure, he has his formula full of nutrients to help him grow, but I need mine to help me keep going. Plus it would awfully handy to have something to keep it warm in. In my book cold coffee is old coffee. Yes, I need a thermos…

Posted by Lynette Alber - 05/23/2013 12:51 PM

I NEED a thermos to gift to my spouse so he can have something hot to drink on our hike up to Camp Muir on Mt Rainier to celebrate his 60th birthday!!!! This Birthday hike / celebration is part of our training to climb Mt Rainier at the end of July this summer. A thermos pretty please?

Posted by Nakul - 05/23/2013 01:34 PM

I need it to keep my chai warm while I wait for the right conditions to take off with my paraglider in the high Himalayas. Plus, I can share pictures of me drinking from it while flying set against the mountains.
So, Thermos please?

Posted by Craig Porzondek - 05/23/2013 01:46 PM

When coffee was perked and stored in the old timer’s thermos there was nothing better than a sip of hot coffee in the cold. Wish perk coffee was still around. Starbucks has ruined it forever. lol

Posted by CubiclePharmer - 05/23/2013 01:51 PM

Good coffee deserves good whiskey requiring proper carry and slurp transpo

Posted by LawDogRg - 05/23/2013 03:03 PM

Because I like the hot side hot, and the cold side cold . . . and I spill a lot.

Posted by Brendon Bowie - 05/23/2013 03:13 PM

I need a Thermos, because living in South Africa its really difficult to get hold of great products like this! With Winter coming up (here in the Southern Hemisphere) all our trail runs and hikes will be in the early morning! Nothing like a hot drink after a run/hike to keep you going! And when summer cones around i can use it to keep my water ice cold!

Posted by Andie - 05/23/2013 04:35 PM

Why do I need a Thermos? I don’t but it sure will be a hellava lot easier to make a toast a top each peak a bag this month. ;)

Posted by ThomG - 05/23/2013 05:12 PM

Hot matters. Cold matters. I matter.

Posted by christopher sorel - 05/23/2013 05:12 PM

because only so much duct tape and super glue can hold mine together. dropped, kicked, knocked and keeps going but it leaks…does not hold temp that good anymore and looks strange.

Posted by Kate Reimer - 05/23/2013 05:13 PM

I will shortly be attempting to steal frozen embryos from a dinosaur themed amusement park/nature exhibit. I believe a good quality thermos would make transport substantially less difficult. :)

Posted by Martina - 05/23/2013 05:15 PM

I need a new on for my hubby’s lunch. Thanks for the chance!!

Posted by Doug - 05/23/2013 05:18 PM

With the right attitude, every day is an adventure, every journey is a joy, every destination is just a pause until the process starts again. And from start to finish to start, the right gear enhances the whole experience.

Posted by Eric Peddle - 05/23/2013 05:19 PM

I need this Thermos because I am heading to northern Canada to work. Everyone knows how cold the Yukon, NWT and Nunavat is and hopefully I can have a similiar experience with Thermos as Lt. Robert Peary.

Posted by Josh - 05/23/2013 05:21 PM

I need a new Thermos because I work as a brewer at a craft brewery and end up working some very early hours. Unfortunately I’m not a morning person and rely on coffee to get me going. I recently lost my travel mug and have been forced to go caffeine-less since. I need great coffee to make great beer! Don’t you want me to be able to make great beer?

Posted by Jonathan Sadler - 05/23/2013 05:22 PM

I need one because I work in a treatment center for kids and we go on a camping trip every summer. I need something that can withstand the test of 26 violently aggressive kids and rafting while keeping my beverages at a comfortable temperature.

Posted by Franco Casuscelli - 05/23/2013 05:23 PM

Mis mates Patagonicos están esperando un excelente Thermos!
Saludos desde PATAGONIA Argentina!

Posted by Mike Vintage - 05/23/2013 05:24 PM

I’m broke and I like my coffee to stay hot until I am done with it.

Posted by Michael EcoHiker Defenbaugh - 05/23/2013 05:25 PM

I am heading off to work at a wilderness camp teaching kids the fine ways of the woods in northern Minnesota this summer! I NEED a Thermos to keep my drinks chilled/hot on my fast paced days giving kids of the world an opportunity to experience the amazing things that are at camp, beyond their doorway, and out in the WILD!!! While I may not have one epic adventure planned, my entire summer will be filled with all that is epic and causes stoke levels to rise! You know we all need gear to keep us going on our adventures, help me keep going strong at camp with my amazing campers all summer!!!

Posted by Christoph - 05/23/2013 05:27 PM

I am hard on Thermos’s. I manage 2 ranches and travel back and forth each day most times on the tractor. Having something built to take the punishment to keep my coffee hot sure makes the long days seem a little shorter.

Posted by Jan Warner - 05/23/2013 05:29 PM

A thermos is what I need most
Especially when traveling coast to coast
The ones they have at Gear Junkie online
Are perfect for me and totally fine!

Posted by Will Lockray - 05/23/2013 05:30 PM

I need one because if I don’t have warm coffee when I’m in the backcountry I turn into to goat… I really don’t want to turn into a goat.

Posted by Ellen B - 05/23/2013 05:42 PM

hubby would love this for his coffee!

Posted by Pamela Burns - 05/23/2013 05:47 PM

I ‘ d keep my dogs water,in it! For after our daily run!

Posted by Steve - 05/23/2013 05:48 PM

I have to carry water with me for medical reasons – it is never cold enough so this thermos would be great for that. I am planning on hiking more this summer to try to lose some weight so this thermos would help me there too. Thanks for the chance to win this.

Posted by Hal S. - 05/23/2013 05:55 PM

This summer I’m volunteering at a fire lookout as a spotter. On the long boring days where I’m gazing at nothing but blue skies I’m gonna need some coffee to keep me awake and alert. However, for those days when lightning is going off all around and the potential for fires is great I’m going to need some hot tea to calm my nerves. In each case, I can’t think of anything better than a hot drink already to go sitting in my new Thermos.

Posted by Jamon vodraska - 05/23/2013 05:56 PM

I NEED this because I get the strangest looks when I drink coffee out of mason jars! People at work always think I’m drinking stout…

I always wish I was:-)

Posted by Andy O. - 05/23/2013 06:03 PM

I am not a morning person. My wife is. I desperately need a Thermos to hold strong coffee so I can put somewhat coherent sentences together when she wants us to go on an early morning adventure in her bright and energetic isn’t this a great day world. Mmmmppphhhh arrrgggggg ………

Posted by Ari Gabrion - 05/23/2013 06:03 PM

Simple: I need a Thermos because I am a biologist and that requires me to spend hours upon hours in a near-freezing, windowless room playing with baby brook trout and very smelly water. The freezing cold water, combined with the very pungent au du trout leaves me craving something warm and sweet to bring the feeling back into my numb digits.

Posted by Kelly - 05/23/2013 06:03 PM

I am a relatively active person, I am not good at sitting still. (I would MUCH rather be outside..) Occasionally have to sit in meetings where hot coffee is my only way of staying conscious enough not to nod off and poke my eye out with a pencil. Please help save me from myself ,and allow me the chance to have the fabulous Thermos I love so much. I have a couple of other mugs but Thermos is the standard all others wish they could be.

Posted by Kelly - 05/23/2013 06:08 PM

Oh, and I am headed to Sawyer Glacier in a couple of weeks, a Thermos would really be handy!

Posted by Kevin Ridge - 05/23/2013 06:12 PM

A haiku for you
Tasty beverage
Hot or cold with out a spill
Sent to me I hope

Posted by Josh Key - 05/23/2013 06:18 PM

As an Englishman I must warn you that in the absence of a plentiful supply of hot tea I am highly likely to spontaneously explode. As such A flask to carry warm tea in would save me stopping and lighting a fire every 30mins when out in the hills.

It would save a lot of weight in matches, kettles, water and teabags. It would also reduce the significant effect my tea drinking habits are having on deforestation.

Posted by SweetPanda - 05/23/2013 06:20 PM

We are planning to bring our kids to the Rocky Mountain (Banff, Lake Louise) to do some sightseeing and some hiking. We would be going to Columbia Ice Field as well, a Thermos would be good that we can keep some hot water in case our kids would like to drink something warm

Posted by Patty Frost - 05/23/2013 06:23 PM

I could use a new Thermos because I live near the sun in southern Iowa and when I am out on that blessed mower twice a week I need a beverage container that will keep my frosty drink icey cold so I don’t die of heat stroke. I will be the envy of my neighbors with my shiny new Thermos and when they ask me where I got my container that can take the heat, I can smile and say check out “Gearjunkie.com” for the best in accessories for your next off road adventure.

Posted by Tina - 05/23/2013 06:33 PM

As a bat researcher, I often find myself waiting patiently at the mouth of a cave in the dark waiting for my study species to arrive. A hot, caffeinated drink would be a welcome addition to the field season protocol!

Posted by chris - 05/23/2013 06:38 PM

I need this thermos so i can properly caffeinate myself to keep up with my 91 year old mother. She’s kickin’ my butt out in the garden and its been a little chilly. I could use a warm up while i’m out there!

Posted by Kei$ha - 05/23/2013 06:50 PM

To keep my urine at body temperature. In the faint hope of recapturing the world’s attention once my thin talent is exposed.

Posted by John - 05/23/2013 07:01 PM

Thermos Haiku
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Cold and exhausted
Thermos feeds my weary soul
Love life on the edge

Posted by Jen - 05/23/2013 07:46 PM

Because we’ll be making cowboy coffee from glacial streams in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Sure, having a coffee in the morning before kayaking is crucial, but wouldn’t it be better to put some in a thermos and take with you? Especially one that won’t leak all over you, leaving you to wonder if either your spray skirt is leaking or you’ve ‘had an accident’?

Posted by Chuck - 05/23/2013 08:25 PM

I need one cause I’m too cheap to buy one. I’ve only bought cheap Target or Walmart versions.

And I think it will make me more attractive to the opposite sex.
And people will love me more
It will help me get a promotion
It will bring me and my father together

Who the hell am I kindling. I just want to see if I can get lucky.

Posted by Craig Porzondek - 05/23/2013 08:26 PM

Some of my greatest memories are sharing coffee with my grandfather from his thermos while ice fishing or on early morning summer days. Those memories are so precious I always keep a thermos handy for when I road trip an early morning hike or when we sit late night on the beach watching the sun go down. However, I lost my thermos in the divorce… not to her but in the move and now I’m thermos minus one! I would love a new thermos so that I can pass down the same tradition with my grandson’s and soon to be grand daughter. One of my fondest memories was when we would sit on top the hill down the road from our cabin (early morning) drinking from our thermos and we would watch the deer cross the road and see if we could spot fawns or really big bucks. Times like those are precious and without our thermos it wouldn’t have been as special. Please keep the tradition moving – don’t be the one who lets it die!

Posted by Bryan L - 05/23/2013 08:30 PM

I need a thermos because I like my beer boiling hot and my cocoa frosty cold…the way nature intended these beverages on outings. Or is it the other way around…

Posted by Okiebug - 05/23/2013 08:47 PM

While tracking bigfoot in the backwoods of North Carolina, nothing keeps my Cafe Cubano hot like a Thermos; when I am looking for Yeti in Tibet, Thermos makes sure my cocoa is steamy; and when I am hunting abominable snowmen in the Yukon, I depend on Thermos for my hot toddies! My old Thermos is beat from too many failed expeditions, but I am getting close, I can feel it. Hook me up and you will be remembered in my memoirs.

Posted by Crystal Metzler - 05/23/2013 09:24 PM

Because someone this hot deserves a Thermos to match! And I like my coffee even hotter!

Posted by Kathy Stengel - 05/23/2013 09:55 PM

We’re going up the Half Dome cables on my birthday and nothing would be better than sitting on the top of that rock having a cold refreshing iced tea while looking out at the fabulous Yosemite valley.

Posted by stephen c wiggen - 05/23/2013 10:18 PM

I’m dehydrated……………

Posted by Chip Sayre - 05/23/2013 11:34 PM

Because I’m thirsty dummy!

Posted by Becky Gunn - 05/24/2013 12:04 AM

I need one because when the zombie apocalypse hits I’m going to need lots of caffeine to fight off zombies and I like my coffee warm. Also, if I run out of bullets I can use the thermos to hit zombies on the head.

Posted by Mark Kennedy - 05/24/2013 12:07 AM

I would love one of your new Thermos bottles because the Thermos bottle is the Worlds greatest invention.
If you put hot drinks in it, they stay hot, and if you put cold liquids in it, they stay cold, but how does it know?

Posted by Tuomas P - 05/24/2013 12:10 AM

Finnish winterscapes, -20C cold air and me with my thermos sipping hot chocolate. Need I say more? (And of course since I don’t have one…)

Posted by Adam - 05/24/2013 02:57 AM

It’d be great to have a Thermos ‘cause it bloody cold down in Australia at the moment out on my sea kayak, and when the summer returns it can get super hot out on the lake and ocean. A tried and true drinking container that seems to be getting better with advances in technology.

Posted by John Turner - 05/24/2013 05:33 AM

I don’t just need a flask, I need a flask that keeps stuff hot. My existing flask seems to be losing it’s heat very quickly. I love making hearty home-made soups to take on our mountain walks, sometimes it’s just plain Bovril – but I need that flask so much.

Posted by Jason Schwartz - 05/24/2013 07:25 AM

I don’t have a thermos. I need a thermos. It keeps stuff cold. It keeps stuff hot. I’d rather have a thermos on my next trot.

Posted by Anna Van Leemputten - 05/24/2013 08:16 AM

There’s a law of physics that doesn’t have a name yet: the law of there’s always a knock at the door when you’re sitting on the loo (toilet), or your mother always manages to phone you when the hot bloke you’re just dying to get to know sits down on the sofa opposite you in Starbucks (our local independent coffee shop has just closed down sadly), or your alerter goes off, for a fire call, just as you’ve made yourself a much needed cup of coffee….The latter is the reason I need the Thermos, so I can poor the coffee in it and go off on the shout, knowing that when I come back I won’t have to nuke (microwave) a cold cup of longed for coffee.

Posted by Travis - 05/24/2013 08:52 AM

I NEED a Thermos b/c my job site is freezing and I may die of hypothermia w/out one. I can’t think of a better reason than that.

Posted by anton kraus - 05/24/2013 09:02 AM

I live in London!

Posted by Josh - 05/24/2013 09:18 AM

I need the Thermos because I am a student in a physical therapy program and without a good supply of hot coffee, I am afraid I might die… (not really… But kind of…)

Posted by Travis - 05/24/2013 09:29 AM

A new Thermos would really come in handy during my summer snowboard trip into the Crazy mountains with my good friends.

Posted by Becca - 05/24/2013 12:39 PM

Next month I’m going off to Chile – gotta have something to keep those llamas out of my hot chocolate!

Posted by Tim Rice - 05/24/2013 12:56 PM

I don’t need this thermos, because I drink my water at ambient temperatures. Oh and I no longer live in Mn so my water doesn’t freeze that often in the winter time. So why comment here? Because Gear Junkie rocks, and this is too let them know I read…. even on stuff that I don’t need. ;)
Thanks!

Posted by Ride Yer Bike! - 05/24/2013 02:20 PM

So technically I don’t really need a thermos but doing winter camping (what better way to ring in the new year but dancing around the fire sharing stories and fun) and also planning a nice little bike tour in the fall the Thernos could be a nicety! Plus I read Gear Junkie a lot, my friends think I am crazy but what the hell do they know!

Posted by KateT - 05/27/2013 04:51 AM

I take fresh hot chunky soups and stew’s out with us when we go walking. I need a new wide mouthed flask so the chunks can be bigger and stay hotter for longer.

Posted by James - 05/27/2013 12:09 PM

I use my thermos on the sideline at Nationals (Ultimate Frisbee) to share hot “apple cider” with people. My Thermos has accompanied me to eight peaks of 14’ers, and one thousands of miles of trips to work. It may be getting worn but it’s a Thermos.

Posted by David - 05/28/2013 03:48 PM

I would love to have a Thermos because I am going on perhaps the greatest adventure of all….college. I’m from North Carolina but I’m going to school up in northern PA, and nothing would warm me up (and keep me awake) walking around campus on those frigid winter days like some hot coffee in a Thermos. I would just buy one myself, but hey, I’m a poor college student!

Posted by Matthew Ridenour - 05/29/2013 06:14 PM

I leave for college in August at Northern Michigan University. I love the area and chose the town due to its vibrant adventure potential for outdoorsman like me. Marquette is ranked nationally in several outdoors magazines for places to live. I would use a new thermos bottle for my studies, hikes, climbs, mountaineering, boating, cycling, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, and be grateful for it as winter on the shores of the great Lake Superior in northern Michigan last a good part of the year.

Posted by David B - 05/30/2013 05:36 AM

The skipper on the boat I race is too cheap to fix the gas stove – the only hot water we have is water we bring with us? I dropped my last thermos over the side in Rough weather :(

Posted by Michael S - 05/30/2013 02:42 PM

I need a Thermos because I need a full day of warm drinks while on the cold trail!

Posted by Sam K - 06/03/2013 02:30 AM

I need the Thermos to distract the bears because I don’t have any slower friends.

Posted by Andy O. - 06/13/2013 06:40 PM

So, who won?

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