Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Big Stove vs. Camp Stove
Sounds like your thermos needs to be sent to a re-education camp. I still have a few made with glass liners, they work better than the stainless ones, until the day they go "tinkle tinkle" and go to thermoheaven. And it really makes a difference if you preheat a thermos with boiling water and let it sit for a few minutes, before putting the "payload" in. Two 12-ounce thermoses (the old ones aren't a pint, the glass liner has bulk) will of course also mean the second cup is going to be hotter than if you used one big thermos.
Dunno, maybe you just need a genuine marine-grade thermos? :-)
The one I have is an old 1 qt.Thermos brand with a s.s. liner. Maybe I'll get one with a glass liner and give it a try. I like the 2 small thermos theory as well. The little gimbaled unit works well down below, out of the wind when it's too bumpy to have anything stay on my non-gimbaled stove top.
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