|Mr. Mega Thermos next to a 1-liter Nalgene.|
After growing tired of having four or five mini thermoses rattling around the floor of the pickup and getting stuck under the brake pedal, we started looking for a good deal on the Stanley 2-quart model. Found one the other day down at Target, on sale. One more step to an early get-ready for winter.
We like having a bodacious stash of hot beverages in the backcountry assault vehicle. It’s about hydration. When you come off a day of powder laps your body is more desiccated than a prune that got left in the fruit dryer for a week. Nothing beats burbling a nice warm cuppa something while perched on the tailgate swapping lies. Works for the ride home too.
I like a variety of thermos beverages. If it’s a big day, mixing up some athletic recovery drink with some herb tea seems to work well. Other times we just throw in a few teabags and squirt of honey. Soup works too, but I like that more for lunch than afternoon snacks.
In all, excellent gear for the winter outdoorsperson!
|As an added bonus the Stanley comes with a sticker inside. It’s now in the collection on the back window of our Silverado TAV — thought it looked appropriate there since you need a full-size pickup to haul this jumbo thing around!|
The sixth annual Avalanche Jam, which helps raise money for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, will happen Sept. 7 at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder (5-10 p.m.). The Jam, hosted by WildSnow.com sponsor Backcountry Access, costs $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Price includes beer from New Belgium Brewery, food from Tandoori Grill and live music. Terrific season starter party.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.