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Old 09 December 2003, 04:35   #1
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Winter Warmers.....

Now that the cold has descended upon us, my thoughts are turned toward survival when I brave the elements outdoors, whether its Ribbing, fishing, shooting, or watching one's offspring play footie in sub-zero temperatures.

Help is always at hand in the form of my trusty hipflask. While the traditional contents are always welcome, I have in recent years been experimenting with different beverages.

Top marks must go to Sloe Gin, especially if its some of last years home-made stuff, although some of the commercial varieties are good too. I had a little affair with Peach Schnapps, but its really too sweet. A mate of mine uses Red Aftershock, and his flask has a round glass window in the side, so it looks really evil - but unfortunately it tastes that way too!

So, how about you guys - what graces the inside of your hipflask when you venture forth in chilly conditions?

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Old 09 December 2003, 04:43   #2
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winter tots

As a hardened wildfowler who spends much of the winter on the Essex marshes, I'm with you on the sloe gin! Must admit to carrying supplementary flask of coffee when shooting or winter ribbing. Naturally I would never condone imbibing alcohol whilst driving a rib
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Or one hopes drinking and wondering around with a loaded shotgun!

Oh no I'll be complaining about people not wearing lifejackets next!
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Re: winter tots

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Naturally I would never condone imbibing alcohol whilst driving a rib
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Yep, take that as implied!

I knew there was a reason for having a missus who is teetotal!

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http://www.calamander.co.uk/heated/chilli/chilli.htm

Use a heated motorcycle jacket for the bike but at this time of year which might be useful on the rib. They run off 12 volts and minimum amps. Variable resistor enables different heat settings.

Do they work ? well rode from Stranraer to Portsmouth in pouring rain in Feb on the bike. Whilst the water got through the outer jacket the waist coat kept me toastie warm. Brilliant bit of kit.

Currently investigating waterproof connectors to use the jacket under a drysuit whilst diving.

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Afternote, the Chilli is about 120
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I've got a friend who might be interested in one of those, how much are they?
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http://www.gerbing.com

and

http://www.widder.com

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Re: winter tots

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[i]Must admit to carrying supplementary flask of coffee when shooting or winter ribbing.
Calling all NWR, did any of you ever see the above "Flask of Coffee". I think not ! However, I did get a sneaky view of Phil peeling an orange in his pocket !

My tipple has always been a decent Cognac, however, more recently I've found a very cheap Russian Vodka quickly warms the places those French brands can't reach.

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Think it would be cheaper to buy it in Halfords wouldn't it ?

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