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Food Flasks for Sea Fishermen

Updated on April 11, 2015

Sea fishing is one of my favourite hobbies/pastimes and although still, calm conditions in summer are more pleasant at or out on the ocean, there are times when the fishing will be better when the cold winter chill is biting. On such days and in such weather conditions, considerably more planning is required for any trip and more equipment is often required to be taken. One thing that cannot be ignored is the importance of staying warm and hot food and drinks are a huge part of this vitally important process.

While vacuum flasks of hot coffee or soup are popular with fishermen of all types, it is not quite so often you see an angler with a food flask. I honestly believe this is simply because many are not aware of the availability of such a product. Imagine being out on the boat or by the shoreline or river bank and being able to go in to your tackle box or bag and pull out a hot meat pie to enjoy? Believe me, it can really boost your morale as well as heat you up inside and out!

Quality food flasks like this one (also available on Amazon UK) can keep food warm for several hours. I have opened my flask after 5 or 6 hours and taken out a pie that is still a bit too hot to eat. It's not just pies of course that you can add to these flasks, with a wide variety of hot foods (see further down page for ideas) suitable for inclusion - especially as this flask comes with a serving bowl lid and a spoon!

Equally, it's not just fishermen who can reap the benefits of this product, with hikers, ramblers or even picnickers choosing to take hot food with them on their travels. You could even use the flask to take a hot lunch to work with you on a cold winter's day!

Thermos Stainless Steel King 40 Ounce Beverage Bottle, Midnight Blue
Thermos Stainless Steel King 40 Ounce Beverage Bottle, Midnight Blue

Especially where your hot food is dry in the form of perhaps pies or pasties, you are likely to want a drink afterwards. Why take a cold drink likely to negate some of the benefits of your hot food? Why not instead take some coffee or even liquid soup with which to wash down your meal in this handy vacuum flask designed for liquids with a drinking cup provided?

 

How to Prepare a Food Flask for Filling

Although it is not absolutely essential, it's a good idea to put hot food in to a hot flask, just as you would plate up your dinner on a hot plate. This is very easily achieved. All you do is pour some boiling water in to the flask, almost but not quite to fill it. Screw on the lid and leave it for a couple of minutes while you ensure your food is ready to go. Unscrew the lid, carefully pour out the water at the sink and quickly dry with a clean tea towel before adding your food and replacing the sealing lid.

Looking for Filling Ideas for Your New Food Flask?

There really are few limits to what you can include in your food flask, whether you are going fishing, walking, or simply packing a working lunch - especially when you have a spoon and a serving bowl thoughtfully provided! You may only want to avoid things like hot sandwiches, as bread or even rolls would be likely to be made soggy by trapped steam.

When I go sea fishing, it is probably meat pies or pasties I have in my food flask on more than 50% of occasions. Sometimes, I buy the pies but more often than not, I make them myself the day before then simply heat them up again in a moderate oven on the morning of departure while I'm getting ready. Depending upon the size of your pies or pasties, they may fit snugly in the flask but if they are likely to move around, you may want to wrap them in tinfoil to ensure they don't break apart in transit.

As well as pies or pasties, however, you may want to consider a thick and hearty soup, a meat stew, or even a curry for your food flask!

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Mini puff pastry pies are perfect for storing in food flasksPasties are great for taking on a trip in a food flask, though larger ones may need to be firstly cut in to portions and individually foil wrappedSoups are the ultimate winter warmer food and food flasks allow heartier soups to be transported than would a traditional liquid flaskImagine sitting on a cold boat or beach and tucking in to a bowl of hot beef and vegetable stew...A curry and rice is not the obvious choice for a food flask but simply spoon in the rice followed by the curry and later enjoy at your leisure!
Mini puff pastry pies are perfect for storing in food flasks
Mini puff pastry pies are perfect for storing in food flasks
Pasties are great for taking on a trip in a food flask, though larger ones may need to be firstly cut in to portions and individually foil wrapped
Pasties are great for taking on a trip in a food flask, though larger ones may need to be firstly cut in to portions and individually foil wrapped
Soups are the ultimate winter warmer food and food flasks allow heartier soups to be transported than would a traditional liquid flask
Soups are the ultimate winter warmer food and food flasks allow heartier soups to be transported than would a traditional liquid flask
Imagine sitting on a cold boat or beach and tucking in to a bowl of hot beef and vegetable stew...
Imagine sitting on a cold boat or beach and tucking in to a bowl of hot beef and vegetable stew...
A curry and rice is not the obvious choice for a food flask but simply spoon in the rice followed by the curry and later enjoy at your leisure!
A curry and rice is not the obvious choice for a food flask but simply spoon in the rice followed by the curry and later enjoy at your leisure!

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      Tawnya 3 years ago from NE Ohio

      Great lens and congratulations on LOTD.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      For me it wasn't the pictures as it usually is... but your wording for the title that drew me in. Nice review for LotD.

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Really well done lens. I could have done with one of these when doing arduous training with the military. There are often times when it is nearly impossible to light a fire while camping out and one of thes would make having hot meals at all times a breeze!

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      amandascloset0 3 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Great Review!

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      inkedwriter lm 3 years ago

      Great info. Congrats on getting LOTD

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Well...congrats on the LOTD! Well-deserved. I'm so glad they featured this one...I may have missed it otherwise. I love this food flask! As often as i'm outdoors (walking/camping), this would be a great idea for me.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love the way you put this page together! Great information, beautifully done. Congratulations on your well-deserved Lens of the Day!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Interesting read...always nice to have something warm to eat and drink, no matter where you are or what you're doing..

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very useful content. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Great review and wonderful pictures. Congratulations on LOTD!!!

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      angelatvs 3 years ago

      Wonderful stuff!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Congratulations on winning LOTD, this is awesome! I see that there are some others as well, smaller capacity etc. I do like this one the best because it holds the right amount, plus like you said, you can put pie, and meat or veggie pasties and other "dryer" foods. Love it!

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      federico-biuso 3 years ago

      I've never thought someone could write an interesting article about food flasks for sea fishermen... but you really did! Congratulations on winning LOTD!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I can see how this would be a great idea for fishermen and other sporting activities. Congratulations on LotD.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      I love my food flask when I'm out fishing. I especially like to fill it with a good chowder from the previous day's catch.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

      Great review ,must have product for seamen .Thanks for sharing

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