Monday, 30 January 2012

Flasking Questions

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Members of the Ragged Society of Antiquarian Ramblers love their flasks. Perched on the ledge above, these are two little Bobby Dazzlers; one dating from the 1960s; the other, from the '70s. We also like a well-made contemporary flask, like this little number, seen below, strutting its stuff by a sandwich box and a well-thumbed copy of Mortlock (Norfolk Churches, No. 3, West and South-West Norfolk). 

Do you have any particular thoughts about flasks? Maybe a favourite manufacturer, or a preferred method of pouring from the vessel perhaps? Please do feel free to leave comments about this.


  1. Do the Ragged Ramblers have any views on people who don't remove their flask lids, but, instead, use a 'twist and pour' method?

  2. As I often cycle (or indeed, stroll) to some of the places I visit, all I know is that my rucksack feels so much more pleasant on the way home when said flask has been drained of contents...

  3. Dear Anonymous

    We of the Ragged Ramblers are on the whole a reasonable fair minded bunch of curmudgeons and try to avoid making windows into other mens souls when it comes to the matter of tea pouring.

    Indeed we assume that anyone with the muscular intellect necessary for solid antiquarian investigation would have the where with all to realise that Tea should flow free of any constraints.

    For that reason I prefer the 'bung lid' flask, preferably made with an oak stopper with linen and tar surround to stop leakage and/or seepage.

    Indeed, there are many within the society who feel that life would be much simpler if the screw thread had never been invented in the first place.

    I hope that answers your question.

    +Many Coats

  4. Sir James Bung-Stopper Tarville30 January 2012 at 20:06

    I believe it to be an abomination of liberties if you twist and pour. Such a vile and disgusting violation of Society ethics!
    Twist and pour indeed, pah, my goat has surely been got!

  5. Mother said that if she ever caught father trying to use his bung then she would twist it off. Which was strange as he didn't even have a flask.