The sun is already nice and warm and tempting people outdoors. Thermoses are just what is needed on a hike: in a thermos flask, drink stays hot or cold, and in a food thermos you can even put more substantial refreshment. Thanks to its wide opening, the food thermos is suitable not only for soups but also for solid food. It can also be used for stewing. See below for recipe tips for delicious and easy snacks for excursions.
It’s wonderfully easy to heat up almost any kind of loose food in a microwave and pack it into the food thermos. On short daytime treks, you can leave the cooking utensils at home and trust only in the thermos. On longer treks, it’s worth bringing along dry ingredients and using ready camping food available from camping stores, as well as soup packets, nuts, crisp bread, etc. available from supermarkets. If you are hiking in sub-zero temperatures, also bring a separate thermos flask of water.
Put half a bag of dried soup vegetables, a pinch of salt, pepper and your favourite herbal spices into the thermos. Cut up some sausages and add them to the mixture along with about 5 dl of boiling water. Close the thermos. Within one hour, the vegetables will already be quite soft. Instead of sausages, you can add Härkis (a broadbean meat substitute), browned chicken, mince or ham, mushrooms, etc.
Measure 1 dl of oat flakes into the food thermos with a pinch of salt and 3 dl of boiling water. Close the lid tightly. Milk and fruit, berries, berry sauces, etc. that you want should not be added to the porridge until it is ready, so pack them separately.
This recipe is enough for four, so approximately half will fit in the food thermos. Boil rice according to the instructions on the packet. Chop up the chillies and peppers. Fry the Härkis separately, then the chilis and peppers Add crushed tomato, tomato purée and spices. Simmer for 10 minutes and add sugar. Finally add the kidney beans and the fried peppers, chillies and Härkis. Add salt and pepper to taste as necessary.
The new food thermos has the classic red decoration of the traditional thermos flask. The steel thermos is vacuum-insulated, so has no glass parts that can shatter. A heat-retaining vacuum is formed between the two steel walls. Here are some tips in a nutshell for using the steel thermos: