Last Thanksgiving I made the mistake of going to Walmart for their first Thursday, Black Friday sale. http://terlinguadreams.blogspot.com/2013/11/thursday-night-at-wal-mart.html
Though I did not find any of the things I wanted, I decided to buy a Stanley Thermos for my trips to Terlingua. Mostly I wanted it to keep water hot for up to 24 hours so I could drink hot chocolate in the desert.
Stanley thermos have always had a great reputation as a product that is built to last a lifetime. When I think of Stanley thermos I see a big strong muscular construction worker carrying his lunch along with his thermos full of coffee.
Even read where people have used their thermos in place of a jack to change a tire. I am now completely sure this is a total fabrication on their part. Perhaps this was the case before this product started to be made in China. It is cheaply made and does not live up to the Stanley reputation of yesteryear...why do I say that?
My Stanley thermos has never left the kitchen since I bought it. It travels five feet between the stove and the table where I fill up with boiling water...so if I get hungry at night...I just pour the water either on a cup of noodle soup or make myself some hot chocolate.
I do not walk long distances with it, I do not swing it side to side and I sure as heck do not use it in lieu of a tire jack. About the mid of February I grabbed the handle to carry it to the stove and the darn handle came loose! This worthless product lasted two and a half months in what I would describe as light duty usage.
Before you tell me that I can fix it...I am not Billy Bob...I do not fix or modify stuff! When I buy something I expect it to last a while...in particular when it is a product that had a reputation of being well made. Went online and found that I am not the only one that has been disappointed by this product since assembly was moved to China. So buyer beware!
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.