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TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« on: May 21, 2010, 01:25:15 PM »
We are doing a 2 week pre-order on these, which means that the very longest somebody will have to wait for their mug is 5 weeks from today.

These Tumblers are AWESOME. They hold two full cups of coffee, and guess what? THEY HAVE A SECRET COMPARTMENT IN THE BOTTOM WHERE YOU CAN STORE MORE!!! The lid of the mug has one of the best french press designs any of our testers has used (doesn't clog, doesn't get stuck, doesn't break), and the sipper part of the lid has a screen in it so that you don't get coffee grounds in your coffee, even if you accidentally drop some on top of the press screen.

These mugs are being offered for PRE-ORDER for $32.49. These mugs should be in the store by the end of June!


Note that this is just a photoshop mockup. The product will look slightly different (better) in real life. ;)
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 08:59:04 PM by ModernSurvival »

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 01:53:41 PM »
Here's a link (duh, right?):  http://store.survivalpodcast.net

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 02:06:48 PM »
Ordered, now fingers crossed you get enough orders.

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 03:36:21 PM »
Ordered, now fingers crossed you get enough orders.

My fingers are crossed too!  They're SO COOL!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 07:30:18 PM »
These look identical to the ones REI sells, except they have REI stamped on them and not TSP.  The plunger part makes me hesitant to buy one.  I prefer a plunger I can fully disassemble to clean.  I had a press with a similiar plunger to these mugs.  Grounds got stuck in between the spokes, caused stress on them, and on a day I REALLY needed my cup of joe the plunger failed.  Needless to say, the whole pot was ruined because of plastic shards in the coffee. 

How are the plungers in these mugs?  Is the handle removable? 

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 08:04:52 PM »
The plunger is awesome, and it is one of the brands that REI sells.  

No, the handles are not removable (as far as I can tell), and the plunger does not come totally apart  The plunger DOES come totally apart from the lid.  I've washed mine daily for 3 weeks now (including in the field) and have had no issue with bent parts, or plastic shards in the coffee.

If you have a screen at the mouth, blocking foreign objects as small as a coffee ground from coming into your mouth, how was your pot ruined by plastic shards in your coffee?  You could have SAND in your cup with these things and never know it.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 09:07:16 PM by Sister Wolf »

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 08:22:04 PM »
I think Nate is saying the spokes at the end of the push rod that held the metal screen in place were actually made of plastic on the one he had. If that's what broke, then the screen would no longer be securely in place.

Is that accurate, Nate? Or did I complete misinterpret what you said?




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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 08:26:58 PM »
the spokes on these are plastic too, but they're a brand new design I've never seen on any other brand.  And they work really well.  Also, what I meant was, there's a screen on the french press, AND there's a screen at the sippy part at the mouth.

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 08:44:42 PM »
Here are some pics:

The lid with the screen in it:


The Press (several different shots, including one of the metal brace that I think keeps them from breaking):






And the super secret stash pocket at the bottom (which is water resistant, btw.  I didn't know this one still had coffee in it, and I just washed it this afternoon, and the coffee is fragrant and dry):






« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 08:47:54 PM by Sister Wolf »

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 01:22:27 PM »
I think Nate is saying the spokes at the end of the push rod that held the metal screen in place were actually made of plastic on the one he had. If that's what broke, then the screen would no longer be securely in place.

Is that accurate, Nate? Or did I complete misinterpret what you said?





The press that broke was a pot made by GSI.  You are correct.  These mugs look cool!  Thanks for the pics sister wolf!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 01:27:04 PM »
The press that broke was a pot made by GSI.  You are correct.  These mugs look cool!  Thanks for the pics sister wolf!

These are made by a company in Montana.  I'm not familiar with GSI.  The mugs are super cool!  And thanks for making me figure out how to take the plunger apart!  I was very excited to realize I could do that!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010, 01:29:34 PM »


Look at that little "snap-ring" looking piece of wire inside the rim of the screen.

Is that so it can be dis-assembled and cleaned, possibly?


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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2010, 01:33:07 PM »
Look at that little "snap-ring" looking piece of wire inside the rim of the screen.

Is that so it can be dis-assembled and cleaned, possibly?

I just tried to take it out, to answer your question.  I think the answer is no.  I get the impression (after messing with it) that it's more so that the plunger has flexibility while harboring strength, than it is for easy removal.

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 01:37:00 PM »


^This is where they come apart, by the way, for easier cleaning (see where it's screwed into the screen?).  I imagine that this ALSO means you could buy a replacement screen if yours was to burst.  But I don't know that for sure.  I will contact the place in Montana that makes these and ask them this.

More info:  They are not microwave safe (duh) and should be hand-washed (according to the bottom of the cup).  I hand-wash mine anyway, but I'm glad to know that now.

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2010, 01:50:52 PM »
More Info:  They are double wall insulated and are made of 18-8 Stainless Steel (whatever that means).

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010, 02:48:04 PM »
Means that it is 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel#Types_of_stainless_steel).  This should leaves the iron in a form that is non-magnetic.

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2010, 02:51:52 PM »
Awesome, thank you for the info, Rorschach!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2010, 12:08:13 AM »
Those look awesome Sis!  I can't wait to get one!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2010, 12:49:23 AM »
I ordered one!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2010, 12:37:45 PM »
Thank you, Ross!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2010, 02:13:53 PM »
Definitely ordering one on payday.
That'll be my "Splurge" item this month ^^

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2010, 02:38:31 PM »
Thanks, Fugg!  :)

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2010, 07:48:29 AM »
SW and TW already know this, but Joy and myself together bought 3! You might want to hurry and buy! This might be like the challenge coins and run out before you can get a chance to buy them!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2010, 08:57:47 AM »
I knew I should have gotten online over the weekend!!!  I will be placing my order for two when I get home tonight!!!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2010, 09:04:11 AM »
I am a coffee freek!!! Yes, I know I spelled it wrong. I ordered one, just a little splurge for myself from the tax refund. The rest is going toward bills!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2010, 09:48:43 AM »
DARN IT, I just killed off my Paypall funds on some useless prepper stuff, when I could have saved it for this!!!.

Next month, I will have it next month. LOL

Thanks, looks great, can't wait to pick one up.  As much of a coffee fiend as I am, I think i'm still the only true coffee fiend who has never used a press but so many people tell me how great it is, i'm gonna have to break down and pick one up.

Thanks

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2010, 10:51:13 AM »
Thank you for your orders!

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2010, 02:44:49 PM »
...Jack will be doing a video review of these on Friday, May 21st, 2010. ...

Did this happen yet?

Also, suggestion: update your product description in the Gear Shop with the miscellaneous bits of info you've added here...
  • Handle not removable.
  • Plunger unscrews for ease of cleaning.
  • Not microwave-safe.
  • Hand-wash only.
  • Double-wall insulated.
  • Made of 18-8 stainless steel and plastic.

Have you tried making tea in it?

(Pondering this purchase.  I've been contemplating how infrequently I have coffee.  But I've also been contemplating that I'd probably have coffee a lot more frequently if I had a cool and easy-to-use tool for making it... 8) )

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2010, 02:50:31 PM »
The video was uploaded about 4 minutes ago.  I'm watching it now, and will post it when I'm done watching it.

I will add your suggestions to the description (as well as the pics I took).

I HAVE made loose-leaf tea in it, and it works beautifully for tea.  :)

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Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2010, 05:37:30 PM »
I saw this thread this morning and thought, "Gee when DH gets up (he's working nights) I'll ask him if he wants to buy me one"  :D - I come home this afternoon and he's up and watching the video about these mugs - he turns and says, "Think you better order 2 for us. No - make that 3 - we'll buy one for the daughter, she'll love it."

So yipee we need to order 3!