How to Use a Hip Flask: A Modern Guide

Think hip flasks are only for grandpas and prohibition-era gangsters? Think again. Hip flasks are a great way to take your favorite drink with you wherever you go, and they come in all shapes and sizes.

This is why it is important to understand how to use a hip flask and all the various do’s and don’ts it comes with.

Although hip flasks have been around for centuries, their use has not always been so commonplace. In fact, it was only in the last century that drinking from a flask became popularized. Even now though, the use of a hip flask is often seen as a bit of a rebellious act.

What is it about using a hip flask that makes people want to use it? Is there something inherently satisfying about indulging in your favorite liquor from this small and inconspicuous vessel? Or is it simply the fact that using a hip flask lends an air of sophistication and elitism to drinking?

Whatever the reason, using a hip flask is definitely still en vogue – and here’s a modern guide on how to use a hip flask.

Ninja Swords: Parts

Hip Flask History: What It Is and Why People Use It

Essentially, ninja swords are like regular katana blades that were used by samurai. One key difference though is that ninja blades typically sport a grey-black finish and may also have blackened hilts to help conceal them further.

A unique feature that ninja blades have in comparison to other types of katana is that they tend to be incredibly short and easy to conceal so as not to arouse suspicion.

Most ninja swords feature the kanji symbol for “shinobi” inscribed onto their blades so as to mark them as traditional ninja weapons.

These ninja symbols can often be found on both sides of the sword’s blade, but some ninja swords will only have one side engraved with it while others don’t ever bother engraving it on at all.

The number of kanji that are present on the blade is said to influence its magical qualities or power level – something that is becoming more sought after by collectors nowadays who require authentic ninja swords as opposed to ninja-style replicas.

Ninja Swords: Parts

Tips On How to Use a Hip Flask

Now that you know a little bit about the history of hip flasks, let’s get into how to use them. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of this handy tool.

Ninja Swords: Parts

The Right Fit

When picking out a hip flask, it is important to find one that fits well in your pocket. There is nothing more frustrating than having a flask that keeps bouncing around or is constantly slipping out.

The right fit means that it is snug inside your pocket. If in your quest to find the right flask and you meet difficulty in finding the one stays snug in your pocket, it may be that it is your pants’ pockets that are quite large.

Either way, find the best flask that is secure as you go about your daily life.

The Right Liquor

Not all liquors are meant to be consumed from a hip flask. In general, it is best to stick with hard liquor rather than wine or beer.

When picking out what liquor to put in your flask, think about how you will be using it. If you plan on bringing it along for outdoor activities, then something that is light and easy to drink is ideal.

On the other hand, if you are using your flask for more sophisticated events, then maybe choose something a little more refined.

Whatever the case may be, make sure that the liquor you choose is of good quality and that you’ll enjoy drinking it straight from the flask.

Know Your Limits

Just like with anything else in life, it is important to know your limits when drinking from a hip flask. There is nothing more embarrassing than having to pour out one’s liquor because you’ve had too much.

Remember, the flask holds only a limited amount – so drink and enjoy in moderation.

How to Fill and Clean Your Hip Flask

Now that you know how to use your hip flask, it is important to also know how to take care of it. Here are some tips on how to fill and clean your flask.

The easiest way to fill up your hip flask is by using a funnel. If you don’t have a funnel on hand, then try using something else such as a rolled up piece of paper.

Make sure that you avoid filling your flask all the way to the top. This is because it will cause the liquor to bottleneck and create air bubbles.

A handy trick to help get rid of any air bubbles is to give the flask a good shake after you’ve filled it up.

As for cleaning your flask, you’ll be happy to know that it is also a breeze. All you need is some warm water and soap. Simply swish the water around in the flask and use a brush if needed. Be sure to rinse it out well afterwards.

It is also a good idea to let your flask air dry completely before putting it away.

Fill a Flask for Adventures

Now that you know how to use, fill, and clean your hip flask, you’re ready to take it along on all of your adventures! And if you don’t have one yet, try out Excalibur Brothers’ Leather Flask.

The most important thing to remember though is to drink responsibly and to have fun. Cheers!

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