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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have had a good friend who has used a stainless steel canteen cup for years while I stubbornly stuck to my Ti cups. In my zeal to follow the path of lwt camping, I completely overlooked the utility and function of this tried and true piece of gear. So recently I converted to using a canteen cup myself. Now maybe I have been watching a little too much Bear Grylls but I now perhaps realize why it's one of the few items he takes on his trips. A stainless steel canteen cup may be heavier than a Ti cup or Ti pot of similar volume however the canteen cup is much more versatile. It can be used as either cup or pot and generally holds about 750mL no matter the model(it's some sort of standard). A stainless steel canteen cup can also be used to boil water on a stove or a fire in temps that can warp Ti and melt aluminum. Many of the military canteen cups will have matching stove stands, canteens(obviously), lids, rim protectors, and supports for cooking above a fire. I'm content with just the cup on its own.

Now it took me a long time to find a stainless steel canteen cup as locally I could only find crappy aluminum models. In my search online, I discovered forums dedicated to discussion on the utility of various models of these cups ie. the US GI vs the Crusader.

Anyone else use one?

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Now maybe I have been watching a little too much Bear Grylls but I now perhaps realize why it's one of the few items he takes on his trips.
You mean aside from his film crew and luxury accomodations?
Nothing you see on Man Vs Wild is credible.
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Haven't really had issues with the MSR Titan....works great as a solo kettle or cup.
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learn to get by with very little and you'll do better in the mountains.

picky picky picky

this weighs less,this does that better than this one,this one has this

come one,just f'ing get by
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no you![]
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This is the company I bought mine from, good customer service IMO.

http://www.bestglide.com/military_canteen_cup.html

Cheap, stout, versatile.

Edited note: I like the fact that these handles compress into each other and lock to form a really nice grip for your hand. Easy to "handle". []
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be careful with princess auto, its like the Ikea for people who love tools!

you go in because you need one little thing and walk out 300cad lighter with all this stuff you suddenly 'needed'
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Memo to self: don't ever mention Bear Grylls, bears or dogs in trail reports.

Well, at least not without first putting on fire resistant underwear.
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Memo to self: don't ever mention Bear Grylls, bears or dogs in trail reports.

Well, at least not without first putting on fire resistant underwear.
You've notice that too huh? It doesn't even have to be in a TR...
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Canteens are cool, they remind me of Daktari and old John Wayne movies. Still had one until a few years back
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Your being a bit hyper sensitive. Let your bear/dog/grylls flag fly.
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be careful with princess auto, its like the Ikea for people who love tools!

you go in because you need one little thing and walk out 300cad lighter with all this stuff you suddenly 'needed'
Sounds like MEC
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Your being a bit hyper sensitive. Let your bear/dog/grylls flag fly.
Blech ! At least bear and dog are relevant to an outdoor forum.... Reality show takers arent! Might a's well use Chris angel as a role model!

And no, eating things repulsive in our culture doesn't make you great! He is outdone by every fear factor contestant anyways...
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