Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 10/8/2007 6:52:00 AM EST
The other day I was out looking through thrift shops with my better half and came upon two GI canteen cups. They are brand new so I figured for a buck a piece, what the heck.

My question is...are they made of steel or aluminum? I was looking for a magnet to check, but couldn't find one.

Nice addition to the BOB.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:57:54 AM EST

Made from stainless steel. I have several thanks to my brother in law. It's the only thing I use when I camp or hike. Sure it's not as light weight as the titanium ones but for the price and the ruggedness it can't be beat.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:10:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By ireload:
Made from stainless steel. I have several thanks to my brother in law. It's the only thing I use when I camp or hike. Sure it's not as light weight as the titanium ones but for the price and the ruggedness it can't be beat.


+1
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:22:44 AM EST
IMHO the only way to "improve" the current design of the canteen cup is to update the design so that instead of going over a USGI canteen they go over a 1L Nalgine bottle. Other than that I believe the canteen cup is the tip of the spear as far as survival/ field cups.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:03:11 AM EST
Thanks guys. I knew I could count on you all to know.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:07:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By HawkCreek:
IMHO the only way to "improve" the current design of the canteen cup is to update the design so that instead of going over a USGI canteen they go over a 1L Nalgine bottle. Other than that I believe the canteen cup is the tip of the spear as far as survival/ field cups.


There are companies that make cups that fit over the 1L Nalgene bottles. I have two of them and they are great.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:34:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By vanrichten:

Originally Posted By HawkCreek:
IMHO the only way to "improve" the current design of the canteen cup is to update the design so that instead of going over a USGI canteen they go over a 1L Nalgine bottle. Other than that I believe the canteen cup is the tip of the spear as far as survival/ field cups.


There are companies that make cups that fit over the 1L Nalgene bottles. I have two of them and they are great.


link?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:36:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Robertesq1:

Originally Posted By vanrichten:

Originally Posted By HawkCreek:
IMHO the only way to "improve" the current design of the canteen cup is to update the design so that instead of going over a USGI canteen they go over a 1L Nalgine bottle. Other than that I believe the canteen cup is the tip of the spear as far as survival/ field cups.


There are companies that make cups that fit over the 1L Nalgene bottles. I have two of them and they are great.


link?


Cup Found Here
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:29:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By HawkCreek:
IMHO the only way to "improve" the current design of the canteen cup is to update the design so that instead of going over a USGI canteen they go over a 1L Nalgine bottle. Other than that I believe the canteen cup is the tip of the spear as far as survival/ field cups.


I have two of those. I like them a lot more than USGI canteen cups.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:10:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By ireload:
Made from stainless steel. I have several thanks to my brother in law. It's the only thing I use when I camp or hike. Sure it's not as light weight as the titanium ones but for the price and the ruggedness it can't be beat.


JTA they also have canteen cup stoves witch fit reversed on the cup the the cup goes on the canteen for a nice convenient package.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:10:57 PM EST
Olicamp seems to be the best for consistently fitting on the Nalgene bottles (based on responses I have seen in other forums). I keep running across another brand (GSI) at Bass Pro Shop and Sportsman's Warehouse that are just a tiny bit too small to fit.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:25:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 6:25:49 PM EST by AFSOC]
The GSI Cups from Bass Pro Shops for 4.99 each fit a Nalgene just fine. I bought two and they fit great.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:49:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:55:36 PM EST
I have seen titanium cups at Sportsmens warehouse for nag/bottles....
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:55:37 PM EST
I have seen titanium cups at Sportsmens warehouse for nag/bottles....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:42:15 AM EST
ok WX this is the skinny on genine G.I. canteen cups..aluminm cups were made before and during ww2 till about 1943/44 when they switched to a stainless steel or anti rust steel..the style never changed till the early 70's when the handle went from a metal foldout to a wire butterfly type handle...check for a imprint on the handle or cup for a U.S. makers mark/which company made it..if it does not have one you do'nt have a genuine item..yes there were a lot of knockoffs made during the 1970's just make sure you have a genuine item....vince g. 11b inf....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:00:58 AM EST
It has the stamps that were mentioned. I'm at work now, so I'll check when I get home.

As to the cups that fit Nalgenes...

Be careful as to fit. I bought some and they fit some bottles but not others. Some bottles are 900ml and others are labled 1000ml.

My cups fit the 900ml but not the 1000ml.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:12:34 AM EST
Snow Peak Ti 700 for my nalgene.
I also have the smaller SS for a coffee cup.

I've got six canteens with cups, dry and stored.
Can't see why I'd use them again, other than to handout to the kids.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:18:35 PM EST
Nalgene cup in action heating some water for a hot beverage in the deer stand. The cup fits perfectly on a Svea 123 stove as well as on a Nalgene bottle.

Top Top