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#237731 - 12/21/11 10:34 PM Re: Osprey Nato 58 canteen doesn't fit SS mug [Re: hikermor]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
For what it is worth, there are readily available stainless steel mugs that fit neatly on Nalgene bottles and energy bottles (like Gatorade) that are much cheaper, just as functional, and no heavier. If you want to spend a lot more for less weight, a Snow peak 700 mug will work in the same manner.


Yes thanks I have seen the Snow Peaks previously and know a few people who own them. If I were to replace my existing SS mug then I would probably go for the Snow Peak. However with the tin can being only used for an emergency backup, (and not had to be used for a few years), the price point on the tin can as compared to the Snow Peak cannot be beat!
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#237739 - 12/22/11 12:36 AM Re: Osprey Nato 58 canteen doesn't fit SS mug [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
), the price point on the tin can as compared to the Snow Peak cannot be beat!


That is so often the case with this stuff. Very often, you can get 90% of the utility for 5% of the price (or less). I always liked the contrast between a recycled Gatorade canteen and an $82 titanium water bottle. Of course, cactus or mesquite spines will never pierce titanium, but just think what you could get for the extra eighty bucks - that is a good start on a PLB.
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#237744 - 12/22/11 02:20 AM Re: Osprey Nato 58 canteen doesn't fit SS mug [Re: Teslinhiker]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker





I do the same thing Teslin. In the summer I use a stainless steel water bottle in a tin can, and in the winter I swap out the canteen and add a stainless steel thermos. I carry a GI canteen and mess cup as well on longer hikes and in my GHB for additional water and so I can use the can to boil water and the mess cup to heat food.
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#237854 - 12/23/11 06:07 AM Re: Osprey Nato 58 canteen doesn't fit SS mug [Re: GradyT34]
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FWIW, I have gotten tired of the wide round shape of Gatorade bottles and 'normal' Nalgene bottles. I had a couple GI canteen cups in my gear box and when I needed a new container I bought the Nalgene Oasis, their version of the GI Canteen. I love it. I love the fit in my canteen cup. I love that I can also use my old Canteen cover off my LBE to attach it to a wider assortment of my carry options. YMMV
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