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The USGI canteen cover is an excellent military surplus item. Each canteen cover is in excellent shape – never before issued and free from rips, tears and stains and ready to make your canteen feel extra special. Made right here in the United States, each cover features numerous markings, including a “US” stamp, item description (Cover, Canteen, 2 Quart), NATO stock number (8465-01-118-8175) and instructions for usage under the closure flap. If you have a 2-quart canteen and you are looking for a cover, look no further. Read on for a detailed description.
The USGI canteen cover is constructed from a variety of quality materials. The exterior is made from a tough, nylon material that is both durable and resistant to water. The interior, however, is the most interesting part of the cover. The interior of the canteen cover is lined with a synthetic fur designed to insulate your canteen in both hot and cold weather. During hot weather, wetting the lining will serve to keep you water cool. During cold weather, the lining alone will serve to insulate the canteen, protecting it from possible freezing. Earlier I mentioned the carrying case on the exterior of the canteen cover. Actually, this exterior pocket serves an essential purpose. The small 4-inch by 2.5-inch pocket is for housing water purification tablets and includes a Velcro® closure strap.
Now let’s talk about closure, carrying and attachment options. The USGI canteen cover closes over your 2-quart canteen using a closure flap that is tightly secured by a plastic buckle. There is also an adjustable sling made entirely from canvas, which gives you the option to carry your canteen over your shoulder. If you choose, you can also attach it to your belt using the A.L.I.C.E. (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) clips found on the rear of the case.
Do not get caught in the wilderness with warm water ever again. The USGI canteen cover is a perfect choice for any of the following:
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