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Offline Nhgrants

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Canteen Cover
« on: August 25, 2019, 04:45:06 PM »
I have a kidney shaped tin ( stainless) canteen a would like to make a cover for it.
I would use this at rendezvous or hunting.  Any suggestions for cover material?
Would buck skin work? Wool? Linen? Thanks

Offline sespe

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Re: Canteen Cover
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 07:52:23 PM »
I've used both leather and wool.  I like the wool more now, easier to work with.  This is probably the same canteen you have: 



That's an old scrap of milsurp wool blanket.  I ran a leather strap around the bottom and stitched it to the wool.  The canteen now has a good sized dent in it from a fall but the cover held up.

I also put a boiled-leather pouch on it.  Handy for keeping some trail rations in, and it's one less thing to carry.

Tom Glauser

Offline Timber

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Re: Canteen Cover
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 07:05:15 PM »
On the tin or copper canteens I would use wool. The wool repels water some what and dries out fast. from the photos you can see I don't cover the top just my preference.








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Re: Canteen Cover
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 11:24:36 PM »
Thanks all for the replies