Home made canteen cover

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  1. Tomahawk

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    I was digging around in my plunder today and unearthed a Hard plastic 2 Qt. round "Army" type canteen.

    It needed a cover so I rooted around in the back of my truck and found some scraps to make one out of.

    My materials were kind of limited but I got 'er done in abt 1/2 an hour. All I had to work with was a scrap of buckskin, the leg from a pair of kaki pants, some para cord, and a piece of webbing, oh! and my emergency sewing kit which consists of several yards of artificial sinew, some small scissors, an assortment of needles, and a small awl.

    take a look at the pics and lemme know what you think.

    thanks,
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    That's pretty cool, I didn't know they made a hard 2-qt army canteen, I've only seen the softside ones. Reminds me of my dad's old metal BoyScout(TM) canteen.
     
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    Now thats a good idea. Nicely done Tom. Looks kind of period but with a new flair.
     
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    Well done Tom,that looks good! I like how ya used that paracord into the cover!
     
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    Thanks Mat, they probably dont make this type anymore. I have had this one for about 20 years or more, its just been packed away.

    in the picture before i put the cover on it you can see US in the middle of the canteen.

    There are arctic canteens that are round made of metal, they have an extended plug/cap. kinda neat to see.

    take care,
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    paracord

    I just did a quick z twist on the paracord then made 8 small slits in the buckskin and using my awl i shoved the cord through, then attached it to the webbing.

    easy peasy.

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    yes, my new age canteen cover! haha.

    thanks Mac.

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    That's pretty cool man.
     
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    Very Nice !
     
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    Neet job! I like to see old gear put back in service.
     
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    yup, me too. I need a large canteen for an upcoming adventure. this might fill the bill.

    tomahawk
     
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    Great work Tom!
    Eagle--I agree. Recommissioning old gear is the best thing ever!
    PMZ
     
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    I like this kind of gear too. It's one of a kind and has character.
     
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    Faol, trek, randy,

    thanks, i think it is fun to make stuff like this.

    take care,

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    Excellent Hawk! Very neat work.
     
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    thanks

    Thanks again Rip' !

    take care,

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    you got a good unit there Hawk, I like that 2 quart round better then the 2 quart colabsable I got. That damm thing hangs upside down
     
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    yup, made by the lowest bidder!

    tomahawk
     

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