[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cup Stoves

Thursday January 12th, 2017 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I actually do some research before I write these short articles. Not exhaustive by any means but hopefully enough to flesh out the subject beyond my personal recollections. So I have been learning or relearning a thing or two myself in the process. […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cups

Saturday December 10th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin We all know that humans need an adequate supply of water to function and survive even during relatively short periods of strenuous outdoor activities. And there are a myriad of ways to carry water in a field environment available to today’s soldiers or […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – The Canteen Cover

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin As you can see from the attached picture I own a lot of different canteen covers. And I’ll admit that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I never intended to acquire so much gear but it just turned out that way. […]

M-1941 Mounted Canteen Cover

Friday October 7th, 2016 admin

The M-1941 Mounted Canteen Cover was authorized for issue on the scale of one per man in following units: all mounted troops, dismounted cavalry, howitzer sections, infantry cannon companies, 105mm self-propelled gun units, and enlisted ranks in Armored  Command, The dismounted cover was issued to all other units and individuals. […]

5 Gallons Water Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

Large capacity water carrying equipment. Stock Number Reference: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons, Bag Only 74-B-53-420 Bladder, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons 74-B-307  

2QT Collapsible Canteen / Bladder (Vietnam War era)

Wednesday July 6th, 2016 admin

This kind of 2QT bladder was standardized in 1963, and replaced by redesigned 2QT collapsible canteen in 1966.   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Cover, Canteen, Collapsible, 2 Quart Capacity 8465-889-3769 Unknown Bladder For Canteen, Collapsible, 2 Quart Capacity 8465-889-3770 Unknown  

Canteen Cover Collection 1940s – 2007

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name Stock Number Cover, Canteen, USMC (circa 1944) N/A Cover, Canteen, M1910 (circa 1952) 74-C-300 Cover, Water Canteen, Insulated (circa 1962) 8465-753-6490 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1962) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) (circa 1972) 8465-00-927-7485 […]

Collapsible 2 Quart Canteen and Cover (1980s)

Friday March 18th, 2016 admin

The post 1970 version cover flap was modified to rectangle style, it’s a significantly difference to pre-1970 version.   Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Canteen, Water, Collapsible, 2-Quart Capacity 8465-00-927-7484 1966-08-22 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) 8465-00-927-7485 1966-08-22

M-1942 Stainless Steel Canteen and Cup

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

The one quart M1910 aluminum canteen was the standard canteen used by the U.S. military until the early days of WW II. At that time, a shortage of aluminum, needed for aircraft, led to development of equivalent canteens based on other materials. This was the origin of the one quart […]

Plastic 1 Qt Canteen, Canteen Cup & Heating Stand

Monday March 14th, 2016 admin

Canteen Canteen, Water Features NSN Assign Date Olive drab, with standard cap 8465-00-889-3744 Unknown Olive drab, with M-1 NBC protective cap 8465-01-115-0026 1981-06-26 Canteen Cup Cup, Water Canteen NSN: 8465-00-165-6838 Assign Date: 1972-02-28   NBC Protective Cap Cap, Water Canteen, M1 NSN: 8465-00-930-2077 Assign Date: 1966-04-29 Stove (Heating Stand) Canteen […]

Arctic/Insulated Canteen (1990s)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Cup, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4282 1990-01-30 Canteen, Water, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4284 1990-01-30 Carrier, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4286 1990-01-30

Arctic/Insulated Canteen (Vietnam War era)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

In cold weather, just as in tropical heat, soldiers outdoors need continuous hydration. In sub-zero weather, the military-standard plastic canteen is virtually worthless. It freezes far too easily and has little ability to keep hot liquids at an elevated temperature. Metal canteens are just as bad, but do have the […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (1950s)

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 admin

The WW I contract canteens continued in use into the 1940s, the early days of WW II. Beginning in 1942, canteens were manufactured from alternate materials, particularly stainless steel canteens, to substitute for scarce aluminum needed for aircraft. In late 1942, aluminum was released by the War Production Board for […]