[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 […]

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 […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (WW I era)

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

In 1909, the U.S. Army Infantry Equipment Board introduced a completely new set of field equipment. The changes included a new one quart (946cc) canteen, made of aluminum, to be issued with a nesting cup and canvas duck cover. This basic design became standard and remained, with evolving components and […]

M-1942 Enamel Canteen

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

During 1942, the U.S. procured canteens made of a low grade metal with a porcelain enamel coating. This attempt to save more valuable aluminum and stainless steel had only temporary benefits and was stopped by the end of 1942 when the traditional metals were again released for use. The original […]