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Offline upnorth

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Rothco canteen cup ?
« on: August 18, 2016, 06:25:32 AM »
Yes the USGI canteen cups are made from a slightly thicker stock material. But are the Rothco canteen cups, with lid, really junk ? They seems fine to me with actual use.  Am I missing something about these cups ? What is your experience/opinion ?



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Re: Rothco canteen cup ?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 06:31:05 AM »
Hey man if it works don't worry about it.  When I got my canteen cup years ago I didn't realize at the time it wasn't a genuine USGI one.  It's a cheaper imitation but it's been working fine and I don't think I would have noticed the difference until I learned how to tell it.   
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Re: Rothco canteen cup ?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 07:25:57 AM »
I bought a couple of Chinese made Aluminum canteen cups and even those work well.  I don't expect them to work for as LONG as my stainless cup, however.
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Re: Rothco canteen cup ?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 08:19:36 PM »

  I bought a knock off SS USGI type cup from a local Army/Navy store a few years ago thinking it was a surplus USGI cup,  I didn't find out it was a knock off until I tried to mate it to a USGI stove stand and cup lid,  it didn't fit very well.
  But as far as holding up it's been every bit as good as my real US MilSurp cups,  I ended up making a lid for it out of sheet aluminum and use it without a nesting stove stand,  I've since moved up to using SS Nalgene water bottles and either my Toaks .750 ML or 1.1 Mor's Bush Pots.
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