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Ultralight U.S.G.I.-Style Mess Kits

Ultralight U.S.G.I.-Style Mess Kits

The classic U.S.G.I. mess kit, with its flask-style canteen and mating cup, has proven its field utility through generations of use. Like most military equipment, however, it is a bit overbuilt and therefore too heavy for weight-conscious, backpack-style hunters and outdoorsmen. The Heavy Cover Titanium Mess Kit handily resolves that dilemma with 0.5 mm-thick titanium, a material as strong as steel but 45 percent lighter. Further, titanium is BPA-free, nontoxic to the human body, and more durable than hard plastic or bladder-style canteens. Also, because titanium is a rapid conductor of heat, the kit requires less fuel for boiling water and making meals. The outfit with cup and cup lid weighs slightly less than 11 ounces.

Price: $143

Contact: Heavy Cover, Inc., P.O. Box 209, Knife River, MN 55609;

(218) 576-3008

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