ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Vendors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-29-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
Falconx84 OP
Lurker
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Oddometer: 394
Canteen caps GI type - modified for hydration tube

I'm a tinkerer from WV. I'm not a regular vendor, just a regular ADVer with a day job.

I'm not sure how big the market is, and I'm not trying to get rich off the product. I saw I had a need and set out to meet it and thought others might see a benefit. I have a limited supply(30-ish), I do not intend on continuing to make these after this supply is exhausted. These are all personally hand assembled in my kitchen.

There is a similar product available, but everyone I spoke to mentioned several drawbacks that I avoided in my design - namely the quality of the bite valve and length of the drinking tube.

These caps were originally designed for use with regular 1qt & 2qt canteens. I have heard they may fit some nalgene canteens, please check fit before ordering. They are the type used for NBC mask without the military NBC internals. I retrofitted them with a custom rubber grommet and food safe drinking tube. I'm not sure if these are genuine surplus (they were advertised as such) but I can confirm they fit my soft side 2qt canteen. I have unscientifically pressure tested several of the caps by standing on my canteen with my thumb on the bite valve -- 250lbs direct pressure, no leaks. The tube is tight enough to support a full 2qt canteen being supported by only the drink tube - not recommended, done to demonstrate the tolerance.

The caps fit tight enough to compress a 2qt soft side as you drink it. For the hard side variety a small hole will need to be drilled to allow air in. I will do this for no charge *if requested*.

Bite valves are *NOT* included, but I have tested them with camelbak big bite valve and ergo hydrolock shut off valve. Other bite valves will likely work - tube size is standard 3/8" OD, 1/4" ID, so regular drinking tube accessories should work. I was unable to get any reasonable discount on decent bite valves so supply-your-own is probably the best option.

Pricing is a-la-carte +actual shipping. PM me your PayPal info and I will invoice you. I'm still working on reasonable shipping cost for singular items, please bear with me. A regular cap with 3foot tube will easily fit a small flat rate box, I'm looking into some lower cost options.

Canteen cap without grommet - $2
Canteen cap with modified grommet - $5
Vent hole - no charge, must request... Not needed for soft-side
Drinking tube (with cap order) - $0.50/foot, 3 foot minimum, installed at no cost
Drinking tube (by itself) $1/foot

Canteens are *not* available, they can be found at any surplus store.

Shipping will be combined on multiple items.

Post will be updated with pics shortly



Some caps have the built in caps included - priority for these will go to cap-only orders unless requested.





Tested with but does *not* include camelbak accessories


Full 2qt canteen being supported by only the drink tube
__________________
V-Strom DL1000k7

Falconx84 screwed with this post 06-29-2015 at 06:49 PM Reason: Add pics
Falconx84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015