SIG MMG 338 Program Series

Heavy Cover Inc – US GI Style Titanium Canteen Mess Kit

If you’re a fan of carrying an actual canteen, it only makes sense that you should be able to actually apply heat to it.


Heavy Cover Inc’s Titanium canteen is a US GI-style model. Ic comes with a nesting Titanium cup with lid. this combination should more than cover your hydration and cooking needs particularly in the back country where water may need to be melted from snow/ice or boiled.

The Titanium canteen carries 1.1 Liter (37 ounces) of fluid while the Titanium canteen cup accommodates 700mm (23.7 ounces).

Titanium is a great material for this purpose.  Although it relatively expensive it as strong as steel at just over half the weight.  Additionally, it won’t melt in a fire or puncture in your pack and is BPA Free as well as nontoxic.  Finally, Titanium is noncorrosive and its nonstick surface is easy to clean up.


11 Responses to “Heavy Cover Inc – US GI Style Titanium Canteen Mess Kit”

  1. Homer says:

    Great gear from a great company. Veteran-owned and they provide excellent customer service. Glad to see it highlighted on SSD.

    Check out the various bushcraft forums for real-world feedback on the titanium mess kit. It has been a winner.

  2. T says:

    The only thing I would add would be silicone or something around the mouth. Other than that and even then it’s a great peice of gear.

  3. Thomas 67 says:

    All you need now is a good carrier that has a pocket for the lid.

  4. bulldog76 says:

    MUST HAVE !!

  5. Jon, OPT says:

    Very cool, if only titanium was a little less costly. Might get the canteen cup for a Jungle rig build I’m doing.

  6. Steve says:

    Several teams in 10SFG in the 80s and 90s had metal West German canteens with wide mouths to facilitate heating them over a fire if needed.

  7. Dellis says:

    It needs a companion flask to go along with it

  8. Mike says:

    I’ve had a set for awhile now, great gear. Repro Rhodesian Pattern 69 water bottle carriers are available and are the perfect size for holding the whole set, including the lid.

  9. AbnMedOps says:

    Been needed for decades!

  10. Joe T. says:

    Just sent one down range. to a team pal. Thinks it’s the greatest thing since,
    sliced bread. Has to boil water some times.

  11. FLC says:

    does it fit in a standard GI (MOLLE) canteen cover?