Author Topic: Dangers of using a Vietnam era Dutch military surplus canteen?  (Read 1688 times)

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Offline Akko

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I bought a Dutch military canteen a while back (plastic). It's from the Vietnam era. (60's-70's) and I was wondering if there was any danger if I decided to use it. I'm currently washing it with soap and very hot water. I thought I might find some help on this area of the forum because I figure y'all use surplus for some reenactments.

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Re: Dangers of using a Vietnam era Dutch military surplus canteen?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 12:06:08 pm »
I would say to sterilise it as well

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Re: Dangers of using a Vietnam era Dutch military surplus canteen?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 10:40:37 pm »
I would say to sterilise it as well

That's what I was thinking, but I wasnt sure if it would damage it. Just dousing something that is 50 or so years old in rubbing alcohol just didnt feel right to me. lol

« Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 10:42:34 pm by Akko »

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Re: Dangers of using a Vietnam era Dutch military surplus canteen?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 05:13:14 pm »
Clean it with bleach. Make sure to leave the bleach in when you use it though.