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    It'll probably remind you of coloring Easter eggs.
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    You're probably right. Except there won't be five kids slinging dye across the table. Just one Husky one.

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    Rattle around some "BB's", while you wash it, works well on old bottles...
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    Good stuff, Hunter. I've cleaned many a Coleman fuel tank using that method and it works very well. I boiled them in a vinegar/water solution than added about 50 BBs and shook the bijesus out of 'em. Shiny new. Of course, it helps to sing La Cucaracha while doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ... I've been jug blowin' "Dixie" all afternoon...
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    It's the only song I can play on a jug.

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    Rick,

    In all seriousness, thanks for the detailed pic of how the top attaches to the canteen. The pic shows that it is simple and quick to modify the connection (adding only a tiny split-ring) so that the cap is easily detached/re-attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    It's the only song I can play on a jug.
    ROFL! (The system says I must add more characters, so these are they...)

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    The chain is aluminum as well so bending the S link to disconnect it is pretty simple. It's a pretty tough aluminum. I don't think you'd bend it with your hands be a pair of pliers would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    The chain is aluminum as well so bending the S link to disconnect it is pretty simple. It's a pretty tough aluminum. I don't think you'd bend it with your hands be a pair of pliers would work.
    Ergo, adding a split-ring (the kind used in key-rings) would simplify things even more, while removing any danger of metal fatigue...

    My goal is to be able to remove the cap so that I can boil water in the canteen, then re-attach the cap afterwards. Yes, boiled water tastes really "flat", but it beats the Bejeebers out of drinking unboiled/unpurified water.

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    The cap is probably bakelite so I'm a little hesitant to put heat on it. You thoughts of removing the cap are probably sound.

    Your boiled water doesn't have to taste flat. Just shake it up. If you reoxygenate the water by shaking it then it will taste better.

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    I'm partial to Hee Haws all jug band myself.

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    Rick,

    Thanks for sharing this find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ... boiled water doesn't have to taste flat. Just shake it up. If you reoxygenate the water by shaking it then it will taste better.
    Been there, done that, nearly wore my arm out. STILL tasted kinda flat, ya know???

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    Then carry some Kool-Aid. Not the religious zealot we're all gonna ride on the space ship behind the comet Kool-Aid. Just the regular store stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Nighteyes View Post
    Dang, bruddah, be ye a kindred spirit?

    <-- Born & Raised in the Deep South: all the loyalty, none of the bigoted foolishness
    Most people that I know, fall into that same catagory. It's a shame that some folks up north (and the media) don't think we exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Then carry some Kool-Aid. Not the religious zealot we're all gonna ride on the space ship behind the comet Kool-Aid. Just the regular store stuff.
    We can still ride on the spaceship, though....right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyt View Post
    I'm partial to Hee Haws all jug band myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dumb2kwit View Post
    We can still ride on the spaceship, though....right?
    Until the store manager comes out and pulls the plug! spaceship.jpg
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