I been thinking of getting a USGI metal canteen to add to my kit(bit like the on we have on the forum banner).I really don't what to get one of the cheap "made in china" canteens you see a lot of on eBay.They look very badly made and seem to be very prone to leaking.
So I was thinking of trying to get a real American army USGI metal Canteen ether aluminum or stainless steel.
problem is the American army stopped using there metal canteen back sometime in the 1960's.So they are becoming somewhat rare and are more of a collectors item now.I have also heard that the the early copy's of the USGI metal Canteen are of much better quality that the ones we see today.So it my be worth getting a good early copy of the metal canteen..
So here is what I am try to find out guys....So lets say I get lucky on eBay or a car boot sale and get a good quality metal canteen for a few dollars.So this old canteen is going to be at least 40 to 50 years old!!So how do I make sure it is totally food safe and good to drink from??