SOLKOA Survival Systems SUMA Tin?

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Hi, A friend was looking online afew days ago and he spotted 1 of these.Does or has anyone used or seen one.
SOLKOA Survival Systems™ ultra-light, machined, aluminum SUMA Container.



 

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My tin arrived today,and it looks like the best Survival kit tin I've ever had,Haven't stocked it yet,But I'll post when I have used it.
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Supposed to be a great tin all-right , I seen the review by Black Scout, same tin the Navy Seal's use, a bit pricey but you have to pay for quality and that tin looks like its built to go the distance , which size did you get ? enjoy...
 

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[h=2]Description[/h]The SOLKOA Survival Systems™ ultra-light, machined, aluminum (SUMA™) container is a virtually indestructible kit container machined from a solid block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum. This aluminum is four times lighter than stainless steel and half the weight of titanium. The container cover includes a rubber gasket to keep out dirt and moisture, and it’s secured simply by heavy duty Velcro® One-Wrap™ straps. The container can be used for storing fragile valuables or an entire survival kit. In addition to serving as a rugged container for critical components, it provides additional field craft and survival task capabilities. It’s strong enough for digging and its anodized finish allows for safe use over a fire to melt ice, boil and purify water, as well as small cooking needs.
I have the Large Tin in Tan.
 

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I'd definatly bag one but anything more than £20 wold feel wrong to me, better to spend it on the contents than the box -if it came filled it would be a better price point

they are avalible over here at Survival depot

and law industies have them a bit cheaper with what appears to be extras

http://store.lawindustries.co.uk/product/suma-survival-tin-one-only

they only claim Dust proof and water resistant which would be a minus point for me...
 
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Yeah they didn't have any in stock when I ordered mine from the US,I googled and searched everwhere for the tin,but could only find them in the states.
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If I had the cash ide snap up the large Tin no worries, Its certainty built to last, its even been advertised as an entrenching tool, although I don't think I would push it that far personally, but you never know when push comes to shove. Price wise yup its expensive but that's only relative compared to cheep tins, My pal who is into archery had just bought a new Border Bow was giving me a hard time for spending £70 on a torch , I said to him you just spent £600 quid on a stick , funny thing was, a week after I showed him my SureFire he had one to.
I'm not to keen on the look of the Velcro straps on the tin, ranger bands "bicycle tubing to you and me" could be the way to go there.
 
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I actually liked the velcro particularly the way its been imporved here



And was thinking of doing something similar for watever tin I settle on

forset fella does yours also have the high intensity silver reflective panel in the lid? Or was this a mode lawindustries have done themselves?
 

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seems to hold up to boiling ok and digging that fox hole will not be a problem :D

[video=youtube;ItjW0xZcUeM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItjW0xZcUeM[/video]
 
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Gents

I was asked if we could pop along and answer some questions on these tins. I understand there has been and there is some continued confusion on them.

Essentially their are two companies in the US permitted to manufacture these tins to the US military. They are essentially exactly the same product,however, one is slightly more refined and the most popular. The SUMA version is the one with the additional panel under the gasket. This material is for signalling, marking etc. Its incredibly reflective. SOLKOA manufacture in two sizes, with a range of colors, most of which are not specified by the US military.
The tins are made from aircraft grade aluminium billets for each half. The waste on those alone runs into thousands of dollars per month. Each tin is waterproof, but the military prefer the term water resistant. This is how we describe them. Having left my own personal tin in a river for 24 hours, everything inside was perfectly fine.

The cost of the material, the cost of the waste it produces from each billet, the anodising, the final flourish of parts required does drive the cost up. This should be regarded as a long term investment, not a one off item.

If I can answer any of you gentleman on specifics please ask. I cant promise all answers but I can at least try. The final reason we dont have any on the store is, as soon as they arrive they sell. Have a fantastic weekend, no matter what you are doing
 
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All waste is recycled into new products, its a constant cycle. To get the best, they are not stamped, they are CNC milled to make them the strongest they can be.
 
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