How do you carry your water when on the move?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by SurvivalTech, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    In my emergency backpack for water is 2 canteens that hold 2-quarts each, one is a collapsible military canteen with M1 cap and the other is a simple one bought at Wal-Mart but I find that it works pretty good, at least better than I expected.

    I have a metal water bottle/container and it is pretty thin to put anywhere in my pack.

    I have water purification tablets that can treat up to 5 gallons.

    I also have Ziplock freezer bags because they are made with thicker plastic than regular ones so they are good for storing, carrying water from a stream or some natural water source to another spot like the 'camp' area so to say.

    I am going to get a 10 dollar water pouch/bladder at Wal-Mart for 10 bucks or the 20 dollar backpack one, i'm more for 10 dollar one which I believe was another 2-quart. These are my water supplies so far.


    I have the grey one [​IMG]

    I might also have a few water bottle on me at the time and would fill them all up if possible when I can. Plus I would share with people in my group who do not have water, and will help them find/get water.
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  3. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    Nice water strategy bro!!!
  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    keep in mind that a metal bottle or canteen will slosh while it's partilly empty... consider a collapsable carrier that you can remove the air for better noise discpline... just saying....
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  5. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    Yeah I know what your saying, but that is something i'm going to deal with, it won't bother me much.
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    It may not bother you much right up to an ambush to take your weap's & BOB. Noise during movement such as clinking mag's or sloshing canteen's can give your position away. Collapsible containers are the way to go.
  7. geo

    geo Monkey

    On the move I have a few camelbacks along with canteens and such. They all work great for being out and about. When I do my walking around the neighborhood, I always strap on a camelback just for that reason.. might as well test out the gear.
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I hear what you're saying, I am guilty of using a winter canteen myself. I would rather have drinkable water and make a little noise in the winter than to have a chunk of ice. But, we can all agree collapsible containers are WIN. I have a nice G.I. arctic canteen w/ steel cup and case I keep around nevertheless.
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  9. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Years ago I discovered that a 2 liter soda bottle fits the bottom/side outside pocket of an ALICE ruck. Empty, it weighs almost nothing. Fairly rugged - never had one fail in 4 years of field work. If you have to do a water crossing, the empty bottle provides a good amount of buoyancy.

    A pair of 2 QT canteens sit in the radio pocket inside the ALICE ruck. Ditto for float-ness.

    Canteen on your hip for drinking while on the move.

    If the sound of water in your canteen sets off an ambush - you're doing it wrong.
  10. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Weird, but it works...

    I use a pair of Bota bags and a pressure filter (I have Katydyn, but there are now better units available that have been developed since I outfitted).

    The bota bags are easy to stash and help deal with the noise problem.

    Trust me, if you need to move quietly, dealing with the slosh is a MUST)

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  11. Hosster

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