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Field Reports | Soldier's Gear

Soldiers’ Kit: The 5 Quart Water Bag

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This entry comes from “Kit Up!” the site that talks about popular and/or useful gear in-theater that isn’t yet standard issue. With US troops able to purchase gear and receive reimbursements, this market now includes a consumer-driven element as well as larger official buys. As such, DID will occasionally cover these items. This looks like an opportunity for someone: “When I signed up, military water containers came in 3 basic sizes; small (1-2 quart canteens), large (5 gallon jerry cans), and huge (36 gallon lister bags and 250 gallon water buffaloes.) There was no in between (your only option was to carry lots of canteens.) Prior to Desert Storm I did some looking around and came across the “old” (pre-me) Vietnam-era 5 quart water bag. These were just what we were looking for…”

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