Page 4 of 26 FirstFirst 12345678910111214 ... LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 379

Thread: Hydration systems

  1. #46
    Junior Member Caveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ft.Wainright USARAK
    Age
    29
    Posts
    26

    Default

    I would not knock it just yet I think its great that camelbak is making tacticle gear I have a few 100oz camelbak the models of which I can not remeber my favorit is the ACU pattern since it matches My uniform and IBA I have been using it for a while now and my IBA has some tears in it but my camelbak is good as new. Also I have a motherload that I use in place of my issue ruck and I love it here is a pic of it with a few add-ons. Again the cordura holds up nicely with now sighns of wear.
    BTW thanks for the post Brabo
    Attachments Pending Approval Attachments Pending Approval

  2. #47
    Banned user
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    18

    Default

    M.U.L.E. Max load?

  3. #48
    Banned user catalyst's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Age
    28
    Posts
    1,851

    Default

    Try source.

  4. #49
    Member USMC Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    335

    Default

    The Camelbak MULE is okay, it can carry little odds and ends, but nothing really substantial. I've found the pockets to be convenient, but too small.



    The Camelbak HAWG I think is the best compromise between the patrol pack (Motherlode) and the MULE. It can carry pretty much anything you'd want to carry in a platform smaller than a patrol pack.



    Here's a pic of the Motherlode for your reference. I've found it to be the best patrol pack I've ever had. I keep a SAW pouch on each side to increase storage capacity. NO COMPLAINTS!


  5. #50
    Senior Member goat89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Republic of Singapore
    Posts
    10,674

    Default CamelBak Hydration Packs- Pros & Cons?

    Hi mates!I'm kinda new here and this would be my first question. This would be esecially directed to all combat troops in Iraq who used any of the CamelBak Hydration Pack series. First hand accounts are always welcome. So the question is: What are the Pros & Cons of the CamelBak. I have thought of buying one for wargames and trekking. Hope you can recommend me one! Thanks in advance and be safe!
    Last edited by goat89; 07-05-2006 at 08:11 PM.

  6. #51
    Member USMC Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    335

    Default

    I just posted this in another thread. Hope it helps! If you need a patrol pack sized hydration system, go with the Motherlode (the BFM is a little on the big side). Stick with the Motherlode and she won't let you down.

    If you need something a little smaller, go with the HAWG.

    Never had a problem with anything made by Camelbak...




    The Camelbak MULE is okay, it can carry little odds and ends, but nothing really substantial. I've found the pockets to be convenient, but too small.



    The Camelbak HAWG I think is the best compromise between the patrol pack (Motherlode) and the MULE. It can carry pretty much anything you'd want to carry in a platform smaller than a patrol pack.



    Here's a pic of the Motherlode for your reference. I've found it to be the best patrol pack I've ever had. I keep a SAW pouch on each side to increase storage capacity. NO COMPLAINTS!


  7. #52
    Senior Member hell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    at the local cafeteria, hitting on the lunch ladies
    Age
    33
    Posts
    3,894

    Default

    I use one of the models made for civvies, its a small 2.0 liter model with a single small pocket. Mine works well so far, I don't carry much additional stuff, so I didn't go with the HAWG. Just make sure to empty the bladder when you're done with it, and then leave the fill cap open and bite the valve and blow any residual water back into the bladder and dump it out. When doing this, I've never had any problems with mildew, and I've never bought one of the cleaning kits either.

    Just use it for water though, loading it up with Gatorade or sports drinks just makes it a pain to clean later. That and any drips will leave a sticky residue.

  8. #53
    Senior Member Yeoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    land of misfit toys
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,686

    Default

    I use to have a BFM and I loved the thing. it was bloody huge, I mean when I was mechanized I was using that over what was issued to me since it was a bit more compact but I could still carry the same amount of kit required to do the job.
    I know use one of their normal 3L ones, and have been for the last two years. other then needing to replace the bite valve, I have not had any problems with it at all. other then maybe it's somewhat akwards if you throw your rucksack overtop of the camelbak can make the ruck not fit properly on your back and you do the wobble walk.
    so long as you clean it properly every two or three months (speaking of which I should clean mine soon), the bladder will last you for a long time.
    Greg

  9. #54
    Senior Member DnA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,326

    Default

    I got a Thermobak 3L, best piece of kit I've ever bought. No problems with mine at all.

    As for the rucksack, I just tuck mine above the main pocket an under the flap. or attach it to the outside with D-Rings. I've had no problems doing it either way.
    Last edited by DnA; 07-05-2006 at 10:50 PM.

  10. #55
    Member freedomofold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    a state of boredom
    Age
    30
    Posts
    116

    Default

    I have a few camel packs that I use while skiing and climbing. Climbing it tends to stay at base but works well to carry gear to the face. I have never had a problem with them. If you are using one for war-gamming it should more then cover your needs. Hope this helps.

  11. #56
    Member Ghetto Defendant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Home of the big mall
    Posts
    222

    Default

    I like my MULE for day hikes and mt. biking, but my water tastes like plastic. I can't get rid of it. I've tried baking soda, lemon juice, denture cleaning tablets....nothing works.

    Anyone else have this problem?

  12. #57
    Senior Member goat89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Republic of Singapore
    Posts
    10,674

    Default

    Thanks guys! Much appreciated! And Yo USMC Tanker! You a leatherneck in the sandbox? If you are be safe! SEMPER FIDELIS mate!
    Last edited by goat89; 07-05-2006 at 08:22 PM.

  13. #58
    "Wise and Grumpy" Ban Stick Wielder of Death digrar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    "I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your @r5e. Playing cricket is not"
    Age
    37
    Posts
    22,640

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetto Defendant
    I like my MULE for day hikes and mt. biking, but my water tastes like plastic. I can't get rid of it. I've tried baking soda, lemon juice, denture cleaning tablets....nothing works.

    Anyone else have this problem?
    Try running some lemon drink through there for a couple of days, really let the flavour soak in. I found that the flavoured drink taste was pretty easy to remove with baking soda and the plastic taste wasn't there afterwards.

  14. #59
    Senior Member goat89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Republic of Singapore
    Posts
    10,674

    Default

    woah nice tactic! Will try if it happens to me!

  15. #60
    Massgruàgschdemmiga Jarhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Cover me in chocolate and throw me to the Lesbians ¯\(º_o)/¯
    Posts
    6,160

    Default

    I´ve got the Camelbak Mule. I like it, its not to huge or cumbersome. The pockets are big enough to carry a MRE in it or somethinge else.

    Jarhead

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •