Mother Canteen Carrier Load Outs

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  1. gwynn1975

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    Here's what is usually in my MCC

    HC Canteen kit
    PSK/FAK (water purifier straw, Mylar blanket, whistle, fire kit, fishing kits, sewing kit, pen and paper, bandages, needles, ointments)
    Nite Ize red LED light
    Chunk of fatwood
    TOPS F.O.R.K. It
    UCO stormproof matches
    Outdoor Edge mini saw
    Leatherman Signal
    Canteen hanger

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  2. IA Woodsman

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    So , this is my first actual post here , beside introductions.
    I just Purchased my "Mother" and a G2 Roll from Mark. I haven't been home since their arrival (working at FD) two days ago. Can't wait to start the load out process , however, I was able to do a Mod while at the Station. I 550 wrapped the Shoulder Strap (Wide Part) and put a tight wrapped hank of 550 (about 20') before I wrapping it. I used a Cobra Weave to wrap the hank and strap with another 20' or so . Looking forward to the load out, got some more ideas from this thread already...... Bombero de Tejas , Sutty33
     
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    Got the padded shoulder strap weap recently , haven't been out with it yet, but the padded strap wrap was just what I was looking for!!
     
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    Here's my MCC loadout.
    On the exterior - left is a small flashlight I got from Maxpedition about 5 years ago. On the right is my HC Spork. Tied to the bottom is a BCO 5x7 MEST with ridgeline and four tie-outs.

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    In the front pocket, I carry food items, my secondary knife, and extra cordage.
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    In the left pocket, I carry a bic lighter, magnesium rod and ferro rod combination, a piece of fatwood, and tent stakes. @IA Woodsman posted a video about using tent stakes as a makeshift stove.
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    In the right pocket, I carry a small button compass, a boo boo kit with a mil cravat, with water purification tablets, and some man-made tinder.
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    Finally, in the back interior pocket, I carry two tea-lights, and a survival saw.
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Here is my setup, with Hill People Gear shoulder strap. Used along with my Blue Granite Bushcraft 2" belt and a US canteen carrier that carries my shelter kit
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    Serechete on the back, carried along with the SAK farmer my cutting tool needs are met
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    1/2" firesteel attached to pocket flap
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    stakes on left side(will put in shelter kit once I make a puncture proof case for them)
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    sawyer filter and bag in front pouch
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    fatwood, farmer, lighter, DC4, tops whistle, flashlight, folding saw, water tablets, fresnel lens on right side pocket
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    left side pocket is simply Korean coffee packets and a bandana
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    wire and bank line on spools attached to strap(these spools are from craft store supplies)
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    below the canteen and cup are a folding stove and windscreen

    Funny thing is how much you can fit in these pockets. I have the left side loaded pretty tight but I could fit the coffee and bandana in with the sawyer filter and have the left compartment ready for anything.
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    I've got a Heavy Cover canteen kit coming this week and am now thinking about some kind of carrier for it. I've been looking at this mother carrier, and I like how it has bigger pockets and carries more than the standard canteen carriers. It seems to me looking at these loadouts, and given the shoulder strap, it is designed primarily as minimalist stand alone bag with all the essentials. I kind of like the idea of having just the one bag with everything you need.

    I'm kind of curious though, looking at all these kits, presumably if you are carrying a canteen kit with cup/spork/fork etc one is going to be cooking/eating etc while out. But I don't see that there is any room left over to carry food, be it a dehydrated meal, ramen, or what not. So do you carry an extra bag with it?
     
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    I was out in the woods today laying out a new campsite. When the bride showed up with this,
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    She thought I might want to see it. Inside was this little Multi-Cam goodie,
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    No load out yet, and not much of a test. But color me a happy camper,
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    I’m selling all my existing bags and pouches to get the Mother, G2 roll and shoulder pad. It’s exactly the setup I’ve been looking for and I really hope to have my own soon. Great pics and load outs.
     
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    I received my mother canteen carrier about a week ago now and have been using it for lunch time walks. Been pretty happy with it, it's a really nice piece of kit. I probably have mine set up a bit differently from the way most seem to be using it.

    Mine is not really set up as a survival bag, or "just in case" bag, with survival type basic items that generally will not be used. Instead, mine is set up as a kind of mess kit, in which I'll only put stuff in it that I know will actually be used most of the time.

    The contents will vary but generally this is what is in it:

    Main compartment:
    Bandana
    Heavy cover canteen cup
    Heavy cover canteen
    Heavy cover lid and minimal 1st aid kit (just a few bandaids, steristrips plus antiseptic wipes and triple antibiotic ointment) in back sleeve pocket.

    Big front pocket:
    Firebox nano stove
    foldacup
    matches
    small bic lighter
    Victorinox Farmer
    Trangia burner (filled with alcohol) plus evernew "new" cross stand and small foil windscreen.
    (I'll leave the Trangia out if I know I'll be able to burn wood)

    Side pockets (x2)
    Nescafe instant espresso sticks
    1 teabag
    larabar or other similar bar
    a few "fun size" chocolates
    a couple of sugar packets.
    small plastic grocery bag (for garbage or in case I can't wipe soot from cup)
    a couple squares of shop towel.
     
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    This thing is growing on me a bit.

    Haven't settled on one particular loadout yet.

    For New Year's Eve, I had it stuffed with a staple tin full of pre fluffed twine mixed with shaved fat wood. A pair of fingerless Possum gloves. Mora, a Leuku, flashlight, Emberlit Fire Ant (fits in the inner pocket) Opinel #12 saw, hanging L.E.D. Light and some other goodies I can't think of right now.
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    Nicely done . The more I hang around here the less I need . When I first came aboard I had to have the kitchen sink . Before it's said and done I'll be living out of cargo pockets for extended stays in the woods .
     
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    I'd like to post a picture here but can't remember how, lol.
     
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    This isn't a good shot, but I was trying to reinvent my picture posting method. If I carried anything else/heavier I'd just use a backpack.

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    Heres my basic loadout for a rainy festival.

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    Here's mine:
    - Nalgene Canteen
    - Wenger Greyside Knife
    - OR Suppressor Gloves
    - NAR CAT Tourniquet (Blaze Orange)
    - Not shown: fire kit (side pocket)
    - Small First Aid Kit (front pocket)

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    How do you guys carry it to avoid the “purse” look?
     
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    I don't wear it with my heels.:4:
     
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    Hey guys! I'm reviving this thread because...well for one it's awesome, but for 2, can one of you please tell me the dimensions of the front pocket? I've looked all over and can't find it. I'm trying to see what can go in there so I can decide if I want this or want to change my other gear around.

    Also, what are the compartment sizes on the G2 Gear Roll?

    Thanks!
     
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    @6" to 7 .5" high ( top to bottom), depending on how you attach velcro
    @3.75" wide
    @2" deep
    don't have gear roll.
     
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    I'm always trying to go lighter for day hikes, I use a haversack for most gear. My mother has a stainless canteen and twig stove from self reliance. Since I hated the cup because it had that flat handle with hinge, I swapped that out for a USGI cup. Each side pocket containes a packet of nuts, along with a cliff bar. front pocket has a nylon scrubber, 2 pkgs of instant oatmeal, and a couple of tea bags. I am not sloppy with water so it doesn't interfier with the food products. It balances out my haversack weight nicely.
     
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    Thanks so much! That really helps me out. :dblthumb:
     
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    Anyone know what common ti stoves will fit in the mother back pocket? My favored stove is too large.
     
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    And I just placed my order :D Now I just have to wait lol.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    Just to add to info about the front pouch, I found last night that one of those rectangular baking tins will just fit inside there. Easy cook/baking kit to stash.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the tip!
     
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    Hey guys, question about this bag: what's the biggest capacity water container that will practically fit in the main pouch? I figure most people are using 1Q but would a bigger one fit? trying to build a minimalist kit and would prefer not to carry 2 water containers separately, but 1Q is just not enough for me
     
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    The Firebox Nano will and I believe the Emberlit Fireant will as well.
     
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    I received a like recently for my old contribution to this thread so I thought I'd post an updated shot of my kit and contents. IMG_20190121_120433235.jpg IMG_20190121_115718370_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the updates pics, looking good. They'll help hold me over until mine arrives, lol
     
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    so far i'm planning on adding this to my loadout as a way to help stretch a daypack into an overnighter. something like a HPG tarahumara plus a mother carrier. put the fire/water/cooking kit in the mother, shelter/sleep/food/medical in the pack, tools attached to the outsides or on a belt. maybe a HPG kit bag or lumbar/buttpack added to that if I wanted to carry hunting/trapping/fishing gear. thoughts?
     
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    40oz Klean Kanteen easily, right now I have a 24 oz Gatorade and a 16.9 oz bottle of water.
     
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    debating whether to just go with a standard 32oz nalgene oasis so i can nest it in the usgi canteen cup. with one or two nalgene canteens on the pack itself as overflow/backup.
     
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    Here's a picture with 32 oz nalgene, and one with the 40 oz Klean Kanteen:

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    thanks for the pics. definitely helps
     
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    This is exactly what I just did!!!
     
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    Wow, props to you!

    After I wrote that post I did more research and ended up getting the Umlindi which is roughly double the size of a Tara, which for my intended loadout is still stretching the realm of possible.

    I am going to have to add one or more stuff sacks on the outside in order to carry everything. Weight of entire loadout, including food and water weight, 31lbs.
    https://lighterpack.com/r/17wt75

    I guess I am just not that minimalist yet! Maybe if I was ground sleeping under a tarp (but I'm paranoid about ticks).
     
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    Would you mind posting some pics of all your gear in the Umlindi? I also have one but the Tara works better with the Mother for me. Otherwise I’m over packing when using the Mother and Umlindi.
    Thanks
     
  41. MrFixIt

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    BlueDogScout I just want bacon that doesn’t need cold Supporter

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    I searched I wonder why I didn’t find this. Hmm I’ll take the time later to copy mine over. Thanks!
     
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    No worries friend.
    I use google to search the forum.
    An example would be: mother canteen carrier load out: BCUSA
     
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    I searched mother carrier on the forum and lots of results I’ll use google next time
     
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    Did you get the pouch dimensions on the G-2? If not I can get them
     
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    Anyone know of a solid but compact folding saw that will fit in the Mother main pouch?
     
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    I think the pocket boy barely fits
     
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    my mother wannabe (courtesy of @Gruntinhusaybah ) not quite what ya'll have, but it works.

    load out (no pics yet-i'll try to remedy that at some point)
    -canteen with cup in main pocket
    -right side has mini altoid's tin fire kit, plus my SAK farmer with ferro rod attached (tied off to the strap) and a set of pace beads/mini compass there too
    -front pocket has my homemade folding stove with a grill, plus a tin with tea and sugar etc,
    -left side has my spice container hobo fishing kit
    -straps on the bottom hold a contractor bag with some spikes and some pieces of bankline.

    i realize i need a lid for that cup, and cord of some sort for a ridgeline with the bag. i'm also wanting to make a mini-sit pad (tyvek envelope, fleece, and reflectix) to stay with the set up.

    are you looking for something better than a farmer? 'cause it has suited many of my needs! though i'd be curious how an opinel saw would fit in there if i ever got one....
     
  49. SpookyPistolero

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    Yes, looking for something a little more heavy hitting.

    Nice pack, BTW.
     
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    The smaller opinel saw will fit. I don’t have mine anymore but when I had one it fit
     
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