Posts Tagged ‘hydration carrier’

In the past I have bought 2 OD/Black camelbak hydration carriers. Both of them were second hand, used. So I never got to use them as I didn’t think it was hygienic.

I had been looking around for some cheap replacement bladder and in the end I found this newer edition OD/Black camelbak hydration carrier which uses the same bladder. The best thing is that it was so cheap. It cost me just half of what they charge for a new bladder!

Anyway here’s the pic of the new carrier and the old carrier (with the new bladder in it).

Both the new and old carrier have an NSN tag. The NSN tag on the new carrier (left) is visible through the filling hole and the NSN tag on hte old carrier is sewn on one of the shoulder straps.

Another reason I bought it, is because I can use it for my FSBE loadout. Check out the upper and lower reference pictures!

Today I left work 2 hours early (with permission of course), because I knew they might be delivering a special package.

And as expected the mailman came and dropped off a package for me.

It contained two ranger green MBITR pouches. As you can see these are the military issued type MBITR pouches with flap. Unfortunately I don’t know whether these are a part of RLCS (Ranger Load Carrying System) or not. The ranger green color pouches are used by the Rangers but also by SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman) and other branches of the military. So there’s no real telling I guess.

And if they’re RLCS, I don’t know whether they are first generation or second gen ranger green, with first gen being the harder to find color. They are exactly the same as the Allied Industries type MBITR pouch, but there’s no proof as they lack a tag. Which might be a clue, as first gen RLCS lack tags as well.

The “RLCS” stuff arrived a few days ago. I still am not sure whether I should keep the stuff and make another loadout or not.

But anyway, here is the hydration carrier and frag pouch. I still have 2 Allied Industries MBITR pouches incoming. I’ll post more pics when they arrive.

RLCS or not? Tell me in your comment!

This evening I was talking to a serious RLCS collector about how I bought a few RLCS pouches on a forum that we both visit.

He told me that some of the pouches aren’t part of the issued Ranger Load Carrying System. What a bummer!

Initially I bought these to trade for other items.

But since they’re not worth as much as I had hoped they would be, I was toying with the idea of keeping them and start another impression. This would be a simple impression with only a few basic pouches in Ranger Green.

I simply cannot afford two collections. We’ll see how things work out.

RLCS or not?

One thing I know for sure, this will teach me to be less impulsive and do more research!