"Mother" Canteen Carrier


The "Mother" Canteen Carrier, or simply MCC, is more than a canteen carrier, it is the maximum amount of gear in a minimalist platform.  The MCC brings Food, Fire, Water and Shelter all together in one multi-purpose, compact, over the shoulder, MOLLE compatible, indoor or outdoor, made in AMERICA, bad ass unit.  An essential item for minimalist survival, EDC, bug out or vehicle bag, bush-craft, military or just to serve as your window to the woods when stuck in the office!

The amount of gear you can carry in the MCC, even more so if combined with the G1 or G2 gear roll, allows you to be better prepared for most situations... and they are not all Jeremiah Johnson or "Alone" types of survival situations.  How often do we hear about the couple that went for a hike in a National Forest and either became lost or injured and then suffered or died before rescue.  Food, Fire, Water and Shelter...  Well, if those adventures don't appeal to you either, then there is always the option of staying at home and playing video games - but you still need Water, lol!

The interior of the MCC fits a wide variety of containers and their associated cups/lids including, but not limited to: Heavy Cover Titanium Canteen, Nalgene bottles/canteen, Vargo, Yeti, Klean Kanteen, Seychelle, Katadyn, NDuR, standard G.I. issue canteen, Gatorade bottles, etc...you get the picture.  The interior also has a slot for a canteen cup lid or small field stove.  The MCC has two side pouches for IFAC, flashlight, knife/survival tool, cordage, food, water purification tablets/straw, etc...  One center pouch for larger items such as shelter, bivy liner, fire starting kit, signals kit, cell phone, small child, etc...  Bottom tie down points for shelter, clothing, tools, etc. MOLLE loops on front for chemlites, cordage, snap links, tie down points, etc...  MOLLE compatible backside for attachment to ruck or can be worn over a belt.  Adjustable shoulder straps with removable side release buckles.


The MCC is hand-crafted in the U.S.A from 500 DN Cordura, MilSpec webbing, velcro, plastics and DOT Fastener Snaps.


* We also offer an XL size shoulder strap if you are 6'2" or taller, weigh 250 lbs or greater and/or are going to use the shoulder strap while wearing multiple layers of clothing.  This option is available at check out, but feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.

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6 Reviews

Jennie Jun 20th 2018

Mother Canteen Carrier

I did a lot of homework on my new canteen carrier purchase. I wanted something that I could carry on day hikes and also use for overnighters. I hesitated to buy this one due to the price but now that I have it, I can say it was totally worth it. The craftsmanship is excellent and it always feels great to support our veterans.
Thank you CLS!

Seong-Chun Yoon Jun 18th 2018

Mother Canteen Carrier

As I was thinking about switching to a nesting canteen system for my hydration and cooking set I was also looking for a good carrier system, as well.
After some research I found the Mother Canteen Carrier. The reviews and youtube videos I have found were pretty promising. So I ordered the Mother and an G2 Gear roll.
To make it short: Both are great!!
When unpacking I could already feel the quality of the material. They are probably not the lightest but therefore the material is very heavy duty and still "softer" than I am used to from pouches by Maxpedition and other companies.
Last but not least I never had so much fun buying a product online before. I had some special request regarding the delivery and so I contacted CLS asking if they could help me. The following email exchange was not only helpful but Mark seems to be a great guy, too.
Thank you very much for this fun shopping experience and the great products!!
And YES, Mark, you definitely can put your craftsmanship up against anyone out there!! ;-)

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