The Gen 2 MCC

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The Gen 2 Mother Canteen Carrier, a.k.a. the Ma Deuce or just simply the M2 was developed at the request of those who loved the MOTHER canteen carrier, but wanted something with more capacity.  As they say, better to have and not need than need and not have.


The main compartment on the M2 can hold a wide variety of canteen systems such as: standard US G.I. / Heavy Cover canteen, the British military Crusader or the newer, more rectangular Titanium Canteen Cook set now available from a number of companies such as Black Scout Survival.  In addition to the ability to hold larger mess kits, the main compartment is large enough to hold extra items such as food, supplemental cooking accessories, or other appropriately sized items.  This pocket is lined with a rugged, rubberized coating for increased durability and ease of cleaning.  An internal slot pocket is sized to hold a Purcell Trench 8”X5” grill and the increased size of the external pockets allow you to carry items such as a 5’X7” tarp, water purification systems and much more.  Like the MOTHER, the M2 can be carried with the supplied shoulder strap or attached to other gear using the integrated MOLLE straps.

NOTE - 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, we also offer an "XL" size Shoulder Strap.  This option is available at check out, but feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.


*  See our video links near the bottom of this page for more info on the GCC plus additional ideas on how you can use yours.


**  Please see the Home Page, the Shipping Tab, and the "Terms of Service" for info on lead times, shipping, etc...


***  Please see the "Custom Options" tab for additional images of colors, patterns and webbing.


****  All of our materials have been specifically chosen for longevity, durability and extreme quality. Additionally, I apply a rule of three: It must be either Mil-Spec, Made in the USA or Berry Compliant. As such, we use genuine Cordura Brand 500dn nylon; Velcro brand hook and loop; ITW Nexus plastics, DOT Fasteners and Mil-Spec webbing, binding tape and threads. All of these materials are designed to resist abrasion, wear and rot in order to provide a lifetime of service. Hand-Crafted, High-Quality, Heirloom gear as unique as your fingerprint. Period.

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  • 5
    Absolutely outstanding!

    Posted by Vassili on Apr 10th 2024

    Waow! I recommend 100% Mark! You’re a thinker! Very impressed! Beautiful and sturdy product, sewing is perfectly done as well. I have the ( Titanium Boundless Voyage cantine) and plenty of room to put my EDC! I added the MUDFLAP to stuff more! Excellent fit! Thank you Mark and your team awesome work Keep going with your beautiful passion so you can make more happy people like me! really appreciate! Thank's

  • 5
    Never a disappointment

    Posted by Sean M. Holland on Dec 30th 2023

    This is my 5th product from CLS and all have been made the way I wanted. When Mark says you can put a lot of stuff in the M2 he is not kidding. The quality is excellent, made to order by humans that stitch so good they could put a robot out of a job. Great canteen carrier that will not disappoint, the quality of the craftsmanship and the amount of gear that can be stored, it will last more than a lifetime.

  • 5

    Posted by Meesh on Nov 17th 2023

    I’ve always carried a water bottle with me for as long as I can remember and they’ve always become dinged & dented, looking horribly until they rusted out and I had to replace them. Fast forward to the launch of The Titanium USGI Canteen set and my setting out to find the perfect safe for my beautiful new daily water bottle. From day one I coveted “The Mother” and earnestly saved until I could place my order. This has truly become an item of necessity which I feel nobody should leave home without. I was fortunate enough to upgrade to The Gen 2 MCC in which I’m able to outfit my kit with enough supplies to inconveniently camp up to 2 days/nights and be relatively comfortable; including being able to make popcorn with salt & butter! Not only is this a necessary piece of kit, it is thee best out there. A LOT of imitators have attempted to produce similar but straight away you can feel the difference in not just quality of materials, but in craftsmanship. This gear will last as long as my titanium canteen and that level of confidence is needed to give you the piece of mind so you can focus on enjoying the outdoors without worrying about making field repairs with straps or seams ripping or bursting out. I’ve been religiously carrying my MCC around - EVERYWHERE - with me for nearly a year, putting it through its paces in the wilderness, on my kayak, bicycle and just sitting on my work desk teasing me with thoughts of being outside. I am so glad I found this company and that business owners like Mark still exist. Mark was awesome in helping me customize my MCC and answer all my questions thoroughly. He really got involved in the design process with all of the ideas & suggestions.. He’s truly a one of a kind business owner who I will continually support. I hope you all do too.

  • 5
    It's fantastic!

    Posted by Michael Johnson on Sep 23rd 2023

    This bag is excellent. The fit and finish is great. No loose threads, no twisted seams and no crooked cuts. I got a call before production started and there was no problem making last minute alterations. I wish more companies could be like this.

  • 5

    Posted by Just a dude on Jun 27th 2023

    Get this, it's built like a tank and the quality is exceptional. Suggest watching some of the videos for ideas on all the things you can squirrel away in the Gen2 MCC depending on your needs\usage. This is my 2nd order with CLS (also own folding Big Boy pouches) as their stuff is heirloom quality imo and such good people behind it all.

  • 5
    Gen 2 MCC

    Posted by Herb Jennings on Jun 6th 2023

    With the space, I have enough gear to stay in the woods for up to a week or more in an emergency. Plenty of storage for medical, water, saw, with shelter strapped on the bottom. Food goes in the front pouch for me. The quality of the material is exceptional and workmanship of this quality is rarely found these days. Great American product made by a great American small business! Couldn't be happier with the product or the service.

  • 5

    Posted by Lindsay Grady on Apr 10th 2023

    I watched a ton of YouTube videos on this before purchasing so I already knew it was going to be great, but when I actually held it in my hands then it really stood out. Quality is impressive! It is such a well thought out design that will outlast me and I don’t think I like anyone enough to leave this to, so I will probably be buried with it…I love finding people like Mark who pour their heart and soul into their products….and trust me it shows in every stitch. A great company to support with a great guy at the helm and one hell of a piece of gear….it’s a win-win all the way. If you’re thinking about ordering one… it, I can guarantee you won’t regret it. Definitely worth the wait!!

  • 5
    My G.C.C.

    Posted by Matt Edler on Feb 18th 2023

    I've had my Woodland G.C.C. for 2 years now. It's been to Red Canyon in Southern Utah and to Duchesne in Eastern Utah. Its my goto canteen cook kit, and it goes with me everywhere and has saved my butt more than once! It's handmade to the way I wanted it. I can fit quite few things into this awesome pouch. It's made by a veteran owned business and I appreciate that there people around like Mark and his awesome team. Thank you for making such a great product Mark...

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Riddell on Oct 31st 2022

    What a fantastic piece of equipment. Exemplary in every respect, from the design to build quality and customer interactions. I really can't say enough good things about the GCC and CLS. Now the fun bit starts deciding what to carry in it. This is not the cheapest canteen carrier on the market but easily the best. I like to think of it at reassuringly expensive. A huge thumbs up to Mark on a job well done. One extremely satisfied customer this side of the Atlantic.

  • 5
    Best, made even better!

    Posted by SFC Just Link Jones on Jul 9th 2022

    I cannot say enough good things about the consistently awesome professional build quality of these carriers, after using the original Mother's system, I absolutely needed to get an updated model. I fit my hammock, rain fly, SERE kit, cooking kit, signal flags, emergency blankets, & bright chem lights with room to spare. Really knocked this design out of the park Team Centerline!

  • 5

    Posted by Mohd Faiz on Jun 27th 2022

    How I use my GCC : Main compartment - Naturehike Titanium Canteen. Snacks and coffee under the canteen. Back pocket - Canteen lid, Firebox Nano and GSI Java Drip. Front pocket - 9 x 7 silnylon tarp and ridgeline. Left pocket - Helikon Tex water bag, titanium spork, Sawyer deet and Nitecore NU32. Right Pocket - Victorinox Rangergrip, mini first aid kit, Suunto button compass, Sharpal 6 in 1 Knife Sharpener, Fresnel Card Lense and some Gorilla tapes. Loops - 4pcs Titanium stakes and Hydroblu sidekick.

  • 5
    Ultimate Canteen Carrier

    Posted by Bull350 on Jun 9th 2022

    Perfect for those "grab and go" trips to scout, hunt or whatever. Will hold the entire Pathfinder Ti Canteen Kit, which is why I got it plus a Firebox Nano, Alcohol stove, Opinel 12, cordage, firestarter, food and more. Nice to have a ready to go kit to take of with or put in a larger pack/kit as a "set". The thought that went into the design, the rubberized coating on the inside, buckles, straps, stitching are all immaculate. The customer service is fantastic as well. Couldn't be happier with it!

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