US Army Canteens

Part of every soldier's basic equipment is his canteen. From World War I, with the M-1910 standard, into the 1990s, the basic U.S. Army canteen (also used by the other armed services) has been 1 quart (.95 liter) in volume.Two quart canteens or larger volumes have been issued, but the almost universal canteen remained the 1 quart size. The design of the canteen cover, also standardized as the M-1910, remained nearly constant for many decades.

In the 1990s, canteen practices began to change with increased use of two quart canteens, CamelBak hydration units and other alternatives to the individual canteen.

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