Thai Army Recruits Stay Hydrated With New Camelbaks

The CamelBak Crux Reservoir
The CamelBak Crux Reservoir

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has recently taken delivery of a quantity of CamelBak hands-free hydration systems to ensure that new recruits are encouraged, and able, to hydrate effectively during training.

Dehydration for all soldiers in all environments is a constant threat, affecting soldier performance and, if serious, can be life threatening. The system chosen by the RTA- CamelBak- is in service in defence forces around the world, designed to be soldier-proof and with a strong anti-microbial treatment to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus inside the reservoir.

The CamelBak Crux Reservoir comes in capacities from 1.5 litres to 3 litres and is a system, ie. it allows for the connection of a Purification Filter if the soldier has to refill in the field with dirty water; enables connection to various models of gas masks for HazMat training and the carry of multiple filled reservoirs missions if required.

CamelBak hands-free hydration systems have been in service with regional defence forces for many years, including Singapore, with deliveries of over 30,000 reservoirs per year for the past 10 years.

CamelBak Products is a US company. The range of CamelBak Hydration Systems can be found on Stand No W11 at the Defense & Security Show, Bangkok (6-9 November).