Even though soldiers are outfitted with canteens, the shluker, a thin lightweight carrier holding three liters of water, is a soldier’s best defense against dehydration. With its unique straw-like dispenser that makes taking a sip discreet, safe and quick, the shluker can keep a soldier going for 24 hours or more if necessary. Beginning with the Gaza War in December 2008, over 5,000 shlukers have been distributed.