(Video Note: Hydration Pack “Spray to Drink” Video Located Below.)
Hydrating from a hydration pack should be easy and continuous, not hurried and gluttonous.
People who use GEIGERRIG hydration packs during activity report that they comfortably drink 30% more water than they do when using standard, un-pressurized, sucking hydration packs. Why?
With GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs, all that you’ll need to do is lightly bite down. The GEIGERRIG pressurized system does the rest – continuous, easy, comfortable hydration without disruption or inconvenient sucking.
During many aerobic activities, it can be inconvenient to suck on the bite valves of traditional hydration packs, to access and hold a water bottle, or to otherwise drink. Subsequently, we find ourselves:
- Not hydrating at all because it is inconvenient to carry water.
- Stopping to drink when we would prefer to continue our activity.
- And/or hurriedly taking large gulps of water whenever we feel absolutely forced to by extreme thirst.
GEIGERRIG, pressurized hydration packs spray the water into your mouth with no more effort than a quick pinch of the bite valve or a light bite with your teeth. Convenient, easy, comfortable…
Convenient Access to Water During Outdoor Activity – Nothing Does It Better than A GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Pack:
When I run, bike and hike, I like to push myself to the limit. My heart rate is way up and my breathing is heavy. Turns out — sucking from a hydration pack absolutely sucks! It is not convenient. I often have to stop in order to slow things down enough to drink from my hydration pack, and I’m always with friends or family who also want a sip now and then. But, my nasty bite valve isn’t something they want to suck on, and their frothy mouth isn’t something I want slobbering all over my hydration pack. And… I hate it when I run out of water because it is difficult to refill my hydration pack or to use a filter. Hydration Packs should make it easy to drink water—especially since the purpose of carrying a hydration pack is convenience!
The original idea of hydration packs was to make carrying water and getting a drink an easy and convenient experience. But anyone who uses hydration packs knows that hydration packs have a long way to go when it comes to delivering a real punch when it comes to convenience. Hydration packs are hard to clean, hydration packs can be difficult to refill, and hydration packs demand that we suck in order to ‘conveniently’ access the water. That is, until GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Packs came on the scene. (Click Here to learn about how easy it is to clean a GEIGERRIG Hydration Pack.) (Click Here to learn about how easy it is to refill and filter using GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs.)
As to the issue of sucking… GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs spray and they do it very, very well. (Click Here to learn about the patent pending spray mechanism of GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Packs.) Accordingly, all you need to do is lightly pinch the hydration pack bite valve with your fingers or lightly touch the hydration pack bite valve with your teeth, and the GEIGERRIG pressurized hydration pack will fill your mouth with refreshing water. And as for your friends, family and others who may be enjoying outdoor activity with you…. With a GEIGERRIG pressurized hydration pack, you can share your water by simply spraying it into their mouth.
Access to water for refilling is also a key issue when considering the convenience of a hydration pack. After all, if there is no water in the hydration pack, then there is no hydrating to be done. Therefore, the GEIGERRIG pressurized hydration packs have a slide top that allows our hydration packs to be easily dunked into a stream, river, creek, lake, etc. for refilling. Then, the GEIGERRIG in-line filter is easily snapped into the drinking tube so that the fresh stream water can be filtered as it travels, under pressure, from the hydration pack, through the drink tube, to the bite valve. So go ahead and drink all you want and share all you want with those around you. The nearby stream is now a convenient source for refilling your hydration pack.
In order for Hydration Packs to be truly convenient systems for hydration, they need to make drinking easy. GEIGERRIG hydration packs are the most convenient way to hydrate during outdoor activity.
- Hands-free and rugged military grade polycarbonate housing to endure throwing or rolling into the most demanding of situations.
- (6) Powerful Cree XTE LED’s pushed at 200 lumens per LED; always remain upright for 360 degree illumination.
- Disorienting strobe and 130 db sonic alert capabilities provide users with the element of surprise.
- Two modes of operation controlled by a single button wireless remote (2.4 GHz): ON/OFF and STROBE/SIREN (over 100 db)
- After the mission, hang this powerful illumination tool from two attachment options from any overhead structure to provide an abundance of light to finish the job.
- Durable, rechargeable LiPo battery pack with quick charge VIA USB port.
- Tactical Entries (Flash Bang Alternative)
- Search Warrants
- Traffic Stops
- Suspicious Persons
- Crash Scenes
- Crime Scenes
- Road Flares
- Helicopter Landing Area
- Evidence Marking During a Foot Chase
- Field Interviews
- ANY SITUATION WHERE YOU NEED A HANDS FREE LIGHT
M16 / AR15 Overview
One of the most popular automatic rifle designs to date, the M16 began life as the AR15 (Armalite Rifle) at the Armalite Division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, designed by Eugene Stoner, Robert Fremont and James Sullivan.
The AR15 / M16 is actually the product of a scaled-down redesign of another Armalite rifle, the AR-10, a rifle designed during the mid-1950s to fire the full-power 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. At the time, the AR-10 was unique in that was partially constructed of lightweight materials such as aluminum forgings and synthetic materials, which reduced weight substantially.
The USAF-sponsored “Project SALVO” opened the doors for a lightweight rifle of .22 caliber and low recoil, designed to increase the effectiveness of automatic fire. The AR-10 was then scaled down to accept a new cartridge, tentatively titled the .222 Special, and eventually sold commercially as the .223 Remington. The cartridge was classified as the 5.56x45mm M193 by the military. Resistance to this small-caliber concept from certain military elements and government entities led Armalite to sell rights to the AR-10 / AR15 design to Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company in 1959.
Colt aggressively marketed the AR15 to militaries (as well as commercially), winning sizable US contracts which found the rifles type-classified as the M16 by the US Army. The rifles were then shipped to a small but growing conflict in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, problems arose with the M16. Congressional inquiry into the matter found that the problems were due in large part to Army mismanagement (lack of training, incomplete testing of components prior to issue). With the addition of a slightly heavier barrel, a new flash suppressor, and a forward bolt assist, the rifle was officially adopted by the US Army in 1967 as the M16A1. Problems with the rifle quickly dissolved. Also during this time, an experimental, shortened version of the rifle, called the CAR-15, was put to use by special forces elements, nick-named the “commando”. Slight revisions landed it a type classification of XM177.
During the late part of the Vietnam War and into the late 1970s, NATO countries saw which way the wind was blowing and put some effort into developing other rifles and cartridges to improve the effectiveness of the 5.56x45mm cartridge. Fabrique Nationale developed a new bullet for the cartridge, designated internally as the SS109. This bullet led to the acceptance of the 5.56x45mm cartridge by NATO. The M16 was redesigned once again to maximize reliability for the new NATO cartridge (US M855), along with some improvements to the rifle, namely a heavier barrel, a new flash suppressor/compensator, and a new dual-aperture adjustable rear sight that represents a vast improvement over previous versions. The rifle was also restricted to three-round bursts instead of full-automatic fire in the interest of ammunition conservation. The rifle was officially type-classified as the M16A2 in 1982.
Several military elements had expressed interest in a version of the M16A2 for urban combat, somewhere in size between the M16A2 and the XM177 Commando. Colt developed the M4 Carbine, with a 14.5″ (368mm) barrel, step-cut to accept the M203 grenade launcher. By 1994, the M4, along with a full-automatic version of the M16A2 that included an integrated M1913 Picatinny Rail optics-mounting platform (M16A3), were also type-classified. Colt also shortened the M4 barrel another three inches and now markets the resulting carbine as the M4 Commando, a progression of the original XM177.
Development progressed with the M16 series rifles in the form of the SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modifications) program from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana. This program involves the addition of several aftermarket available parts and accessories for the M4A1 Carbine, maximizing effectiveness for special operations. This includes two sub-categories of the rifle, including the Special Purpose Rifle (SPR), an urban sniper platform, and the Close Quarters Battle Receiver (CQBR), yet another progression of the “commando” carbine.
There are now countless variations of the AR15 / M16 design, manufactured and sold by literally dozens of companies including Armalite, Bushmaster, Colt, Diemaco, DPMS, Fabrique Nationale, Les Baer Custom, Olympic Arms, Rock River Arms, Wilson Combat, and countless assembly companies. The M16 rifle is supported by a vast industry providing aftermarket parts, optics, and other accessories. This massive level of support suggests that the AR15 / M16 rifle is here for the forseeable future.
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