Spring, summer and fall in Israel are hot and dry, and soldiers throughout the country are outdoors for extended periods of time in the sun and heat. It is imperative that soldiers stay hydrated at all times.
The IDF insists that all soldiers carry a supply of drinking water, but water left in a canteen for hours becomes hot and unappealing, not to mention the fact that it is not easily accessible. Water backpacks, known as shlukkerim in Hebrew, keep the water cool, and have handy drinking spouts, making the water easier to carry and more accessible. Thousands have been distributed, and the response from soldiers and officers alike has been incredible.
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