This gourd canteen is a small one. I made leather straps and have a yucca cork for it. I love gourd canteens for the great way it keeps water cool in the summer. I never have to drink hot water with these. Every gourd had a different flavor to no flavor, but you get use to it. I love to use gourd canteens. You just have to prove you can use one without breaking it on a camp out.