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Title: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on August 25, 2013, 04:00:51 PM
...for hauling water when I go camping. :D Any suggestions are appreciated. I have seen a number of different styles and sizes, but overall they seem to fall into two categories:


My local army surplus store only has jugs by Reliance, does anybody have experience with this company?

I am also considering this product which was well rated: http://www.amazon.com/Moeller-Marine-04933-Scepter-5-Gallon/dp/B000MTI0GA/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

These will not be banging around in a truck bed, but I do worry about seam integrity. I'm considering keeping some extras filled for water storage too, so a tight seal to prevent evaporation would be nice.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: fritz_monroe on August 25, 2013, 04:29:31 PM
I use an Igloo 7 gallon water jug like this one.

(http://www.benmeadows.com/images/regular/iGloo-Sturdy-Water-Jug-BEN-_i_lbw240532S.jpg)

Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate a replacement for it.  I've been toting this one around for 10 years or more.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: JerseyVince on August 25, 2013, 05:05:16 PM
I saw these on Soldiersystems a cpl weeks ago, these have built in filters http://www.lifesaversystems.com/lifesaver-products/lifesaver-jerrycan

They have just opened a USA Shipper it's a UK Military supplier
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: TexasGirl on August 25, 2013, 09:41:28 PM
I have a nice set of jugs.  ::)

(http://techsupplyinc.com/images/store/13-250.jpg)

These are Scepter 20 liter jugs, but they also come in a 10 liter version.

I have the 20's in tan.

~TG

Oh, to add... I also have that Reliant 7 gal blue cube.  It's good for camping because of the spigot, whereas the Scepter's are better for transport due to easy carry and much heavier duty construction.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on August 25, 2013, 11:18:57 PM
i see i came to this thread with the wrong impression...
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: RetiredUSMC on August 25, 2013, 11:56:26 PM
i see i came to this thread with the wrong impression...


ME TOO!
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on August 26, 2013, 12:09:34 PM
I have a nice set of jugs.  ::)

(http://techsupplyinc.com/images/store/13-250.jpg)

These are Scepter 20 liter jugs, but they also come in a 10 liter version.

Nice, they look like they are the same as these ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Liter-Heavy-Duty-Water-Container/dp/B001IV8IYA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1377540444&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Scepter+20+liter+jugs

I'm liking them, but I'd have to save up a bit to buy them.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: ttubravesrock on August 26, 2013, 01:23:02 PM
I have a pair of the same jugs that TexasGirl has. They are great except I have found that they can't be stacked or stored sideways. The seam is not strong enough for that. They will leak. My current favorite is the high flow haz-mat storage jug (mark yours as WATER ONLY).

http://www.amazon.com/VP-Racing-Fuels-3512-Motorsport/dp/B003TTV972/ref=pd_sim_auto_1
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412JFFsqHAL.jpg)

Make sure to get the filler tube with it.
http://www.amazon.com/VP-Racing-Fuels-3044-Deluxe/dp/B005G5R5LQ/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544532&sr=8-41&keywords=gas+can
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kmclFrrcL._SX385_.jpg)

Also, I want to try the WaterBricks but haven't gotten around to it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-Container-Gallon-Portable-Stackable/dp/B0053GVRWQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544271&sr=8-8&keywords=water+storage

Can you tell I like Amazon?
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on August 26, 2013, 03:05:13 PM
Also, I want to try the WaterBricks but haven't gotten around to it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-Container-Gallon-Portable-Stackable/dp/B0053GVRWQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544271&sr=8-8&keywords=water+storage

I hadn't thought of those actually. I guess I was stuck thinking that they offered small sizes and large quantities.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Adam B. on September 03, 2013, 01:57:07 PM
7+ gallon jugs / 20 liter + jugs don't seem as manageable as 3 gallon in terms of weight etc.

I mean DDDs are fun to look at, but not so practical when it comes to carrying them around all day — right?

My personal preference for water is using empty 2 liter pop bottles because they never break, they are easy to manage, and I carry them 4 at a time inside of the square cat litter buckets with a carrying handle.

The bucket also serves as a wash-bin, and I carry scrubbers, dish soap etc with the water bottles).

Takes up the same space but gives you more options as a dedicated "water jug" — and 2 liter bottles are easy to find and wash out. I've got close to 50 gallons of stored water in 2 liter bottles in my basement on any given day.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: TexasGirl on September 03, 2013, 07:47:23 PM
I have a pair of the same jugs that TexasGirl has. They are great except I have found that they can't be stacked or stored sideways. The seam is not strong enough for that. They will leak. My current favorite is the high flow haz-mat storage jug (mark yours as WATER ONLY).

http://www.amazon.com/VP-Racing-Fuels-3512-Motorsport/dp/B003TTV972/ref=pd_sim_auto_1
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412JFFsqHAL.jpg)

Make sure to get the filler tube with it.
http://www.amazon.com/VP-Racing-Fuels-3044-Deluxe/dp/B005G5R5LQ/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544532&sr=8-41&keywords=gas+can
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kmclFrrcL._SX385_.jpg)

Also, I want to try the WaterBricks but haven't gotten around to it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-Container-Gallon-Portable-Stackable/dp/B0053GVRWQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544271&sr=8-8&keywords=water+storage

Can you tell I like Amazon?

Ummm...  I don't see where the hazmat jugs are safe for potable water.  The plastics might not be food grade, or they may not have used a food grade mold release agent.  I'm not big on lead tainted water. 

The jugs I've used are sound.  You can bounce them off a truck bed onto the pavement without bursting, and I've stood on them to reach something high (yeah, I know those are not OSHA approved activities.)

~TG
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on September 04, 2013, 09:36:39 AM
My personal preference for water is using empty 2 liter pop bottles because they never break, they are easy to manage, and I carry them 4 at a time inside of the square cat litter buckets with a carrying handle.

The bucket also serves as a wash-bin, and I carry scrubbers, dish soap etc with the water bottles).

Yeah, I was thinking of using milk crates, but a carrier that doubles as a wash tub might be nice.

EDIT: This might be interesting too: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=45283.0;topicseen

Ummm...  I don't see where the hazmat jugs are safe for potable water.

Yeah, I didn't see that either. Not a huge problem in an emergency, but not something I'd prefer if I know I'll be using them several times a year.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: bartsdad on September 04, 2013, 09:42:51 AM
I use an Igloo 7 gallon water jug like this one.

(http://www.benmeadows.com/images/regular/iGloo-Sturdy-Water-Jug-BEN-_i_lbw240532S.jpg)

Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate a replacement for it.  I've been toting this one around for 10 years or more.

Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-Corporation-Container-1402-Cooler/dp/B000K6HM6Y/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1378309278&sr=8-6&keywords=igloo+water+jug)
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: inconel710 on September 04, 2013, 10:57:15 AM
I've got one of the 7 gallon Reliance cubes.  My only problem with it has been that the fifth wheel plate in my truck bed popped a hole in it.  It's heavy - almost 60# when it's full, but I like the way the cap works.  The spigot is threaded into the cap, so you can reverse it and store the spigot inside the cube so can't be snapped off in transit.  Then you just unscrew it, reverse the cap and screw it back in for use.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: LICountryBoy on September 04, 2013, 11:04:56 AM
I have 6 of the following...
http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Jumbo-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B000GKDFH4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hg_4 (http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Jumbo-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B000GKDFH4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hg_4)

I would not recommend them. For storage they are ok but the spigot does leak a bit.

I bought them because K-Mart cleared them out for $2 each and I figured it was worth the risk.
7 Gallons is a bit heavy. I just keep them filled in my basement as an extra store of water.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on September 04, 2013, 11:23:32 AM
I would not recommend them. For storage they are ok but the spigot does leak a bit.

I remember reading posts by reviewers on Amazon who said that trimming off the flashing on the threads and spigots can stop the leaks, have you tried doing some trimming with a razor blade? I'd be curious if it helps.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: inconel710 on September 04, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
I remember reading posts by reviewers on Amazon who said that trimming off the flashing on the threads and spigots can stop the leaks, have you tried doing some trimming with a razor blade? I'd be curious if it helps.

I bought mine last year and haven't noticed a leakage problem.  However, I do turn the cube so the spigot is up when I'm not using it.  YMMV.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Adam B. on September 04, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
Quote
Yeah, I was thinking of using milk crates, but a carrier that doubles as a wash tub might be nice.

The plastic buckets I carry them in just happen to be sized so 4 2 liter bottles sit EXACTLY in place, with no play, or space for anything other than what you can slip in the middle (bottle brush / scrub brush) and in the area near the top of the bucket. It was one of those lucky finds I suppose.

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7 Gallons is a bit heavy. I just keep them filled in my basement as an extra store of water.

The reason I use 2 liter bottles was because I used to have a water cooler for the 5-gallon jugs. I used to HATE carrying those jugs around — especially since I would return and exchange them 10 at a time. I hated just carrying one up from the basement to load onto the cooler — and could not imagine carrying them around on camp trips.

I was going to get a spigot system for them to bring camping (along with re-usable caps etc) — and just got rid of the whole setup, cooler and all once I started filling 2 liter bottles with my Berkey filter.

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I remember reading posts by reviewers on Amazon who said that trimming off the flashing on the threads and spigots can stop the leaks, have you tried doing some trimming with a razor blade? I'd be curious if it helps.

Just a thought — have you tried using thread tape on them to keep the threads from leaking? Probably more of a pain than it is worth, but there might me some sort of solution there.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: LICountryBoy on September 05, 2013, 07:14:44 AM
I haven't had an issue with the cap leaking. Just when I have had the spigot on in the "pour" position and not the storage position.
I haven't taken the time to check for burrs, now I will, since it hasn't been much of an issue as I have been using them for bulk storage and when I do use the water it's to water plants and such so I can rotate and I don't use the spigot.
One of these days I am going to look at a fix.

I also use 2 liter bottles for convenience and the price.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: ahmishwannabe on September 05, 2013, 10:05:55 AM
how are there not more jokes in response to this thread? You guys are way too mature for me.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Theswerd on September 05, 2013, 10:14:57 AM
how are there not more jokes in response to this thread? You guys are way too mature for me.


You may notice that a fair number of the ladies on this forum are also firearm friendly. Mature may not be the word...   8)
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: TexasGirl on September 05, 2013, 05:21:51 PM
You may notice that a fair number of the ladies on this forum are also firearm friendly. Mature may not be the word...

<--  carries a Glock because a 50 BMG prints too much.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on September 06, 2013, 06:59:33 AM
how are there not more jokes in response to this thread? You guys are way too mature for me.

i tried, but no one bit, figured i'd let the sleeping dog lie.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Adam B. on September 06, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
Quote
how are there not more jokes in response to this thread? You guys are way too mature for me.

I dropped one in an earlier post of the thread...

Just so I am not accused of not contributing my share.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Theswerd on September 06, 2013, 01:08:12 PM
Under more normal circumstances, I would milk it for all it's worth. But since I don't want to call down the wrath of the women on the board, I felt it was udderly ridiculous of me to joke about it.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Adam B. on September 06, 2013, 01:57:02 PM
Now I’m eagerly anticipating a thread on how to grow large melons over on the gardening section...
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: LICountryBoy on September 06, 2013, 02:24:54 PM
Under more normal circumstances, I would milk it for all it's worth. But since I don't want to call down the wrath of the women on the board, I felt it was udderly ridiculous of me to joke about it.

The people in this community are the breast. They are very considerate about other peoples feelings on the forum.

How low have we sunk.

Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Theswerd on September 06, 2013, 02:43:27 PM
The people in this community are the breast. They are very considerate about other peoples feelings on the forum.

How low have we sunk.


I think in this community we knead to get a feel for what is appropriate. Some of us just want to keep a breast of the relevant news, some of us want to find the pert-inent information for finding water containers, and others want to explore the bounds of proper humor.


Trying to fit that into one cup, or even two, is hard. Maybe that is why are Mods have so many sub forums. That way we each can nestle into a comfortable cushion with our fellows. It's kind of like walking into your favorite bra, you know who and what belongs in there and what is out of place.


Anyway, I guess my point(s) a-mounds to this: Knowing boundaries is important.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on September 06, 2013, 03:00:03 PM
+1 theswerd

Now I’m eagerly anticipating a thread on how to grow large melons over on the gardening section...

i should post some pictures as i have several large sets of melons in my garden right now. in fact they were so large that they started spilling out and now they're all over the place.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: archer on September 06, 2013, 04:51:11 PM
i dont know whether to lock this thread or let it keep going.... 
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on September 06, 2013, 05:08:00 PM
hey, we're still SFW, and i have abstained from posting the relevant pictures that i found for uh... research...

so i would plead with you to not bust up the developmental progress we are making. this thread is on it's way to reaching a firmly developed and well grounded solution regarding the best way to handle large and cumbersome jugs. some have also suggested that smaller jugs are more desirable, and in that way we are making sure we are not discriminating against any jugs, regardless of size, shape, or color.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on September 06, 2013, 09:44:03 PM
 :clap:

Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Bradbn4 on September 07, 2013, 08:41:26 AM
I am looking for a nice pair of jugs that don't leak if you freeze them.  These would be ideal upgrade for my freezer chest to cover short power outages. Also I can pull them out; toss them in a cooler for road trips.

For simple stuff I do keep a handful of those freezable blue cubes; very useful.  However; I am looking for something that is rugged; and dose double duty as in drinkable water.



Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: TexasGirl on September 07, 2013, 09:22:02 AM
I am looking for a nice pair of jugs that don't leak if you freeze them.  These would be ideal upgrade for my freezer chest to cover short power outages. Also I can pull them out; toss them in a cooler for road trips.

For simple stuff I do keep a handful of those freezable blue cubes; very useful.  However; I am looking for something that is rugged; and dose double duty as in drinkable water.

I keep a handful of the half liter drinking water bottles in the freezer for "grab and go" use.  These fit well in a small cooler.  The bottoms are typically indented which provides expansion space when frozen. Some bottles have been cycled dozens of times and none have failed.  Most are Ozarka brand, with the factory spring water still in them.  These are cheap, and drinkable in an emergency (once thawed of course).

~TG
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on September 07, 2013, 10:29:34 AM
so there we were, screaming along having a great time and usingas many innuendos and double meanings as we could and then:

I am looking for a nice pair of jugs that don't leak if you freeze them.  These would be ideal upgrade for my freezer chest to cover short power outages. Also I can pull them out; toss them in a cooler for road trips.

For simple stuff I do keep a handful of those freezable blue cubes; very useful.  However; I am looking for something that is rugged; and dose double duty as in drinkable water.

guess the fun had to end sometime...  :'(
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: riptide on September 07, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
Like Texas Girl, I keep a couple in the freezer to grab when wanted. They do get bumps when they are cold!  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Bradbn4 on September 08, 2013, 10:05:36 AM
Let's continue - searching out more valuable information on jugs...

I just blew out my old plastic pitcher doing the freeze; move to ice chest cycle...Which started my interest in some jugs that could be frozen.

While the smaller water bottles are nice when frozen over for smaller ice boxes I was hoping to find a set of jugs that were a few cups bigger.

I guess I could just go out and buy a case of water bottles and just freeze it up to help load up my freezer chest.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: ttubravesrock on September 08, 2013, 11:38:28 AM
Let's continue - searching out more valuable information on jugs...

I just blew out my old plastic pitcher doing the freeze; move to ice chest cycle...Which started my interest in some jugs that could be frozen.

While the smaller water bottles are nice when frozen over for smaller ice boxes I was hoping to find a set of jugs that were a few cups bigger.

I guess I could just go out and buy a case of water bottles and just freeze it up to help load up my freezer chest.
2 OR 3 Liter bottles should work well for this.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Bradbn4 on September 08, 2013, 11:51:23 AM
2 OR 3 Liter bottles should work well for this.

The only problem - and it's a good one to have. I don't buy soda, and I buy very little bottled water.  So what I was looking for is some commercial jugs without having to spend all of my one dollar bills.

Most of my co-workers fall into the same group; no bulk soda...I prefer good old fashion ice tea.  For one shot usage; I have been using some of the larger plastic cubs I get from fast food. 
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: TexasGirl on September 09, 2013, 09:19:00 PM
The only problem - and it's a good one to have. I don't buy soda, and I buy very little bottled water.  So what I was looking for is some commercial jugs without having to spend all of my one dollar bills.

Most of my co-workers fall into the same group; no bulk soda...I prefer good old fashion ice tea.  For one shot usage; I have been using some of the larger plastic cubs I get from fast food.

Well, if you just have to spend money, watch for one of those "99-cent 2-liter" soda specials, then dump the soda out.  At $1 each, they will still be cheaper than most empty commercial containers.

~TG
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: archer on September 10, 2013, 12:23:41 PM
Well, if you just have to spend money, watch for one of those "99-cent 2-liter" soda specials, then dump the soda out.  At $1 each, they will still be cheaper than most empty commercial containers.

~TG

very good point...
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: ttubravesrock on September 10, 2013, 12:34:42 PM
Well, if you just have to spend money, watch for one of those "99-cent 2-liter" soda specials, then dump the soda out.  At $1 each, they will still be cheaper than most empty commercial containers.

~TG

Or have a nice September cookout with your neighbors/friends. Buy a bunch of 2 Liter Sodas and feed them to everyone else. Then keep the bottles.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: archer on September 10, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
Or have a nice September cookout with your neighbors/friends. Buy a bunch of 2 Liter Sodas and feed them to everyone else. Then keep the bottles.

you are supposed to take care of your neighbours, not poison them ;)
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Crazy Fox on September 10, 2013, 01:22:51 PM
Well, if you just have to spend money, watch for one of those "99-cent 2-liter" soda specials, then dump the soda out.  At $1 each, they will still be cheaper than most empty commercial containers.

~TG

The Dollar Tree type stores usually carry the 3 liter bottles, but if the smaller ones are okay, you can find generic soda for as little as 55 cents per 2 liter with a coupon at a normal grocery store.

Based on my calculations, this option works pretty well, even if you just throw the soda away. Not counting what all that soda might do to your plumbing though :P
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Josh the Aspie on April 28, 2014, 12:26:23 PM
If you can find some bottles of just seltzer, that wouldn't be poisoning anyone.  You can just get some nice fizzyness.  In fact, they're generally healthier to use for tonic based drinks than actual tonic water.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: nkawtg on April 28, 2014, 12:35:06 PM
i see i came to this thread with the wrong impression...

So many times I see thread subjects and I just have to bite my tongue.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: theBINKYhunter on April 28, 2014, 04:42:51 PM
So many times I see thread subjects and I just have to bite my tongue.

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Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: LdMorgan on April 29, 2014, 09:51:57 AM
(Welcome...to the Cheap Side, young Luke!)

Okay, it's time to come out of the closet and admit I'm a little on the hyper-thrifty side.

I looked at water storage costs long ago, and decided I didn't want to pay more than the value of the water for the container it was stored in.

That was a real challenge, but I've solved it on several levels.

For camping, I dismissed commercial five gallon jugs because they were too heavy to handle easily, and very expensive.

Five years ago I proved by demonstration that re-using plastic milk jugs for water storage is harmless, as long as the milk was fresh at the time the jugs were thoroughly rinsed out.

(Note: Don't want to re-open that issue here--it's really a personal-choice thing.)

But plastic milk jugs are a little fragile, although they do have their uses when camping. 

For example: Why spend roughly $13.00 for one 5-gallon Super Solar Shower when 5 "free" one-gallon milk jugs tied up in a black plastic trash bag heat up just as well and are a LOT easier to handle, individually?  (Do the old shower nozzle with a flow valve trick, and your solar shower will cost you a total of about $2.00.)

And it's a lot harder to safely hang 35lbs seven feet in the air than 6lbs. I have found thru personal experience, BTW, that one gallon of hot water is quite adequate for a good shower, including when the ladies do their hair.

But, I digress.

The perfect camp jug, IMO, is free. It's a 1-gallon anti-freeze jug.

Yep: The same kind a lot of people use to carry extra radiator-water in their cars, just in case.

Anti-freeze jugs are super-sturdy, easy to carry, and (did I mention it?) free.

And, yes, anti-freeze is poisonous, so you shouldn't drink anti-freeze.

But it's also completely water soluble, so after about three simple rinses, there isn't any left in the jug.

(For the technically-minded out there, after exactly seven rinses, there will be not one molecule of antifreeze left in the jug. I learned that in kollige, 'way back when I studied radiation protection.)

And, of course, every subsequent shower constitutes another rinsing.

And, yes, you can safely use the well-rinsed jug for drinking water, as well as for shower water.

In fact, you can use them for holding almost any liquid, according to the needs of the moment. Just be consistent with your labeling, or use color-coded containers--anti-freeze jugs are available in a veritable rainbow of designer hues.

Zerex is available in tan or silver-grey, Prestone is good if you like bright yellow, or transparent. Peak is blue, and O'Reily brand is black or white. And Motorcraft is bright red. And let us not forget Everest brand, which is available is a truly bilious electric green.

I just wish somebody out there sold anti-freeze in a camo jug.

Or, better yet, gave them away for free.



Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: endurance on April 29, 2014, 09:52:37 AM
So many times I see thread subjects and I just have to bite my tongue.
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(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eIARuH0-x4Y/TKZNSjYma8I/AAAAAAAABoU/hswoeO3MWXo/s1600/bite-tongue.jpg)

Happy now?
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: MrThirteen on June 29, 2014, 12:03:59 AM
I came to the camping forum to get ideas for our upcoming camping trip that will be our trip out of California for good.  I have to admit I picked this thread first because of the well played subject line.  I am not a Karma adding type person, but I felt this original thread plus TexasGirl's first response worthy of giving some Karma points.

This thread, besides the entertainment value it had, has gotten me thinking how I am going to store water on this trip coming up.

I am thinking 2 ltr sodas might be the best way, but a commercial alternative may also work.  Thanks for the posts and links!
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: AvenueQ on June 29, 2014, 09:55:23 AM
2 liter bottles + milk crates from the thrift store (usually $2-$4) = great way to carry water for camping. Milk crates are useful for lots of other stuff around the house too.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: FarmerJim on July 09, 2014, 02:27:38 PM
Can't go wrong with an unused Jerry Can. Almost unbreakable and get the job done!
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Carl on July 10, 2014, 07:12:53 AM
Can't go wrong with an unused Jerry Can. Almost unbreakable and get the job done!

Just make sure you grab the correct one when trying for a late-night fireside shower.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: surfivor on June 13, 2015, 10:51:37 AM
I have a bunch of reliance containers. Some are narrow and good to jam behind a car seat, others are more flat and can sit in a truck bed.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPvHynJP9CKzdmM8Mkr3ITgTP_D9nX7mtEyelclg6Zz8BDi8RhZUdZQHIaMv5ysvp27r95lzOa&usqp=CAE)


https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11865573907936834026?q=reliance+water+containers&biw=1014&bih=434&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&tch=1&ech=1&psi=W118VaW-C4WlNqW8gMAF.1434213732364.3&prds=paur:ClkAsKraXyF0lW7_-v57xu9Ma7SrcWy7HdPVhmjA_iThTOAT3MS0HcxYmL6bsqxUEonmAgUkdgkTY3uJpoBJd_spRGDrzqKSRImmdkqk79-A6zbclbdZbLV0axIZAFPVH73yx-lEErVKhybB88Ife4CrFZouGA&ved=0CDoQpitqFQoTCMfD4r6OjcYCFcOhgAodojIAVw&ei=YF18VceTOsPDggSi5YC4BQ
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: armymars on June 14, 2015, 07:44:57 PM
OT    Do you have a coin. Heads or tails. Texas Girl I love your BMC prints to much.  My friend George carries a S&W 500 , 4" in winter.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: katunk on June 15, 2015, 02:12:18 PM
I have several of these and am happy with them.

http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-941003-Aqua-Tainer-Water-Container/dp/B0009RFMB6/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1434398916&sr=1-3&keywords=aquatainer (http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-941003-Aqua-Tainer-Water-Container/dp/B0009RFMB6/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1434398916&sr=1-3&keywords=aquatainer)
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Bradbn4 on June 15, 2015, 07:42:49 PM

Also, I want to try the WaterBricks but haven't gotten around to it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-Container-Gallon-Portable-Stackable/dp/B0053GVRWQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1377544271&sr=8-8&keywords=water+storage

Can you tell I like Amazon?

These water bricks are not too bad; they do stack, and they are easier to use than a 50 gal barrel.
Quite useful for the shorter term water issues most folks have.  only very small issue is the
handles can come off when you set the bricks down. - no big issue - takes seconds to put them
back on.

Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: ttubravesrock on June 16, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
These water bricks are not too bad; they do stack, and they are easier to use than a 50 gal barrel.
Quite useful for the shorter term water issues most folks have.  only very small issue is the
handles can come off when you set the bricks down. - no big issue - takes seconds to put them
back on.

I actually bought two of them. For storage, they work GREAT. However, getting the lids on and off and pouring is difficult. The shape of the container should be flat across with the lid protruding from the top, but they have the middle portion with the lid embedded.
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: armymars on June 16, 2015, 06:27:11 PM
  I was just thinking, someone said they were a "ice tea sort of guy". So why not buy some Trade Winds tea. The bottle is of heaver plastic. Made for food, and you can drink the tea. Should last for several uses. 
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: FrostyNoobcicle on June 16, 2015, 07:53:05 PM
I really like these Nalgene canteens. I have used them on backpacking and canoeing multiple day excursions. I have had no problems with durability.
The best part in my opinion is they collapse very small when empty for packing out.

http://www.amazon.com/Nalgene-96-Ounce-Mouth-Canteen-Bottle/dp/B000BS0AR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434505366&sr=8-1&keywords=nalgene+collapsible+canteen

Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: Bradbn4 on June 30, 2015, 05:50:33 AM
I actually bought two of them. For storage, they work GREAT. However, getting the lids on and off and pouring is difficult. The shape of the container should be flat across with the lid protruding from the top, but they have the middle portion with the lid embedded.

You can get a replacement lid that does have a water spout attached to make pouring easier.

http://www.waterbrick.org/product.php?productid=14
Title: Re: Looking for a nice pair of jugs...
Post by: BriGy86 on June 30, 2015, 07:31:13 AM
I have about 10 of these.  My family has several that have lasted many years.  We bring water up to our cabin in them.  1 or 2 can last a weekend with 2-4 people.  You can get them on amazon, at Fleet Farm stores or other brick and mortar places.

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer

http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Aqua-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435670601&sr=8-1&keywords=aqua+tainer

Looks like they come in 7, 6, and 4 gallons. The Vent cap screws in, instead of a plug that can easily come out.  And the spigot is reversible on the cap for storage. 8 of them stack into a cube nicely.  I wouldn't want to go over 2 high due to weight though.

Let me know if you want better pictures.