After years of lugging 7 gal. jugs around, dealing with leaking jugs, and wearing holes in a few jugs, I am ready to get some new ones. I have been looking at some 5 gal Scepter/LCI mil spec jugs. I have also seen a cheaper jug from Reliance called the Rhino that is supposed to be heavy duty. Does anyone have any comments on these, and if it is worth the extra money for the mil spec jugs? I am also looking at some of the 2.5 gal jugs, so if you have any suggestions on those I would also appreciate them.
I am planning on using one of the 5 gal jugs to freeze and use as my ice block in my cooler (frozen in stages to keep from splitting the jug), that way no draining is needed, and you have 5 gal of emergency water if needed.
The smaller jugs are great to carry up to camp, and then I would refill them in the morning from the big ones left on the raft.