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Old 07-15-2016   #11
 
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We've been using water bricks. 4 per boat. Lots of strapping options, easy to carry. The only down side so far is that tapping water out of them is not the best option. We bring along a 2.5 gallon blue jug to decant into.

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Have you tried one of these? https://amzn.com/B008MB3IXU
Yes - I didn't want to get into it but yea - we have those. The issue is really with the design of the bricks. They have a lip on them that prevent a fair bit of the water from coming out without a) tipping it significantly or b) turning the whole brick upside down and shaking it.

So, we're decided the best way to really use them is just as water carriers and I use the 2.5gal Reliance container around camp as the container to dish out water.
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We've been using water bricks. 4 per boat. Lots of strapping options, easy to carry. The only down side so far is that tapping water out of them is not the best option. We bring along a 2.5 gallon blue jug to decant into.

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So are those bricks sturdy enough to sit on, like the Geri cans? Thanks!
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Sit, stand etc. but they are keyed so one side may not be as comfortable and they are directional so you want to load them wide side up and down. They are actually intended to build structures out of. Our use is actually secondary.


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Old 07-25-2016   #15
 
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Cap size?

Are there any owners out there that can tell me the size of the cap? Or something comparable/same size?
I am looking to buy one and want to attach a camelback/hypration hose to it...
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Old 07-25-2016   #16
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Slow day at work, and Schutzie is bored, so some thoughts on water carriers;
First, this isn't rocket science. A water jug has to be tough, seal tight, and fit nicely into the odd corner of the raft. It should be made of (non cancer causing) plastic.
The good old stand by Gerry can, available for less than $20 just about anywhere served me well in commercial use. On this item Schutzie takes the "if it ain't broke don't fiddle with it" approach.

We also took advantage of the Gott freeze bottles that screwed into the cooler lid; each one held about a quart of liquid. On one Grand Canyon trip we calculated that we had 6 gallons of water in those freeze bottles, and the only thing better than cracking one of them when the temp was over 100 was the free beers a Western Guide handed to me after we'd been out for 2 days.

It would take more than a lot of ways to tie a water jug down, and the ability to sit on the thing, for me to justify $85 or even $55. That is, unless it comes filled with one's favorite beverage.

Just something to think about ..........
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Good Scepter prices




http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/Military-Water-Cans.html

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Good Scepter prices




http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/Military-Water-Cans.html

Thanks for the heads up! 3 ordered.
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Another source Not Scepter but a little cheaper.

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Gear Heads in Moab sells the extra spout and cap . Buy a few extra , ask me how I know .
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