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Old 02-02-2012   #1
 
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Water Jugs/cans

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.

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These are great strong and cheap! Better than the old rubbermaids we all remember!
Amazon.com: Moeller Scepter Water Can (5-Gallon): Sports & Outdoors
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Uh oh, act fast, they have 2 left right now!
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Fan of the 2.5 cans. Easier to lug to camp, easier to move around the boat to control balance as load changes during a long multi day.
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Roto pax rock.

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Hadn't seen these. They look pretty awesome. After the floor gets fixed and the new firepan and the .....well I hope to get some soon.
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Those Roto pax look really cool, but they are pricey. There mounting system could create some interesting options.

I have only seen the scepter 2.5 gal jugs, does anyone have a different brand that they recommend?
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that way no draining is needed, and you have 5 gal of emergency water if needed.
Yeah but how you gonna keep the ice in the jug if you don't drain it into the cooler every morning. (rolleyes)

I've got a 7.5 bottle and it was the dumbest purchasing mistake i've ever made. 5 gals or less!!!
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These are great strong and cheap! Better than the old rubbermaids we all remember!
Amazon.com: Moeller Scepter Water Can (5-Gallon): Sports & Outdoors
I wish they had a side handle on them, like the Rubbermaids do.

Anybody know of a large water container that does?
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Hadn't seen these. They look pretty awesome. After the floor gets fixed and the new firepan and the .....well I hope to get some soon.
I don't have one either, but it is on the list!
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