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Suggestions for 5 Gallon Water Containers for Long-Term Storage

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    Suggestions for 5 Gallon Water Containers for Long-Term Storage

    Greetings All,

    I am currently in the market to purchase 5 gallon water containers to use to build up a 30 day long-term stock of water (120-150 gallons total). My choice of using 5 gallon containers, instead of 55 gallon drums, is based on the space that I have to store the water and wanting the keep the containers light enough to move by multiple members of the family.

    I would love any suggestions people could give me for high quality yet reasonably priced 5 gallon water containers. The best one that I have been able to find so far is the one pictured below (from Coleman); it's available from Walmart for $13. Does anyone have any suggestions that are of higher quality or lower price?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Here ya go SP:

    5-Gallon Water Jug
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    These are similiar, but they stack, which is nice. You can put 60 gallons into a space 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 foot. Check Amazon.

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    Ooooooh those stacking ones are sweet. Any idea where they come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Watchman View Post
    Here ya go SP:

    5-Gallon Water Jug

    A_Watchman,

    Thanks a ton! Those look great and are a better price point.

    Do you (or anyone else) have any wisdom on blue colored vs white plastic/somewhat transparent containers? I will be treating them and storing them in a crawlspace that seldom gets light and wrapped in a tarp. Again, thanks in advance for any expertise.

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    Check out the stackable water bricks on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-henscheli View Post
    Ooooooh those stacking ones are sweet. Any idea where they come from?
    They are "Samson Stackers", available on Amazon.
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    No light is the key criteria, if you are using clear containers. Cover them with a tarp if you have to. I use 55 gallon barrels made for water storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    These are similiar, but they stack, which is nice. You can put 60 gallons into a space 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 foot. Check Amazon.

    https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/a...-podcast-1.jpg

    sideKahr,

    Those do look really nice. I found some on Amazon that I think look identical to your pic. Can you confirm that? They are a bit pricey but they look REALLY high quality in terms of being sturdy. Let me know.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Stackable-Con...ter+containers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    They are "Samson Stackers", available on Amazon.

    found the samsonstackers. Thanks for the help!!!

    https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Stacke...amson+stackers
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