Here ya go SP:
5-Gallon Water Jug
This is a discussion on Suggestions for 5 Gallon Water Containers for Long-Term Storage within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; 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 ...
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.
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.
Last edited by sideKahr; 09-01-2016 at 08:00 PM.
Ooooooh those stacking ones are sweet. Any idea where they come from?
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.
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.
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.