Scepter Military Water Can 10L BLUE
Manufactured to Original Military Spec!
Scepter Military Water Cans are the real deal folks not cheap knock off military water cans.
The longevity of a MWC - being plastic - is 15 years and beyond, and during that period there is no risk of plastic leaching into the water. In principle, the water can should be for transport and short term storage.
Keeping in mind temperature when storing will have an impact on the longevity of a clean water supply.
Weight: 3.23 lbs
fits almost three gallons, yet small enough for your lady to carry around. not heavy and awkward like the 5-6 gallon jugs can be. Keep in mind to really twist caps on tight to avoid a slow drip. I am pleased with these jugs and Lexington has the best prices i could find.
I enjoy private rafting trips on whitewater rivers in the western United States. Every boatman needs to bring his or her share of potable water for cooking, cleaning dishes, and quenching thirst. These 10 liter containers are extremely well made and much easier to carry than the 5-gallon jugs I used to wrestle with. You can't beat the price at Lexington Container Company and they shipped my order for free. I recommend this product and this company.
These 2.5 gallon water cans are the perfect size for carrying one in each hand. And they are not only heavily built but also precision molded to high quality standards which has yielded great fitting lids and good water tight seals in a milaterry grade container. I read online that some people thought the lids fit too tightly but I diddnt have any trouble at all, if you are an adult male you shouldn't need the cap wrench, but I don't think my wife could get them on all the way without the cap wrench, or back off once tightened for that matter. I don't really have a need to open the large caps except for cleaning so it's not an issue anyhow.
I also really like detail of the latching click lock on the large lid so you know you have gotten it on all the way.
There is a nice indent on the bottom of the container for your second hand when two hand pouring, and the containers are solid colored so there shouldn't be any uv encouraged growth inside the container from sitting in sunlight.
All in all these are really well thought out containers that are worth every penny and should last a lifetime.
Ps: did I mention they are BPA free! Yes they are.
Rafting the Colorado River is an epic experience but it is extremely hard on your gear. My last trip down was an August launch and it was very hot, so having a water jug that didn't leak and could stand up to the beatings that are taken through some of the biggest rapids in the US are critical. In my book that was the true test for these puppies!!!! Passed with flying colors, so much so that I just bought another one - I now own five of them. They are easy to carry (I like the smaller size) as they are not super heavy to haul up to camp when they are full. They strap down to a raft easy, they don't leak and they are sturdy. Highly recommended!!!
I have the 20L cans for about 3 years now and that thing has gone strong through all four seasons from camping , hunting and fishing. I've put that thing through a lot of abuse and aside from a few scruffs and scratches it continues to be extremely durable. I purchased the 10L to keep in the house for daily drinking/cooking water here In PHX AZ so it primarily stays in the kitchen. This can is lighter and my wife can use it with ease. i know this can will hold up forever. Shipping is fast, I ordered this on Friday and received Wednesday. This can is well built just like its older brother.
Researched water cans on line. Finally found these. Needed to get smaller than 5 gallons. These are made very smart and very well made. Going camping out on a jeep trail tomorrow and bringing one out for the first time. People gonna want to know where we got these. Inquiring minds and all. I'm gonna tell them.
I bought two of these 10L cans for family car camping (4 and a dog). 20L total is plenty of water for drinking, washing, and putting out the fire after 2 - 3 days.
When people first lift these empty, they do note how heavy they are (because they are used to thin, plastic standard water cans from camping stores). The blue color is perfect to signify the contents. Comfortable to carry, stackable, and easy to pour.
Cons: The caps need to be tighter than is reasonable by hand, but Lexington was out of the wrenches when I placed my order. Consequently, my cans leaked on the way up the mountain to camp. Also, it would be useful to have an indent or handle towards the back like the handle on the top to make pouring a bit handier. Finally, the little cap you unscrew to pour hangs in the way when you pour, so you have to hold it back with your second hand. It would be great if that cap somehow clipped back out of the way when you open the cap to pour water.
I got to use these on a San Jun river trip last May, and just bought two for my own camping kit. They are sturdy and work well and are convenient to fill and to use.
Built to last forever these Scepter 2.5 gallon water containers are a excellent product! Would recommend these to all as they so much better then water containers you find at the big box stores and hunting/fishing stores.