By Ken Jorgustin
Awhile ago, I had researched and checked reviews while looking for a good quality heavy duty drinking water storage container, one that I could use while camping or RV’ing, and one which I could feel comfortable with keeping a number of them in the house for backup while also being able to handle it for bug-out, etc., (water is heavy). Here’s what I settled on…
Reliance Aqua-Tainer Rigid Water Container
I settled on the Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container.
7-Gallons Water Storage
One reason for choosing this particular container was it’s larger-than-typical size, 7 gallons. Although I was initially looking for a 5-gallon heavy duty water container (40-pounds filled), I can still handle this 7-gallon container at 56-pounds filled (water weighs 8 pounds a gallon). Having 7 gallons provides a one-week supply at the recommended water storage of 1-gallon per person per day.
I like this one because of its spigot design which uniquely fits inside the cap for storage, which prevents it from becoming lost and is protected from damage while in storage or transit. The silicone O-ring seal prevents any splash or drips while snug. Reversing the spigot for normal operation is simple, and the water flow spigot lever feels heavy duty and doesn’t drip.
Wide Mouth Water Opening
I also like this model water container because of its wide mouth opening, making it easier for filling and practical for dipping into – or getting in there to clean it; it just seemed like a better idea than a small opening and cap.
Heavy Duty Material
It’s heavy duty material is the final reason I chose the Reliance model Aqua-Tainer water container. After having purchased these, I can vouch for the fact that the food-grade plastic is thick and sturdy.
Here are a few photos showing how the spout fastens to the inside of the cap, and how simple it is to switch it to the outside of the cap for use.
Water should be your number-one priority for prepping.
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