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Good for emergency water storage
on December 28, 2011
I got these to store an emergency supply of water just in case we were to lose our water supply for a few days. They are designed so they easily stacked on top of each other when they are sitting upright and actually fit together. The spigot can be stored inside the container until needed. They are made in Canada so at least you don't have to worry about if they are contaminated with some chemical like if they were made in China (they put lead in our children's toys so I doubt they worry too much about our water containers) and they are also BPA free which is a big plus.
I got mine, filled it up and it didn't leak which is about the best thing you can say about a water container. It appears to be of good quality construction and material. I only have two minor complaints. You store the spigot inside by screwing it off the outside of the cap and then screwing it on the inside of the cap. This leaves the inside of the spigot fully exposed to the outside environment when stored. It's not a huge deal, but it would be nice if they gave you a cap so you could cover that hole to keep out dirt and other contaminants. Also, the small air hole in the top of the container is plugged with a piece of plastic. It is very tight when it is plugged, but I think it would be more secure if they had designed it to screw on just to make sure it does not come loose (especially since you might also use this to haul water in a car and in could get bounced around a bit). These are both very minor issues, though, and overall I think this is a very good container.
**UPDATE 6/16/2012** - I just went on a trip to Death Valley and decided I'd better pack some extra water in the car just in case I ended up broke down somewhere so I packed one of these in the back of my SUV. The total trip was about a week and included driving over 50 miles on a washboard gravel road to see the Racetrack Playa (and I mean every foot of the road was really washboard). Even after all that bouncing around plus a few other shorter washboard roads the container held up. If it can bounce around in the back of my SUV for a few hours on rough roads plus ride around normal driving for a week and still hold up with no leaking I would say it's pretty well made.