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Reliance 3 gal. Desert Patrol water jug
on May 1, 2011
I've bought a few of these in the past and they're pretty good jugs. I bought the last ones for a friend's birthday and another for myself. I use these for hunt/camping trips and also river trips because they are not big and bulky. Even though you have a filtration system for the river, you want to carry a few jugs of water and my river friends like to carry these on their rafts and I've carried them on my inflatable kayak because they have kind of a slender design and fit in the smaller nooks and crannies. They're pretty tough and get handled rather roughly but stand up well to the abuse. They can get dented a little on the corners because the material is not as thick as I would like, thus the 4 star rating. The only other downside I can see with this jug is there is a spout cap that you put on the spout when it is in use to keep out dirt, etc. and it just snaps on and can get lost easily if you don't keep tabs on it. If it had a line to keep it attached to the main spout, it would be better and less likely to get lost but I guess you could rig something yourself with a string. Overall, it's a good jug and I've used them for probably 20 years. I can never find this small size in any stores, locally or otherwise, only the 5 gal. size. I've always had to order this 3 gal. size on line. Amazon had a real good price and they have fast service.