Reliance Desert Patrol Water Container
The slim design of this container makes it easy to pack in our trailer. We use this to top up the fresh water tank when we're at a Provincial Park. The spout makes it easy to pour into tank, but of course it is pretty heavy when full so that's awkward. We've been very happy with it and need to get another one to save on the trips to the tap.
July 21, 2010
I bought two of these containers a few years ago and they've done a great job. They are much easier to work with than the round canisters because they fit very well in tight spaces. They're also much easier to carry than other water jugs as they have quite a large handle that is easy to grip. They can be a bit difficult to manuever because of their weight, but I've usually solved this issue by elevating the jug (usually by placing it on top of the picnic table at the campsite). It also looks like the fitting on the top of this water jug is the same as the other Reliance products, so it will accomodate some of the manual water pumps built for those jugs, too. I'll likely buy a couple more of these for the big camping trips I have planned later this year.
April 1, 2008
I had two of these and stored water...just in case (for that big flood, earthquake etc)
They were stored indoors standing up just like in the picture shown.
They both buckled in the bottom portion and the stress resulted in small cracks that leaked.
Luckily I found the wet carpet around it before all the water leaked out.
Into the recycling bin the next day!
I then went out and got the Reliance 5 gallon jugs and have had no problems.
Take your chances if you buy these.
March 26, 2008
Very useful with its thin shape design. Only issue is no tap option, it is not easy to pour the water out when it is full tank.
February 3, 2008
Perfect for camping.
I use mine when camping and ATVing and it works great. Very rugged plastic and it doesn't leak. The shape of this canister makes it better suited for modular packing and securing. Which is important when space is limited.
January 30, 2008