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Old 01-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #43
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Last year I switched from the jug toting and storing thing to the 45 gallon bladder and pump method. I LOVE IT! Don't know why I never did it before!

No lifting and stores much more easily than even a single 6 gal jug, let alone two.


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Old 01-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #44
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We also use the 45 gal. water bladder and a drill pump. The drill pump is small, lightweight, inexpensive (approx $20) and powered by our cordless drill. Keeps us from worrying about additional batteries and/or another motor to maintain. Have found the drill pump very easy to use since we don't have to plug it into a 12v socket.


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Old 01-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #45
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I've thought about this, but haven't gotten as "high tech" as some of you. I'm using the "keep it simple, stupid" method ... (my wife always recommends that I use that sort of method!) No transfer pump, batteries to run down, etc. I just use gravity and patience.

I rely upon the blue Aquatainers ... but I just bought a hose barb that screws into the cap where the spigot usually goes. Attach a small food-grade vinyl hose, put the "jug" on tailgate or picnic table, etc., run the hos a little way down the water inlelt's fill tube, and go have a beer. Few minutes later, the water's in the tank and all is good once again.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
I ended up getting a Moeller Scepter jerry-can like arrangement but haven't used it yet: Moeller Scepter Water Can (5-Gallon): Sports & Outdoors

I think the spout will make this work out OK without a table or pump.
Once again we were camped last fall for 7 weekends at the location where there is no vehicle accessible on-site water. Probably the last year for us but we'll see.

The Moeller Scepter can works very well. With its shape, the vent, and the flexible spout, it can be poured rapidly into the freshwater fill port without the use of pumps, or hoses. It empties fast enough that I don't feel like I need a table there to use it. The disadvantages are that it's not collapsible and it sits high enough that it won't fit under some low-to-the-ground spigots.

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