Reliance Aqua Tainer portable drinking water containers. A 7 gallon water jug with a unique spout / spigot.
Awhile ago (years ago actually), I had researched and checked reviews while looking for good quality heavy duty portable drinking water containers. I decided on the Aqua-Tainer.
One that I could use while camping or RV’ing, as well as for hauling water from one place to another. One that also can simply set on a table with a convenient spout / spigot.
Here’s what I settled on…
7-Gallon Water Container
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7 Gallon Water Jug
One reason I chose this particular water container was for it’s capacity, 7 gallons.
It’s about a foot-square, 15 inches tall. Heavy duty container.
There’s a screw-on vent and a hideaway self-storing spout / spigot for water dispensing. Nice feature.
Even though when filled it will weigh more than other lesser capacity water containers, I can handle the full 7 gallon container at 56-pounds (water weighs about 8 pounds a gallon). Why do I like the larger capacity? Because it’s fewer trips back to the water source!
I also use a portable folding hand-truck dolly cart for transport when needed. Makes it LOTS easier! A good example is while camping. Lugging water from the nearest water spigot back to your site. I’ve had this one for many years and have used it for all sorts of things:
And, the old ‘rule-of-thumb’… minimum 1 gallon of water, per person, per day, for survival… Having 7 gallons provides a one-week supply (bare minimum).
Reliance Aqua Tainer Spigot Design
I also like the Aquatainer spigot design.
It uniquely fits inside the cap for storage. This prevents it from becoming lost while also being protected from damage when 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.
Aqua Tainer Spout Replacement
Note: It’s a good idea to have a spare Spigot Assembly:
Wide Mouth Water Opening
I also like this model water container because of its wide mouth opening. This makes it easier for filling. It’s also easier 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
The container is made of heavy duty material (another reason that I chose it). I’ve used this one for years and I can vouch for the fact that the food-grade plastic is thick and sturdy. No leaks.
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 and preparedness.
Even if you live near a water source, you will still need to be able to collect and transport it to your home, and the jugs and containers for doing that.
There are all sorts of good water containers to choose from, and this particular Reliance Aqua-Tainer is one of the many good choices that you might consider for drinking water containers.