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carrying water

Postby 4OFUS » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:05 pm

We are debating at the moment how to carry our drinking water into the outback
I hate that plastic taste from the big containers like a jerry can. The metal ones seem very heavy when you fill up with 20l of water.
I have thought about having seperate drinking water and for tea ( nice water) in say 2 l bottles and then some plastic jerry cans for other uses.
We are camping in a tent, so dont have seperate water tanks etc.

What do others do?
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Re: carrying water

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:42 pm

I'd grab a few 10L containers from the drinks section in woolies for drinking water and just use a Jerry can of your choice for washing up and everything else.
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Re: carrying water

Postby Woodsy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:14 pm

Thats what we did when we went to Mungo. We bought a big container from coles of water with the little tap on it like a goon bag and used a 20L plastic jerry can with water from home for washing up etc... Was easy.
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Re: carrying water

Postby Titch » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:08 pm

We use the large bottles from safeway when away with our tent.( you can reuse them, taps pull of them ;) )
As we take a large(60 lt) Esky, we freeze one or 2 and use it for cooling and water back up.
Esky for drinks,Waeco for leafe type food.
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Re: carrying water

Postby Chris-Vi » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:26 pm

We went outback last year and carried way to much drinking water with us. Everywhere we pulled up for fuel or a beer was selling water. In the end we just bought 10 litres as we went. It wasn't a problem. :cheers
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Re: carrying water

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:34 am

I always carry my drinking water separate, even in the camper. On board water is for general use, carried water for drinking.

I am a very fussy tea drinker and keep water from home just for tea making. It is not that it is necessarily better, it is just what I am used to.

If on your return journey you find you have too much drinkling water left then you can always use it for general water rather than carrying it home.

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Re: carrying water

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:52 pm

I just watched an old episode of the Leyland bro's. Their tip is to add cordial to your drink.

My tip is to drink the pale ale :beer
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Re: carrying water

Postby Blue Bravo » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:07 pm

I found that the water in the cardboard cartons were the way to go. They packed square, and I froze the baldders when not quite empty to fill the space in the Waeco as food etc dwindled. The cardboard went into a recycling bin or on a fire. Black and Gold brand seemed best value for money.
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Re: carrying water

Postby HGMonaro » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:09 pm

I agree with Glenn, the 'casks' are very user friendly.

However, we generally use 20L plastic jerries and don't have any issue with tainted taste. Need to fill them direct from the tap or with a food grade hose (we use the one from our camper). Our camper has a 60L tank and that's been fine too. We usually have two 5L 'Willow' containers in the car as an emergency supply as we might do a day trip away from the camper. With the 20l Jerries, I'll empty one into the camper tank as soon as we've used enough and fill with river/bore water to use for washing up (if available). I have them numbered and keep track of what has 'swamp' water in it. We wash them all when we get home.

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Re: carrying water

Postby Komodo » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:58 pm

20L cubes for me.

Wash them out with bicarb and vinegar first to remove any flavours
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