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Been slowly trying to increase the reserve. (Though wife mentioned she is up to a solar option last night). I am appalled at the cost of 5 gal cans. What does INGO say for most effective spending of dollars? Not cheapest, not best... most bang for dollar?
 

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Been slowly trying to increase the reserve. (Though wife mentioned she is up to a solar option last night). I am appalled at the cost of 5 gal cans. What does INGO say for most effective spending of dollars? Not cheapest, not best... most bang for dollar?
Most of the “NATO”Jerrycans are JUNK. There are still good ones, but they come at a price, and it’s expensive. Rotomold or some such company is making carb compliant “NATO”ish cans, but they aren’t cheap either. My last 4 I bought from SOE gear and they were like $225, but we’re the real deal with protected welds and such. SOE hasn’t ran these in a bit though.
 

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Jegs or summit. 5 gal. poly jugs. These are the ones racers use. We did. And we still do. They stash away readily and the positive seal on the lid is serious. Fuel will keep for a long time especially if you StayBil it.
Yes there are a few bucks but some of mine are from 1998 and still viable. You get what you pay for.

These.
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80213/10002/-1
 

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Whatever the store Big R is called now had 5 gal cans in their ad last week. Someone who lives closer to one May know the new name.

found it. It’s called stock+field now. 5 gal cans are $9.99
 

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Whatever the store Big R is called now had 5 gal cans in their ad last week. Someone who lives closer to one May know the new name.

found it. It’s called stock+field now. 5 gal cans are $9.99

Cans as in steel.....not a good idea for long term storage.
 

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Jegs or summit. 5 gal. poly jugs. These are the ones racers use. We did. And we still do. They stash away readily and the positive seal on the lid is serious. Fuel will keep for a long time especially if you StayBil it.
Yes there are a few bucks but some of mine are from 1998 and still viable. You get what you pay for.

These.
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80213/10002/-1

I have four of the Jegs in my cart right now. Considering getting a fifth one to actually use to fill the mowers and such. I need to get off my backside and order them already.
 

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I have four of the Jegs in my cart right now. Considering getting a fifth one to actually use to fill the mowers and such. I need to get off my backside and order them already.

I opted for the fill neck kit. We had made our own but over the years it became a bit hard to use. I like the valve.
If you are adept with tools you ban make your own with a trip to the plumbing section at the hardware store. The caps have a 3/4" FPT in them.
 

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Looked at one, but without a valve. I figured I would remove it for storage, but if I get one for the mowers and such maybe I should rethink it.

Putting one together with parts I have is an option for sure.

I see a hose bender. Might work to keep the floppy hose pointed in the right direction?
 

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Looked at one, but without a valve. I figured I would remove it for storage, but if I get one for the mowers and such maybe I should rethink it.

Putting one together with parts I have is an option for sure.

I see a hose bender. Might work to keep the floppy hose pointed in the right direction?

That hose is fairly strong. Not floppy at all. The 5 can be a bear when full. Get a smaller jug and fill it from the 5. The valve helps adjust how much fuel is dispensed. Makes it controllable.

It seems like a bit to get set up but once there it is Cadillac. Easy to haul and refill the empty's etc.
 

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Jegs or summit. 5 gal. poly jugs. These are the ones racers use. We did. And we still do. They stash away readily and the positive seal on the lid is serious. Fuel will keep for a long time especially if you StayBil it.
Yes there are a few bucks but some of mine are from 1998 and still viable. You get what you pay for.

These.
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80213/10002/-1

reasonable price. Thanks
 

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Jegs or summit. 5 gal. poly jugs. These are the ones racers use. We did. And we still do. They stash away readily and the positive seal on the lid is serious. Fuel will keep for a long time especially if you StayBil it.
Yes there are a few bucks but some of mine are from 1998 and still viable. You get what you pay for.

These.
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80213/10002/-1

I like where your heads at Church
 

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So I am having one of those mornings. Can’t find the fill neck kit or whatever to pour from these cans. My search foo is not working today. Can you help?

If you ask for 5 gallon gas jugs on the home page of Jegs you will see them in the listing.
 

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Researching this awhile back led me to believe that if you go the metal 20L/5 Gal NATO Jerry Can route, Wavian/Valpro brand cans made in Latvia are the best quality route. This influenced my thinking: https://www.reddit.com/r/overlandin...ry_can_compilation_post_what_to_look_for_and/

The best price I have seen for them is British Atlantic: https://www.roverparts.com/search/nato-can/; $45 each, save $10 if you buy four at once, and they have the traditonal cammed lid sealing mechanism.

Of course these are not "fuel" cans because the do not have the EPA approved vapor-reducing-lids-that-don't-work worth-a-damn-and-spill-more-gas-than-the-traditional-style-lids-thus-causing-more-pollution-than-ever. Not that I'm bitter. So they are "non-potable water" cans.

The 5 gal fuel jugs on the Jegs site and are about half the price of the nato cans...but I am suspicious of plastic anything in Texas heat. Even in storage sheds summertime temps can cause such gas expansion that plastic containers I have seen will force gas out the lid eventually. But if they work for Churchmouse in Indiana, where you are, then that's a deal.
 

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Researching this awhile back led me to believe that if you go the metal 20L/5 Gal NATO Jerry Can route, Wavian/Valpro brand cans made in Latvia are the best quality route. This influenced my thinking: https://www.reddit.com/r/overlandin...ry_can_compilation_post_what_to_look_for_and/

The best price I have seen for them is British Atlantic: https://www.roverparts.com/search/nato-can/; $45 each, save $10 if you buy four at once, and they have the traditonal cammed lid sealing mechanism.

Of course these are not "fuel" cans because the do not have the EPA approved vapor-reducing-lids-that-don't-work worth-a-damn-and-spill-more-gas-than-the-traditional-style-lids-thus-causing-more-pollution-than-ever. Not that I'm bitter. So they are "non-potable water" cans.

The 5 gal fuel jugs on the Jegs site and are about half the price of the nato cans...but I am suspicious of plastic anything in Texas heat. Even in storage sheds summertime temps can cause such gas expansion that plastic containers I have seen will force gas out the lid eventually. But if they work for Churchmouse in Indiana, where you are, then that's a deal.
Those are the good ones.
 

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Researching this awhile back led me to believe that if you go the metal 20L/5 Gal NATO Jerry Can route, Wavian/Valpro brand cans made in Latvia are the best quality route. This influenced my thinking: https://www.reddit.com/r/overlandin...ry_can_compilation_post_what_to_look_for_and/

The best price I have seen for them is British Atlantic: https://www.roverparts.com/search/nato-can/; $45 each, save $10 if you buy four at once, and they have the traditonal cammed lid sealing mechanism.

Of course these are not "fuel" cans because the do not have the EPA approved vapor-reducing-lids-that-don't-work worth-a-damn-and-spill-more-gas-than-the-traditional-style-lids-thus-causing-more-pollution-than-ever. Not that I'm bitter. So they are "non-potable water" cans.

The 5 gal fuel jugs on the Jegs site and are about half the price of the nato cans...but I am suspicious of plastic anything in Texas heat. Even in storage sheds summertime temps can cause such gas expansion that plastic containers I have seen will force gas out the lid eventually. But if they work for Churchmouse in Indiana, where you are, then that's a deal.

These are common among the racers. They usually live in the trailers in blistering summer heat. I have had 1 leak on me and it was in a box that had been hurt during transit. It looked OK until I filled it up. It had been hurt. Jegs replaced right away.
I have well over 20 of these full of full. How many over 20 is a security matter.....:shady:
 

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The 5 can be a bear when full. Get a smaller jug and fill it from the 5. The valve helps adjust how much fuel is dispensed. Makes it controllable.

A little bit of shameless self promotion here... but it sounds like you guys might like to get a jiggler pump to use with those monsters. Especially CM sitting on, what he has neither confirmed nor denied could be, over 100 gallons of gas to pour out of 5 gallon cans. That would be an FML and FM back moment if I ever had to do that. I don't even like doing it for 5 gallons...

[video=youtube_share;hmuGpBlzGes]https://youtu.be/hmuGpBlzGes[/video]

Of course these are not "fuel" cans because the do not have the EPA approved vapor-reducing-lids-that-don't-work worth-a-damn-and-spill-more-gas-than-the-traditional-style-lids-thus-causing-more-pollution-than-ever. Not that I'm bitter. So they are "non-potable water" cans.

A little more shameless self promotion....

[video=youtube_share;_CLJ4pdWj-Y]https://youtu.be/_CLJ4pdWj-Y[/video]
 
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