Metal jerry cans

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  1. seamaster

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    I almost made another order of metal jerry cans but stopped myself! I sometimes carry one in my vehicle and being metal with a good seal it doesn't leak or smell.

    Seeing photos of the line of cars evacuating hurricane areas made me want more jerry cans!

    Who's got them, and who needs them, I'll send you the link?
     
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    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

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    Send the link. I want to get a few for my landcruiser, looking for the rear hitch bracket to carry them in.
     

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    I'll take that link
     
  4. seamaster

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    Here are the links,

    10L jerry can:
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC10
    This is the size I find most convenient, the 10L. It's not top heavy so it's more stable in the trunk or back of the truck, and the weight is manageable.

    For you jeep guys, the 20L:
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20
    This size can feel a bit heavy. I'm a decent size guy and I would rather use the 10L. It seems every time I need to use one it's dark, the ground is uneven, I'm tired, etc.!

    The spout:
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC001
    This thing seals really well and the rigid pipe is long enough to open the filler flap. It comes with a mounting kit that clips this onto the 10L and 20L cans. Very convenient!

    I've not needed to replace seals even after 5 years, but I figure good to have, spare seals:
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC99K3

    I also bought a 5L and it's handy, but not my first choice for the vehicles, however, it is light and easy for my wife or kids to handle.

    For your first order, sign up and get the 10% off code.

    Anyway, these are the real deal. I have no affiliation with them other than I've been using these cans for about 5 years and found them to be excellent.
     
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    Check the deals at the bottom of the link pages because they have deals to buy 4 at once, or a can + spout, etc.
     
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    Nice update of the old "Jerry" can. Are these British or Dutch? Or German?
     
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    I have 5 or 6 old Jerry cans I've accumulated over the years at garage sales etc. I prefer plastic gas cans but Jerrys are cool.
     
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    pipedreams "Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens,"

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    Atlantic British Ltd.
     
  9. seamaster

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    Gas evaporates out of the plastic cans. These don't.

    I have stored these inside my vehicle for 6 months and not smell a thing.

    I guess that is an important detail that I'm not really emphasizing. Gas stored outside is vulnerable. I think that's one of the factors that prompted me to get these. I was an an event where someone drained the gas out of a jerry can I had in the back of my truck. I was furious when I reached in to get my gas to find my can empty. Makes me angry just thinking about it!
     
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    I have 4 of them. Had them for years. I replaced the seals on a few of them when I got them. Haven't replaced the seals since.

    So a good example of their use. If I drive to my kids (in FL), it takes 1 tank of gas. Where they are, gas is currently scarce. I have enough gas to easily get there and likely back home without needing to stop for gas.

    One thing to consider - I highly recommend a jiggle siphon. They are simple, reliable and work great. Just need to elevate the can above the tank inlet to get it to work well.
     
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    Thanks for the link, have been wanting these for a year now.
     
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    Call me silly - but am I the only one who has seen this disclaimer in BOLD RED LETTERS on that website (reproduced below)?

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    " *Note: Federal law prohibits the use of this container for the storage of fuel.

    This metal Jerry Can is a classic European military-spec design and provides a durable and preferred way to store and transport non-potable water.

    Optional custom roof rack mounts and both fixed and semi-flexible spouts available (sold separately).

    Atlantic British offers a range of Jerry Cans - different sizes, colors and materials to choose from. View all our Jerry Cans."
     
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    ;-) ;-)
     
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    "Wink wink nudge nudge."
    "Say no more, say no more."
     
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    Oh ahhh, I use mine for movie props ;-)
     
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    Back when I had my Bronco and was doing lots of 4 wheeling I used my Jerry cans more frequently. Don't use them very much anymore but this thread got me to pull them out and take a look. I had forgotten that all mine are USGI/Blitz type cans instead of the NATO cans.

    The USGI cans have a threaded opening (bung hole) for screw in spouts. When the US copied the German cans in WWII we used the threaded opening which is compatible with 55 gallon drum caps and accessories.
     
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    We've pretty much settled on the justrite cans, red for gas and yellow for diesel. Same price, same capacity and no detectable smell of fuel leakage. They don't fit in the nato-style / jeep-style can holders, but their round shape makes them a lot less eager to tip over.

    The type 1 are what we have, but thir type 2 cans are probably better. I'm just not willing to pay the extra for the type 2 personally.

    https://www.uline.com/BL_8171/Gas-Cans?keywords=Gas+Can

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    I looked at your link. Those are neat but I think you'd need the type 2 for vehicles because you need a long spout to open the filler flap.

    Still good though!
     
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    What’s the difference/s between the USGI/Blitz type and the NATO cans?
     
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    They have funnels that attach and detach:
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    If it weren't for those, I'd be more tempted by the type 2 with the flexible spout; I just can't bring myself to pay the silly ~$80 prices the type 2's typically go for.
     
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