2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

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2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

Post by phil_in_cs » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:53 am

I bought 20 of these, many years ago. I've mentioned them and many people have wanted info, but I hadn't been able to find there to get them.

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Anyway, found the link today via http://www.survivalblog.com. These are very durable, I've used them for water, rice, and beans, and they stack up to about 4 tall without getting too unstable. You could get them taller with a bit of support. And, at 2.5 gallons, even full of water they aren't as hard to carry around as 5 gallon pails. They have added a 5 gallon version, and have quantity discounts.

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Post by Czechnology » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:02 am

My local fish store has 5gal ones they sell along with RO water for fresh and mixed salt RO for marine aquariums. I get a discount, so I bought 4 of them, and rotate the water through my 30gal freshwater about once every two months.
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Re: 2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

Post by Keith B » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:06 pm

I really like the idea of stacking storage. Regardless of the fact that these were designed for water, they should storage dry goods just fine. I also think that they will take less room then the five gallon buckets that I use.
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Re: 2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

Post by ferretrodeo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:02 pm

Cool. I've been using empty 2L soda bottles. I would pick up the plastic carry thing they were in so I would have a way of stacking them. It was (is) a good, cheap way of doing it but there is a lot of dead space. I am trying to upgrade and this looks like it might be what I need.....
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Post by Chef » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm

Those look like a larger version of the five liter vinegar jugs I recycle from work.
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Re: 2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

Post by Blast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 pm

I really like these 2.5 gal "Aqua-Pak containers. I got mine from Academy for a lot cheap than the Amazon price. They are heavy-gauge blue plastic, shaped to stack, and my wife can move them around much easier than the 7-gallon containers.

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Re: 2.5 gallon / decaliter stackable storage containers

Post by KnightoftheRoc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:34 pm

These are some pretty cool containers- I'm likin' 'em! :D

Water is the one deficient point in my storage pantry- I try to buy 2 cases of bottled water when we need only one, but my fiance just can't stand the taste of "faucet water", and keeping her from wiping out what I have on hand before getting more is tough. I'm hiding water from her now! :lol:

The larger containers would be great- I could fill them through a filter for storage, and they are too big for her to just 'grab and guzzle' when she wants more. there's the extra advantage of limiting wasted space, too, which I think we can all appreciate. My pantry is decent sized, but still, I want to maximize my usage of it.
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