I went camping this weekend up around the Mormon Lake area and have a few questions for you guys: how are you carrying spare gas and water?
I use those five gallon jerry cans to carry gas. While they are harder to find and a lot more expensive, they last a lot longer than any cheap ass plastic California legal can. However, I see a lot of those weekend warrior types with the toy haulers and Glamis/Got Sand decals carrying gas in some sort of plastic container with a flexible vinyl tube and a pvc cap on the end. Is this a more effective/efficient way to carry fuel?
As far as carrying water, I brought up two cases of bottled water and a few gallon jugs. As you can imagine, the jugs and cases do not hold up well to a bumpy dirt road. I just went to Walmart and bought one of those seven gallon blue plastic Aquatainers for $10.88. I plan on getting another one and dispensing water into a nalgene bottle instead of constantly opening tiny bottles of water.
Anyone have any suggestions or better ideas? I spend a total of one or two weeks each year camped out deep in the forest out near Mormon Lake, or miles into the Chiricauhua Mountains pursuing coues deer. Solid and leak proof are a big plus, as running out of either liquid leaves me SOL.