How much water? Also, vintage style storage solutions.

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Postby mkitchen » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:58 pm

(quote from 46 kit) Still like to hear from folks on how much water to bring for, say a long weekend excursion.

You are going to have to poke a hole in that bugeye before you get to carry a 100 liter can. Miss my old bugeye but not too sure if I would even fit in one any more. :)
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Postby eamarquardt » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:24 pm

I carry two of these: ... 4126wt_754

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I've found that 5 gallons of water per day, for two including showers and dishwashing, is adequate. I like the portable jerry cans as you can fill then up anywhere and transport them in the tow vehicle if required.


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Postby DragonFire » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:10 pm

I think he's looking for a cool vintage look to water storage rather than just how to carry water in a tear.

But I agree with some of the ideas...bring it in a modern container and hide it in a vintage or vintage-look cooler, etc. Or pour it into a smaller vintage container when nobody is looking..

I can't think of a good answer. Vintage water coolers would be good, maybe one of those iced tea/lemonade containers (glass) with a spigot for drinking water. I don't mean a sun tea jar, but one of the nice ones on a stand. A 'southern living' type of thing...

You are going with a '46 theme? I'll think about this one. I take it you are kind of Deco Society folk. My trailer is kind of the same but, um, 70's! Vintage Melmac, tupperware, lots of woodgrain stuff (including the silverware), crochet blankets. Not that I don't like the older stuff..I do, but somehow when I was given the big trailer I fell into the 70's theme.

I'll do some searching and ask my Mom what folks did for picnics back then. Probably some kind of tartanware coolers.

Good luck! I totally get the theme camping thing!! See you at a meet sometime!!
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Postby Catherine+twins » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:01 pm

Expensive, but interesting: ... p-381.html

I think I saw this one on Amazon for just a bit less. This site shows a 6.6 gal one as well, but it is sold out. Amazon doesn't even show that one.

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