Marine plastic drums
Would any kind soul give me a heads up as to where is a good place to find these? (and the cheaper the better!)
They look like huge jam jars with huge/wide screw down lids, waterproof and made of tough plastic .
I have seen them in blue although the colour is not important
About 2 or so feet tall-ish
Thank you for any tips
ebay but collection only usually,
round my way, there are several food companies that need to get rid of them.
I picked a load up for £5 each a few years ago, for the allotment.
have you tried this Country shops ?
the ones which sale horse and animal foot in big quantities ?
this shops often sale big plastic drums as food storage and water collector drums in green, blue, black and brown... for animal food, they may are not sealing the lid 100%... but go up to 200Lt in capacity if that's the size you are locking for... very similar to the Marin drums. Eventually may B&Q or equal building and gardening shops keep this type of drums in stock as well.
well for expedition and household food storage you find perfect solutions under the following links, this drums come in handy sizes, actually I'm using quite a few of this white with red lid drums to store all sorts of daily foot in them like tea, sugar, rice and many more regarding there ability, that this drums are made from PE plastic that is suitable and safe for foot, got a 100% water tight lid as well.
I would say that this drums are perfect for long term storage in a 4x4 or at home, but bulky for use on a bike.
basically this drums are sold under a few brand names like VauDe or Curtec.
here the sizes:
65 L: 570 x 410 mm Ø
42 L: 420 x 410 mm Ø
26 L: 430 x 320 mm Ø
15 L: 270 x 270 mm Ø
6,5 L :270 x 200 mm Ø
3,5 L :170 x 200 mm Ø
and another type:
65 L/ 570 mm x 410 mm Ø
if you rather like cubed drums... well there are some around as well and I can assure you this one is solid like a brick:
Thanks Gents:thumbup1: cube shape sounds interesting-
Canoeing shops. :)
Also bertrand the military keep there Pyrotechnics in such boxes, which are very robust....obviously. So Army Surplus etc.
Here in Canada these barrels are sold in canoe shops, in 30 or 60 litre sizes. With or without harnesses for backpacking them over portages.
Quarter inch thick heavy plastic, and quite tough.They are used for shipping bulk goods, and lots of industries get a surplus they have to dispose of. Try looking for pharmaceutical companies, veterinary suppliers, animal feed stores,bee keeping suppliers, and bulk food places. Sometimes your local grocery store-you can often get them cheap or free. I like the version with the metal ring clamp to hold on the lid-much more bear proof than screw on lids, and lockable with a small padlock. And, bomb proof,floatable, and with the kind with the handles on the side , easy to load in the 30 litre size. This size will fit on the back of a bike, although it is big. About 20 inches or so tall, and 11 inches diameter at the mouth, fatter in the middle.
Try your local Greek or middle eastern restaurants for empty olive jars. These come in smaller sizes, made of less heavy plastic than the big barrels, but still quite tough and light, with screw on lids, attachment points on the lids, and a groove in the middle that allows lashing them down. These are usually free, as restaurants build up piles of empties. I use one as a camera container when I am serious about being dry and floating. I have even seen square shaped olive jars, which would be more efficient. Be sure to clean them well with soap and bleach, to remove food smells if you will be where bears live.
I've always had good service from Solent Plastics Marine Plastic Boxes & Watertight Containers
Sometimes they have special offers on certain overstocked lines
thank you all.
BYT purrrfect! ta.
Marine Plastic Boxes & Watertight Containers
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