Have you ever gotten back to camp at the end of a long hike and filled up your water bottle only to taste the crisp, refreshing taste of…plastic? Ugh! Traditional jerry cans are made from a heavy BPA-free plastic material. They tend to retain a plastic taste and can make you wonder what may be growing in there. To answer that question and stay in line with our “pure water. no trash.” tagline, we decided to see what alternatives might be out there.
An advantage to using stainless steel for drinking water containers is that it’s durable. Stainless is resistant to corrosion, rust and doesn’t degrade over time like a plastic jerry can might. Even though it’s durable, there’s a chance you may need or want to get rid of it at some point. Stainless steel is also more recyclable than plastic drinking water containers.
What makes stainless steel a good material for a drinking water container? Stainless steel is a non-toxic and inert material, which ensures that harmful chemicals aren’t leached into your drinking water. It’s also easy to clean and inhibits the growth of mold, bacteria, and odors, ensuring your water stays clean and tasteless.
Lastly, we’re just going to say it, stainless steel jerry cans are cool looking and would look sharp on the back of your overland vehicle or in the back of your truck. They can be decorated with stickers or kept as they are.
Keep these factors in mind when you shop for your next drinking water container or jerry can. A stainless jerry could be the solution to your problems.
Meet our stainless steel jerry can - the Guzzle H2O Jerry
- Made from 304 stainless steel, which meets FDA standards for food safety
- Interior is polished, but not coated
- Seams are welded without additional sealant
- 1.75” spout w/nozzle
- Vent screw
18” high x 13.7” wide x 6.5” deep, weights 7.5 lbs