Bling wrote:I'm not getting the point of any containers larger than 1 gallon.
If you camp alone & don't share water, that may work for you. But figure in a larger camp environment, those 1 gallon jugs add up to a lot of space (2-3 gallons per person, per day over 5-7 days......)
Our RV has found that, for us, the 2.5 gallon suitcases work really well. We keep the shower & bathroom open until Reno, then load those up with the suitcases. With 5 people in the RV we go through 3-4 a day. That would be 70+/- one gallon jugs, or 28+/- suitcases.
For actual space they take up they're about the same. For the ease in transporting, stocking & moving around..? Suitcases win in a landslide (again, for us. YMMV)
For larger camps & communal kitchens the 1 gallon jugs and suitcases become even more of an issue. For them it's easier to deal with the barrels.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution.