phil wrote:> Be careful because 40 gallons is going to weigh over 330 lbs, plus the weight of the containers.
I'm not sure of your math there, Phil. A pint of water is, by definition, one pound. Eight pints to a gallon. Eight times forty is 320lbs.
But, yes, water for a week in the desert is quite heavy. The BM Survival guide is recommending 1.5 gallons per person, per day. 40 gallons is only about 6 days (plus a little for padding) for four people.
If the weight is too much, the volume is too great to transport or the person making the trip feels they need more water, take a trip to Gerlach mid-event and refill your cannisters. I recommend buying 5 gallon containers at a sporting goods store. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=5+gallon+water+container&aq=f&aqi=g1g-c1g3g-m5&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
Also, do not transport this much water on the roof of your vehicle!
Unless you like risking a roll-over on the twisting roads that lead to BM.