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badWind
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JIMBO -- you can SAFELY store water in unlined copper or brass NO PROBLEM.. you can also cook in it EXCEPT acidic foods, so no vinegar, tomatoes, etc..
I use a 5 gal barrel to store my 'camp' water in, and I have a gourd for carrying water, I just bought a copper 'de-milled' canteen it should arrive in the coming week...

Well, it showed up on time and it is SUPER-NICE, built by Bob at Backwoods Tin, its 'non-military' it has no 'loops' for a carry cord, I made a wool blanket cover for it, and a linen outer cover w/ carry strap, so it can be wetted down to keep water cool in summer, or I can pull the canteen out of its double cover and set it beside the fire to heat water for Tea....


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Copper Water Containers Reply with quote

JIMBO -- you can SAFELY store water in unlined copper or brass NO PROBLEM.. you can also cook in it EXCEPT acidic foods, so no vinegar, tomatoes, etc..


Thanks Badwin. I have a 5 gallon copper trade bucket I am going to make a wooden lid for to use for storing water in the camp. I wanted to be sure that was safe, although it seemed it would be. Just because it is historic doesn't mean it is a good idea. LoL

Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, some folks get (needlessly) panicked by use of copper, if your really worried, its not too expensive to have a good coppersmith tin line it for ya...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The water pipes in my house are copper. Not a worry.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Water container Reply with quote

[quote="2knives"]I still have yet to find a water container that i like using but i found an interesting paragraph in a book. The book was "A Life Wild and Perilous"
I believe it was written by one of the guys that was featured in The Mountail Men that was on the history channel. Unfortunalely I lent the book to a friend but i remember a part in the book where an old trapper talked about trading a tribe for demijugs to hold water while they crossed a dry part of the region. I did a bit of searching for demijugs and found that usually they are glass, pear shaped containers. Kind of interseting i thought since glass containers are frowned upon for their historical in-accuracies.
As always, comments are welcome.[/quote]

I have used all types, some I have mainly discarded because I wanted an earlier period design, but just the same they were too small.
Now I use a leather costrel, good for anytime from medieval to about the mid 18th century. This is the best canteen I have ever used. It is secured to the waist belt, so it does not put more weight on the shoulders.
Regards, Le Loup.
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