What are people using for winter water storage? I’ve got a 6 gallon jug that’s freezing when it gets cold.
Yeti makes something that looks like it might work, but the nozzle looks prone to freezing and it’s expensive: https://www.yeti.com/coolers/hard-coolers/silo/silo.html
I have one of these on my 5 gallon scepter can and it works great Facon 12" x 18" RV Tank Heater Pad, CW-T1218, Use with Up to 50 Gallons Fresh Water/Grey Water/Black Water Tank, with Automatic Thermostat Control, 12Volts DC Amazon.com
wondering the same thing. I fill up my french before I go to bed just so I have water for coffee in the morning. it can freeze but it just means it takes longer to boil it to make coffee. learnt that trick the annoying way
might need to get that heater pad… wonder if it would work with lithium batteries too… how much amperage do they pull?
Figured I could respond since I was up and perusing as usual.
I’m not much of a winter camper. Why not just get a small cooler like an igloo 6 pack size (or something like that), and pre-heat morning coffee water at bedtime? Its doesn’t have to be boiling, just warm. Store in a container that fits in the cooler and has a closable lid. Then dispense said water into your choice of coffee solutions in the morning…
A dedicated small warm cooler is how I think I’d attack this issue. Seems simple and straightforward without involving more gear and such. I’m a simpleton, though.
If 6 gallons of water is freezing inside the camper, its freakin’ cold, btw… And even if you keep the water from freezing, heating up that water may drain your cooking fuel more than you want if the water is just above freezing in the morning.
For about $40 I bet we could probably convert a regular plastic 6 gallon jug into an insulated one that won’t freeze.
expanding insulation foam can do wonders!!
I camp when it is damn cold a lot, the warm cooler is an option but just sticking a heater on the tank has been much less cumbersome as I don’t have to have anything other than the water can that I always have with me anyhow. It has a thermostat and I honestly don’t even unplug it in the summer just let it do it’s thing.
Put hot water in a jug and put it in your sleeping bag. Nice and warm when you go to bed and then you keep it from freezing and have water in the morning.
I do this with my nalgene. Works great when I’m especially cold.
I put water, eggs, and any other liquids that I don’t want freezing into the normal cooler with my food/ice. The ice keeps it cold (obviously) but the insulation of the cooler maintains a fairly constant temperature compared to outside. If it’s going to be really cold I’ll just pour a gallon or so of water instead of ice into the bottom of the cooler and it has the same stabilizing effect. I camp fairly often with overnight lows in single digits / low teens and have never had an issue with things inside the cooler freezing up.
Thanks for posting the heater link. I’m headed out for an extended tour of downhill ski areas with the camper. This solves the freezing water problem
I use the Yeti Silo 6G Water Jug. It’s amazing! Keeps water cold in the summer and doesn’t freeze in the winter. Like all Yeti products it’s bombproof and functions flawlessly. Worth the investment.