Recently found out about an uber deal on MWCs from the survival boards on AR15.com. LCI, a completely random and sketchy looking website and apparently a military supplier (they also have USGI magazines on their site).
Click "Shop As Guest" and search for "Water Can" and they should pop up--$15.84 each, which is about half of what they would normally cost. There's a minimum order of $30, but LCI does not seem to charge for shipping--awesome as these water cans are fairly heavy duty. These are the real-deal, mil-spec water cans with "Property of the U.S. Government" on the side.
After reading positive reviews on AR15.com, I decided to give it a go and placed an order for 4 cans. Water storage is one of my areas that need improvement; I currently live in a condo, so storing giant water drums is not going to happen. I've been looking at various water storage means, but longevity and durability are a concern with most of the water cans that are sold at camping supply stores and Wal-Mart. I had a stash of gallon jugs of water, stacked in milk crates, but wasn't completely happy with this solution. MWCs seemed ideal--durable, portable, etc.--but too expensive at $30 a pop. LCI's price was right, so I jumped on it.
The MWCs arrive packed in a box, and upon initial look over seem to be in perfect condition. They are impressively built--they'll last for the next 20 years, I imagine--and just about the coolest water can money can buy. I'll be washing them out and filling them with water over the next couple days--will post pictures as I get the chance.
So, big thumbs up for LCI--great deal. I received the cans in about a week--perfectly acceptable shipping time. If you need to store up some water (or are looking for something to survive more than a few camping trips) check 'em out!