I"ll bet not many of you have ever seen these. You Military Guys most likely have!
This 5 gallon can is actually an insulated food transportation can that looks like a NATO Military Fuel Can.
Unlatch the top and you'll find an aluminum food container inside to transfer bulk hot foods to feed the troops in the field.
The green can is insulated inside to keep the food hot. Pretty cool! Makes a great Ice Chest for Sodas. Fits right there like these two fuel cans in my gas can carrier rack.
I have spent a lifetime collecting these different cans. All total I have about 15 Military containers. And about that many plastic civilian ones.
I have US, NATO and French Fuel Cans.
BTY, Blitz makes plastic water grade containers that are just like the military fuel cans. Perfect for showers and washing.
See the little 2.5 gallon half size one?
It's not a fuel can. It's a French Army Wine Can. Yep! It's for wine.
Never been used! Thought about filling it with Puerto Rican Rum a few times, but never have.
And it fits in my fuel can carriers just like the 5 gallon ones.
Here's an odd fact. NATO Fuel cans have a narrow neck while French Army Fuel cans are wide mouth.
Although they look the same externally and dimensionally, they use different size spouts.
The spouts have those flex steel necks on them, but I have learned to slip a plastic hose over the steel one to help avoid leakage.
A partial downside to the spouts is ahe spouts are not designed be on the cans when transported.
But, the lid seals can be locked down to prevent fuel theft or accidential spills.
Personally, I prefer the French Cans because they pour faster.
And did you know each can has a content label that you can change. I sometimes carry kerosene for cooking and heat or Diesel in mine.
I change the labels to prevent having to sniff the contents.