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The Worlds Most Useful Bucket?

Designed and created by Oxfam, this award winning bucket has a fitted lid and a tap. UKCampsite.co.uk member Jan Hurst gives her thoughts on how this could be a perfect camping accessory:

My trusty 20 Litre plastic jerry can finally succumbed to over 15 years of use. When you've had a piece of kit for a long time the cost of a replacement can be a shock, certainly was for me, with sturdy 20L cans coming in at 15.00 or more.

While mooching around camping & outdoors shops doing a price comparison I was also checking out the bargains in the charity shops and in Oxfam I found a bucket, the kind they send out to disasters in the third world and now sell in their shops.

14 Litre capacity and with a removable tap and an airtight lid all topped off with a neat carrying handle. In the lid was a filling hole also with attached airtight cover, the filler had a lip to it so it could also be used for pouring. I had my doubts about the size & shape. but at 6.99 thought it was worth a try...

Last week in Devon it came into it's own, firstly for the journey down I removed the tap & lined bucket with a bag & filled it up with utensils & t-cloths etc - no space wasted. On arrival I was then able to give it a thorough wash before filling. Filling was a breeze, lid off sat it on the ground under the water tap, was able to have tap on full blast, so bucket was full in no time. The tap is efficient & controllable.

It's since occurred to me that I'll never have a stale water container to deal with again, I can store this one open & give it a good clean at the start of the season, I now plan to buy another as back up.

Where can you get them from?

The buckets can be purchased online, direct from Oxfam. Check it out here The cost at the time of writing is 6.99 with free delivery, and remember, all profits go to Oxfam.

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