I bought a plastic cylinder that looked like a plastic version of the old thermos bottles, but with a fold-out spout in the threaded lid. I expected
to be able to transport cold tea and such without it spilling. But, the lid leaks through the thread!
(It was used, from a thrift store--but the thread doesn't look as if it is designed to really be water-tight.)
Are such cylinder jugs usually leaky (perhaps designed for water, with the thought that a little is not a problem)?
What would be a better kind of container for my purposes?
Maybe missing a seal at top of thread.
They are really cheap scholar. Sometimes a charity bargain isn't a bargain.
Like Bear says, recycle those plastic bottles.
They harbour bacteria if you keep using them however if you don't take care of them properly. http://www.foodsmart.govt.nz/whats-in-our-food/chemicals-nutrients-additives-toxins/plastic-packaging/water-bottles.htm
P.S. Thanks for the direction, MM. I don't want to appear ungrateful--it may be that I will have an opportunity to get something like that design,
at a thrift store or church rummage sale or private garage sale.
I picked up the other plastic carrier before I got home to read the suggestions here.
I always used old milk bottles (ours are plastic) when at work. I'd fill three or four with water and freeze them overnight. I'd then have cold water for most of the day.
Oh! Oh! I saw an aluminum bottle similar to MM's suggestion at the city Mission Mart today for about $2. If it isn't sold, it will go for half price in a few weeks, and then for 50 cents on clearance.
Don't plan your life around the next "clearance sale" there is far more to life than that. You claim to trust God for your life, start, doing so. He has never let us down. We actually get excited when we run out of money as it is exciting to see how he does it! I can't remember if I've told you about our new car but that was one miracle upon miracle.