French Canvas Water Bucket

Original vintage French Army Canvas Water Bucket. These are designed to allow troops to easily retrieve over a gallon of water from streams, lakes, or rivers.

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  • Heavy water tight canvas construction
  • Wooden circular top and base
  • Collapsible design for easy storage
  • Wooden insert in carry handle
  • Holds over 1 gallon of water

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Brand French Army Surplus
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Customer Reviews

Great bucket for truck and camping locker.
Review by Dark Earth
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Good quality, very sturdy and good size, about 2 gallons? Handle is strong and comfortable and the whole things packs down compact.

I filled it up on a 90º day at 5,200 feet elevation with no wind, set it on a stump in the shade, measured the depth, set a stopwatch and then measured loss at intervals. Mine leaked about 20% in the first hour, then slowed down to where it was about half full at four hours and still a bit in there the next morning.

I take it car camping, fill it up at the stream, lake, or campground water spout, and set it near the campfire for emergency and wash-up. Looks pretty cool too.
Update field review!
Review by Valentino- Banat Wilderness & Urban Survival Training
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I just had last weekend this "French Canvas Water Bucket" up on Mt Hood and I was more then impress with this piece of the history. Once the canvas will get soak in the water you will have just light water dripping from the bucket. I left over night a almost full bucket with water hanging on my truck hitch ( yes, its fitting just perfect and you can look after pictures too.. ) and in the morning the water in the bucket was about 2 inch or so above to middle of the bucket. I am looking forward to get few more and use them on my wilderness survival classes for water filtration and fire building .. . The robust build its a guaranty for me that will hold in any hands...
Liked it so much I ordered more
Review by Craig W.
Verified Buyer
I ordered more for gifts to friends. Big smiles all around.
A great canvas water bucket to have for camping, hiking, keeping in your car or just for the historic value!
Review by Valentino- Banat Wilderness & Urban Survival Training-
Verified Buyer
I got lucky and I got a brand new one! I am more then happy with this French canvas bucket and I am looking forward this weekend to give a field test and in two weeks to bring the bucket on my wilderness survival workshop and to recommend to my students too.
Its a law here in East Oregon on high fire season to care a bucket with you in the woods and this bucket will be just perfect for a family that don't have enough space for extra gear in their truck.... A bucket for each member of family and you can have a squad of Wildland Firefighters :)
Great work Bucket
Review by Lock N Load
Verified Buyer
These are tough canvas, one was dated 1952! I had ordered 2, one was in great shape, the other has some fuzz texture to the outside of the canvas as if used? Both are great for what I'm using them for, buckets to haul tools in, work great and cannot beat the price!
Camp gear with a hint of the past
Review by Lionel
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Love them, good quality, and they do the job intended for. I got four, they were all new dated from like 1960 , there is an authentic stamp on the bottom . Can be used to carry tools also.
Wonderful ...I plan to buy more
Review by Craig Channel Islands Harbor
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I can use this on my boat, RV or at home. Collapses down for storage just nicely. It will hold about 3-1/2 gallons of water. As expected, after about an hour a third of the volume will seep out.
Get one for your bugout gear!
Review by KC
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I just added one to my order mainly out of curiosity. Really heavy duty, folds flat as a pancake. Takes up hardly any room.
Great camp bucket.
Review by joe
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Stows easily just about anywhere. Perfect for backpacking or just to have in your vehicle. Good quality, looks new.
Review by Paul
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So cool! I stashed one in my camper and plan on buying another for my truck. I haven't actually used mine yet (except playing around with the hose in my backyard), but if ever I need a bucket, I have one at hand! And it's CANVAS! I can't be the only one who just needed one of these on principal alone?!

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