My birds live at my in-law's property, roughly 3-5 miles from my house. There is no running water. I have been toting them water every day, and well, it's a pain but doable. I would really really really like to get a setup going that would allow me not to get wet while watering, you know, coz winter will be cold.... Solution so far: using a big cooler that has a threaded drain that will take a garden hose. Problem? It leaks around the drain/hose connection. Fine in the summer, not so much in the winter. New idea: I have a blue barrel, 55gal drum, so I got some bung caps for it and a threaded one to attach a faucet - this faucet connection setup did not leak on me. Problem? I bought the barrel for $2 and when attempting to use it for water I discovered that somebody had previously tried to cut the top off (but only about 1/8 of the way around, hence I didn't notice) - so it leaks quite badly around the top of the barrel (not on the parts I put on). I can get another barrel, another 55gal same as I have for $30 plus driving to pick it up about an hour away, or order online for $33-50 (depending if I want a 15gal or another 55gal) w/free shipping. Anybody got any better ideas before I spend money?? ETA: I really only need about 6-10gal per day if I refill the buckets every day, but using a bigger "tank" has proven easier since I can leave it in the back of the truck and use a hose/faucet to dispense the water.