Monday, May 25, 2015
The Timeless Masterpiece: The NATO Jerry Can
CARB requirements. As a result an inferior version of the "Jerry can" were sold. Thanks to Wavian and their introduction of a CARB compliant spout, the traditional Jerry can is now available. This does mean each cans bought from now on must include a spout whether or not you already own one and thus increases the price per can $20-$30. I suppose it's a small price to pay for proper fuel storage. In days past surplus NATO cans could be had for as low a few bucks; those days are long over.
Not long ago I wrote about the Opinel knife and how it was named by New York Museum of Modern Art as a design masterpiece. I don't know what criteria MOMA used to judge what constitutes "design masterpiece" but they left out the German Jerry can. It truly made no compromised to either form or function.