Wish I'd thought of that, nothing major, but still. . . For the plastic container, a couple of things come to mind: 1. If you have a picnic table that might be a good place. 2. I wonder it it would be possible to add a petcock to one of these (drill a hole, add a petcock - from a hardware or auto supply store, you might have to put some type of sealer around the edges of the petcock.) This might make it a little less "unwieldy."