You're missing the context. A) Of course, if you have "mission critical" equipment, it makes sense to pay a bit more for quality/reliability/dependability. B) Jmacs was implying that the merchandise sold at Costco is generally cheaply made or "knock-off" type goods, and that's why their prices are low. That's just simply not the case. Costco's prices are low because they limit their mark-up and don't actually make money off of their retail sales. Whether or not somebody should buy this particular product for expedition/overland use is a separate issue from that (I personally wouldn't - although that said, I've never had a gas can, including cheap ones, leak anywhere other than the nozzle while pouring from it before).What good does that do you when you are deep in somewhere far from a gas station, you are running on fumes and you just discovered you spare fuel can developed a leak. Is saving a few bucks on a gas can that you need to depend on just isn't worth it? Around the home it may be a great option but I have to be confident it can take a beating before I can rely on it on the trail. I don't mind going cheap on certain things but not a gas can I have to depend on.