It looks like it could really be a great sugaring year here in NH with nearly perfect weather so far. I have a few trees I would like to tap to make just a small amount of syrup and I have the spiles but no buckets. It looks like the buckets would get expensive quickly although I would always have them in the future. Has anyone used anything else to useful effect. Would a 1 gallon milk jug work OK if I checked morning and night? I'm hoping to get some tubing and plastic spiles in which case I'll use a 5 gallon carbuoy but that's not looking good at the moment.