I have 55 gallon poly drums, a truck, and a 12v water pump. Transporting water on foot is a last ditch measure. It takes so much time, effort and energy that you have to ask if it is worth it. If this were to be for a fixed position BOL I would insist on a creek for some small scale hydro electricity for an electric water pump and would also have a ram pump for backup. For mobile bug out or bug in I have the truck/drum/pump setup. When at all possible make the water come to you. Aquaducts were one of the worlds first public utilities for good reason, the cost vs benefit ratio is huge.
In a crazy world, it's the crazy man who can get by - and it's about to get cray-cray up in here.