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Posted by vaughn on July 7, 2010, 4:50 pm
 




I fill a few 5-gallon cans before hurricane season & treat with Sta-Bil.  Store
it out in my shed.  That gas is to either evacuate, or (if we stay) to use after
the hurricane (when gas is scarce).

My car normally gives me almost 30 MPG on the road.  In stop & go traffic I am
guessing 10 MPG.  So an extra tank of gas (4-5 gallon cans in the trailer)
should at least get me out of the state

Vaughn



Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on July 7, 2010, 10:35 pm
 




Certainly.  Even small trucks, like mine, drink the stuff.  If it's available
when the evacuation occurs I wouldn't need to take any.  If it's not, I'm not
evacuating.  Again, how do you store a worthwhile amount of fuel safely?


Posted by Gunner Asch on July 8, 2010, 6:28 am
 

On Wed, 07 Jul 2010 17:35:45 -0500, "krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"


I have MULTIPLE 5gal steel military gas cans that go into the back of
the vehicle when I head somewhere that may be short on fuel.

My bugout vehicles have racks for MULTIPLE gas cans.  Not the red
plastic pieces of crap..but the real deal steel cans.

As I inquired...you have a truck and you cant emplace more than (1) 5
gallon of gas?????

My bugout trailer also has a 25 gallon fuel tank mounted on it with an
electric pump and hose that may be connected.

I can (and have) left on a run, with 50 gallons of fuel tucked safely
away in combination with the trailer and cans.

Since I also bring a genny, Coleman lanterns and stoves etc etc..having
enough fuel to power everything for multiple weeks is rather criticle to
me.

Each of my 3 gasoline powered welding machines also have at minimum..(2)
5 gallon steel gas cans (GI) in racks on them as well.

I was just shocked by  you loading only 5 gallons of fuel and posting in
a fretful fashion.

Btw...there are still zillions of actual GI issue cans floating around.
Some in good shape, some not worth using.  If you are handy...you can
rebuild an old can easily and for very little money.

There are also NATO fuel cans available.  

Id suggest settling on one or the other style as parts may not
interchange..IE the pouring spouts.



Gunner

One could not be a successful Leftwinger without realizing that,
in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers
and mothers of Leftwingers, a goodly number of Leftwingers are
not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
                                   Gunner Asch

Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on July 8, 2010, 10:29 pm
 



Where do you store them?  Remember, the only reason to have gas cans is that
gas may not be available when you have to bug out.  That means storing them
full, and all that goes with it.  Were gas available, all you need is money. A
*lot* of that can be stored safely.


<snip - once the above is answered we can get on to what sort of can to buy>


Posted by Gunner Asch on July 10, 2010, 3:35 am
 

On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:29:48 -0500, "krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"


require

thought

clothes

I store the trailer cans..on the trailer (my property is well fenced and
I have dogs) and the loose cans are stored in an outbuilding.  Most are
kept full, and  every couple months, Ill dump 2 cans into the vehicles,
schlep them down and refill them, and place them in the B rack.  This
ensures that none go too stale (I also drop a bit of Stabil in each can
when I fill them) and that I have gas on  hand.

I learned long ago,...that emergencies of most types..dont give you any
warning signs..and some are so sudden..any other sources of gasoline may
be destroyed/disrupted at the onset.

I was one of the 9000 victims of the Coalinga Earthquake in 83....and
other "fun" stuff.  I live in California...

Did I mention that all the gas stations were DOWN for a radius of 10
miles?



One could not be a successful Leftwinger without realizing that,
in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers
and mothers of Leftwingers, a goodly number of Leftwingers are
not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
                                   Gunner Asch

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