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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found a a partial can of old 6+ year old reg gas stored in a garden shed, probably with Stabil in it. Have been using it mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with fresh gas. Works OK in the lawnmower. Will have to try the old gas 100% and see what haps. In any case, it is nice it still works even if you have to...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know if knock offs of milsurp Jerry cans are any good for 12-24 month storage of gasoline? These are running $25 each right now at Sears/Kmart. I would be adding fuel stabilizer and storing in a shed. Mainly concerned about whether these cans seal tightly and hold up over time...
  3. Vehicles & Transportation
    So i had a crazy idea , i keep my 16 gallon drums filled with premium gasoline , i rotate em twice a year to keep it fresh , a couple of weeks ago i was at a Chemistry class and we were talking about racing gas mixes and gas degradation due oxidation , so i came up with an idea , if i replace...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know this has been discussed before, but : How long can gas be stored before it goes bad? How long will a gas additive extend the gas life? What do you think is the best additive? I would like to store gas in a large 55 gal plastic barrell with a hand pump. Should I use 2 -55 gal and rotate...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I went to the recycler Saturday to sell my aluminum cans. While I was there I noticed a Peterbuilt aluminum fuel tank lying on the ground. I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said he would take .60 cents a pound for it. We put it on the scales and it weighed 91 pounds. I told him I...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to store about 25 gallons of gas some place where I can rotate it every so often, but I really don't want to store it in my garage because it is attached. I don't want my house to burn down and don't know of any way to safely store it. I have steel cans, and was trying to think of...
  7. Urban Survival
    Being new to the idea of long-term storage and other survivalist ideas, one thing that I actually just learned reading these very forums is that gasoline spoils! It never occurred to me before. I've never actually had a tank of gas last longer than two weeks. Apparently there are several...
  8. Urban Survival
    What is the safest way to store gasoline? I read about a family who was stockpiling it last summer when gas prices were at like $5.00/gal, and blew up their home. What about propane? I have about five tanks already for my grill. All I need to do is get them filled up, but I have a family and...
  9. Urban Survival
    Thanks to Ike I have several plastic gas containers. I was wondering is there a good way to storing that much gas if I decide to fill them all up?
  10. Urban Survival
    (This is part of a post from one at Ms Survival) Gasoline can degrade over time. That can lead to a number of problems, ranging from hard starting, to rough running, to no starting at all. Here's Why Unlike crude oil, gasoline is a highly refined product brewed to a certain chemical...
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