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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Guys I tried the search bar ,before I posted this and couldnt seem to come across anything .So I figure Id ask yall opinion.. IM only 38 and was just a kid when gas was real gas .Fuel from what my Ol'Timer buddies said that you could put away for a long time and it still be very useable ...
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    Does it make sense to stock up with lots of 5 gallon gans of gas and rotate them? Or does it make more sense to get a large drum or barrel? My thinking is that just like buying a few extra canned good at every grocery trip, couldn't a similar approach be taken with gas. Instead of a one time...
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    Sorry if this has been discussed before. I have purchased 20 five gallon metal jerry cans, I want to store them in a detached garage that has no heat or air. In the summer it gets over 100 in the garage, the cans will not be in sunlight. I plan to put some gas stabilizer in each can, my hope...
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    I've been a little surprised to learn how many folks are prepping for the future with a liquid or gas fueled stove for cooking. I do keep several of the white grill propane tanks stored, but that's for a short term event. For long term I have wood gas/biofuel stoves, but I'm open to other...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong. Used too, people/news/librals blamed high gas prices on President Bush's War On Terrrorism in Iraq. The war is now over. Now the news agencies blame high gas prices on the turmoil in Libya. But the gas prices were on the rise before the revolution in Libya. What up with...
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    Is there any reason i should not use 55 gal. drums to store fuel? been locking for something other than 5 gal cans and dont want to spend $1000s for a bulk tank. are there any precautions i should take to vent/prevent fire ect?
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    I live in apartment building on the second floor. I have an outdoor balcony. I want to get a couple of five gallon containers to fill with gasoline. Then add some sta-bil. I want to know both the safety implications of storing them on my balcony as well as what this will do to the fuel's...
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    People on these forums have said petrol goes off... well after seeing comments on these fourms and looking it up elsewhere. Petrol is stable, it does however oxidize. Most Containers that store petrol are not air tight, they allow in air either as a pressure let off(Incase the tank gets to hot...
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    Well, I guess I am done with Sta-Bil. I've used it in some things from time to time, mostly lawnmower gas, and used Pri-G on the boat motors, generators, pressure washers, etc. The stuff that really sits up a long time. Anyways, today I was visiting with my small engine repair mechanic and he...
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    Not sure if it really matters, but what octane gas do you store in your fuel containers? Thanks!
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    How long will K-1 kerosene last in a sealed 5 gallon metal can? a 5 gallon plastic pouring can...... anything i can add to extend life?
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    A couple of quick questions about gasoline storage (not diesel). I have a couple of 55 gallon drums to use for gasoline storage. They are metal and are in a shed, protected from sunlight. The question is about ventilation. I have heard some people say that I need to put a vent on the drum...
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    For those that might want to store gasoline for long periods of time, it is necessary to treat the fuel to keep it from deteriorating. The product below can be added to gasoline to accomplish this. A double amount will protect the fuel for up to 24 months...
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    I picked up two old metal GI jerry cans at a garage sale for $5.00 each. The exteriors look fine but they have residue from old gas in them. The bottoms of the insides look like there's a 1/16th of brown varnish. I suspect this is what is left after the old gas evaporated. Any suggestions on...
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    Are there any safe ways to store fuel in a storage unit? are there any cans and double sealing tactics that I can do and ensure I don't put miny or anyone else's items in jeopardy?
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    My 1 ton Chevy Pick Up has 2 fuel tanks but it won't take fuel from one of them. The fuel tank that does not get the fuel used has been brim full for over 2 years now. I have been meaning to drain it and did today. The fuel smelt the same as the other tanks which was allmost empty. I put all the...
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    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...
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    I am interested in storing several gallons of diesel fuel for the long haul and am curious about how to stabilize it. They make multiple additives for gasoline, but I have not had much luck with an additive for diesel. Any help would be much appreciated. God Bless, Jerry
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    I hope someone can answer this today/tonight. There’s a big farm auction nearby taking place tomorrow and there are several large propane tanks for sale (500 to 1,000 gallons). I know the place where they’ve been and since they’ve been used until recently I know they’re intact. They’ve...
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    I live in the suburbs with wife and three young boys. Do you guys have any suggestions on storing gas. I have a lot of STABIL stored and currently have nine 5 gallon plastic gas cans which are currently not filled. Any thoughts on how I could store gas with setting my neighborhood on fire when...
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