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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm in central Georgia, so winter temps in the 20's with occasional dips to the teens and summer temps in the 90's. It's fall, so yesterday (25 Oct) I was out blowing leaves using gasoline purchased and treated with Sta-Bil on 23 July 2015. That's 15 months of storage in a shed with exposure...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The good news is that I found a local fuel company that will sell me premix 87 octane gasoline (no ethanol!) for just a few cents over the regular E10 mix. They also sell, for $30, a brand new 55 gallon drum for storing said fuel. Alright! So now I just have to figure out where I should store...
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    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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    Hey folks, just curious as to what all of you are planning on for gasoline during an evac type situation. As we all know, the gas stations will be hot targets as seen during katrina. Is anyone here caching petrol, oil, any other automotive products? Semper Fi Matt
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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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    Anyone stocking up on fuel? If so, how/ where are you storing it?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a horizontal 125 gallon propane tank that I no longer use and was wondering if it could be used to store gasoline. I think I could put a hand pump on it and plug the other holes and put a pressure relief valve on it. If it's not feasible I guess I could make a big BBQ grill out of it. Has...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  14. 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...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys Its my first post here but i have been lurking for a little while. Over the last couple of months I have been looking for a good way to store gasoline for a generator for an extended period of time. After a few weeks of research I decieded that I would either go with the NATO Metal...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How much better is non-ethanol gasoline regarding shelf life?
  19. 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...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Please forgive me if this has already been asked and answered, I searched and did not find any applicable threads. In my area, only Exxon is currently selling gasoline that does not have any ethanol in it. According to someone in-the-know about gasoline, it's production, and delivery, Exxon is...
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