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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Markjz, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    I here a lot of talk about what kind of SHTF vehicle to use but does any one remember what Katrina did to our gas supply? and that was just one hurricane in one state.
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's about preparation. You can buy extra tanks for your vehicles, if you got the right vehicle.

    jj
     
  3. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    or you can buy cans or barrels to store it in. A little marine fuel stabilizer and you are gtg.
     
  4. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Unfortunately, doesn't the octane rating degrade fairly fast? There is a shelf life. Anyone know what it is?
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Stabilizer will keep the fuel good for a year. They sell it at most stores like bimart.

    jj
     
  6. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Plan for the most likely scenario first, least likely last. Prioritize it with the law of 3's. For me that puts gas low on the list but still there.

    Yeah, I read a lot of SHTF vehicles threads/posts and laugh. Seems so many think that a SHTF scenario means you get to go wheeling in the hills :bluelaugh:

    If you want to have gas to get out of town then have a plan where you are going to. Know how much fuel it takes to get there (in the vehicle you plan to drive) and buy enough steel gas cans to accommodate that drive. Rotate that gas every 6 months. Better pad your calculations by a good 25% as in Katrina, the roads were so crowded people ran out of gas while idling in traffic. Also factor in any load you may carry with you which may affect your MPH (towing a trailer for example).

    Happy prepping!!!
     
  7. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    Get a horse, ride a bike, plan to walk. A gassed up vehicle is a tool to get you out of town. All you need is enough gas to get you to your final destination. Your not going to be driving around town in a SHTF situation. If you dont have a final destination dont go!
     
  8. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    Not a problem.....:cool:
    BugOutBike.jpg

    BugOutBike.jpg
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of bikes with motors on the rear wheel. At idle they will do 200 mpg...

    jj
     
  10. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
     
  11. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    "At idle they will do 200 mpg..."


    It took me a second, but very funny
     
  12. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    Thats why you get the Marine stabilizer. Its made to work with the ethanol that we are forced to have in our gas. My grandpa always said, only put super/premium fuel in your gas cans. And so I do. Besides, I only run my 4runner on it as I can muck with the timing to get a little more power out of it.

    I hope you bought that at Olson's. ;)

    Oh, and +1 on the bike thing. At first it might suck, but after a few weeks of riding, going 10-20miles on the road is nothing.

    BugOutBike.jpg
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    No really, when the motor is running at idle it turns the wheels at 15mph. Hit the throttle and it does 35mph. 49cc and legal as a moped in oregon.

    jj
     
  14. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    Yup, got it for my birthday a couple years ago. It gets me away from most of the road hunters in the fall and really lets me put in some good scouting in the summer. Everyone in our family has an off-road capable bike just in case....
     
  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    mounts like a fender on the rear wheel
     
  16. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    yeah, I have a garage full of kona's. Still need to get a cross country type bike built up as all mine are for going off jumps or downhill really fast. Kinda need to practice what I preach.
     
  17. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    According to Chevron:

    Personally, I rotate my gas every 6-9 months. I only store premium fuel & I've noticed that gas mileage is terrible if it sits around long enough. I store about ten gallons, which won't get me very far, but will cover my needs for temporary unavailability like the ice/snow storm that happened here a few years back. Longer than that? Get a horse.
     
  18. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not worried in the slightest. A diesel with fire with just about anything and I have one already set up for burning waste/straight oils.
     
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    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Most folks have stored some food for an emergency..Lots of folks have beans....If you don't soak 'em....There will be a lot of gas...

    W44
     
  20. Translator

    Translator Gorge Member

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    I have 3 5-gallon gas cans that I fill up and rotate early every month, so my oldest gasoline is no more than 3 months old. I don't use stabilizer. Thanks for the warnings above about premium keeping better than regular or plus.
    Bicycles: If SHTF, yup, they will be treasures indeed.