Category Archives: fuels

Gasoline Usage and Bug Out Routes

Recently we went on a trip that included travels through Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.  It was great trip and we enjoyed it greatly.  Everyday we posted the blog from whereever we were located.  These trips always give us time … Continue reading






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Siphoning Gasoline from Newer Vehicles without Damaging Them

The other day I received this e-mail on siphoning gas from cars.  “While doing some maintenance work on my gasoline powered electrical generator the thought struck me that back in the old days, and  in case of an emergency, one … Continue reading






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Fuel Stabilizer for Small Motors.

Since we have been on the subject of mothballing and maintaining small engines. I decided that now was a good time to talk about fuel stabilizers.  Yesterday I started a mothballed motor that had been in storage for several years … Continue reading






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Backpacking Stoves that are Good for Your Bug Out Bag

Spring and summer are just around the corner and many of us will do some camping.  This is a great time to try out some of the equipment that we have been accumulating. This last few summers I have been … Continue reading






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BYU’s Storage Fuel Comparison Chart

Today I was on the Brigham Young University Website doing some research on the shelf life of various products and I came across the following chart.  It is a storage fuel comparison that shows the shelf life of different fuels, … Continue reading






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How to tell if your propane tank is full

I have a number of five-gallon propane tanks and it seems like I can never keep straight which ones are full and which are empty.  Now you can tell a completely full one from a completely empty propane tank just … Continue reading






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Cutting Firewood Without Power Tools

The grid is down and you are out of fuel for your chainsaw and it is time for cutting firewood.  Hopefully you have stocked a few simple hand tools that will make your life a lot easier. Anyway you look … Continue reading






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Why You Need to have a Shammy in Your Preps and Car Kits

Chamois leather commonly known as a “Shammy” is a type of porous leather that has almost no abrasive properties, and can be used as a absorbent drying material for almost any surface. Now I am talking about a real shammy made of … Continue reading






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How to Turn Off Large Propane Tanks

Here you can see the dome that covers the shutoff valve on a propane tank. In case of a disaster, you should understand the dangers posed by your propane tanks and how to turn them off.  Now this article is … Continue reading






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Propane-Powered Generators, are They the Best Choice?

Recently I was asked the following question by someone who wants to install a 5000-watt generator to run their home in case of a power failure.  What is the best choice for fuel, propane, gasoline or diesel? They are leaning … Continue reading






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