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Siphoning Gasoline from Newer Vehicles without Damaging Them

 

Siphoning Gasoline From Newer Vehicles Without Damaging Them via Preparedness Advice

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 could always siphon gasoline out of their car’s gasoline tank and use it to run things like generators. However, that seems to be not the case nowadays. I tried inserting a conventional siphon hose into my tank but it “bottomed-out” on some obstruction before it touched any gasoline. I looked under the hood of my car (2001 Toyota Highlander) for a place where I could tie into my fuel line.

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10 Last Minute Things to Do Before TEOTWAWKI

Last Minute TEOTWAWKI (1)If you are watching the news and following events you know that the country could be in major crisis with very little notice. The average citizen in Venezuela had little time to prepare for the collapse of their economy, and the author of this book lived through Argentina’s multiple collapses and can give you tips for preparing and surviving.

An economic collapse, an EMP, war — these worst case scenarios are part of the reason we all prep, so that we can handle the unexpected. But suppose you have a few hours notice? What are the 10 last minute things that are most important?…

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EMP & CME Are Serious Threats

emp cme threatsThis morning I found an interesting article in today’s news that I feel we should pay attention to in planning our prepping.  US intel intercepts memo showing Iran wants to attack grid with EMP weapon… So today I decided to address the subject of EMP and CME. It has been some time since we posted any information on this subject.

As of yet I have not seen the government take an concrete action to mitigate the effects of and EMP attack or a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) event. UPDATE: The 2016 Republican platform mentions EMP as a major threat.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), also sometimes called a transient electromagnetic disturbance, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy.…

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EMP and the US Militaries Return to Celestial Navigation

EMPNow I don’t claim to have any special knowledge on what is going to happen in the future.  I will be like the rest of you and just have to wait and see how it unfolds.  However, we can all form conclusions and make plans based on the information that we have access too.  Every day we are bombarded with tons of information, a lot of which is misinformation.  Because of the large volume it is easy to miss articles that may affect us  For instance, just yesterday I saw a news article that got me to wondering  US navy returns to celestial navigation amid fears of computer hacking.…

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Your Gun Safe and the Hazards of Electronic Locks and EMP

electronis locksI was recently asked a question about the electronic locks that we see on so many new safes.  The question was will EMP destroy the electronic locks on your safes.  Electronic locking mechanisms are a real convenient, but at the same time they make me nervous because they need a power source.  If the power source fails, you’re stuck, unless your safe has a physical key that will override the electronic lock.  Not all safes with electronic locks have them.

The first question of course is, will EMP fry my lock.  Because of the locks small size and the fact that it is partly surrounded by metal, it is possible that the lock may survive intact. …

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The Best Trash Container I have Seen for EMP Protection

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The best trash can for a Faraday cage

EMP (Electromagnetic pulse) is a subject I am always trying to find out more about.  Now I am not going to become an expert in electronics, but I want to know enough to protect my electronic devices.  Now I do not think that I can protect my whole home or even large devices like my refrigerator.  They are on their own and will survive or not.  However, there are many smaller items that I want to survive.

Now I know that there are some differences in the type of pulse that is given off by CMP (coronal magnetic pulse) and EMP. …

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An Excellent Youtube on EMP

The  following Youtube by Dr. Bradley is well worth watching if you are interested in the subject of EMP.  I don’t normally post information from other sites, but I think that this one is well worth sharing.

Howard

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How Long does EMP or CMP Last?

EMPSomeone asked this question the other day.  So I thought that I would attempt to share some additional information this subject.

First, while EMP and CMP are different both can cause the same type of damage to electronic devices.

An EMP pulse  would occur in just a few one ten thousandths of a second. That is what makes it so dangerous, it occurs so quickly that there is no warning.  It is thousands of times more powerful than lightning strikes and occurs many thousands of times quicker.  They will only occur as a weapon is detonated and there may or may not be a second detonation. …

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My EMP Proof Truck Failure and Murphy’s law.

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The subject of EMP proof vehicles has been on my mind for the last few days.  My father who is in his nineties has had to quite driving and he gave my wife his old pickup.  She has always loved that truck and he kept it in good shape.

Since it is a 1972 Chevy that he has owned since it was almost new, we knew the history of the truck.  In the 1970’s when President Carter was messing up the economy and the gas crisis occurred he had the truck converted into a duel fuel vehicle.  It burns both propane and gasoline and has two gas tanks and the propane tank.…

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How to Keep a Motor Vehicle Running After TEOTWAWKI

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine who is in his eighties and has been a mechanic since he was about 14 years old.  The subject came up about how today’s cars would fare without all the modern electronic diagnostic machines.

His basic premise was that any car made since the mid 1970’s could not be properly maintained and kept running without a modern auto shop and diagnostic equipment.  Modern cars have fuel injection, electronic ignition, computers and emission control systems.

He says that you need cars that still have carburetors and distributors with points.  Carburetors are easier to rebuild and repair then fuel injection units.  …

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