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What Type of Diesel Fuels Can You Run in Your Diesel Engines?

There are three types of fuel that we will discuss for the purposes of this article.  They are on road diesel, off road diesel and home heating oil.  First, I will define what I am including in each category.

On road diesel is any diesel that is sold for vehicle use on the roads.  A government road tax is included in the price of the fuel.  Diesel sold in the U.S. for use on roads is ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) containing less than 15 parts per million.

Off road diesel is sold strictly for off road use and is normally dyed red in color. …

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Survival Resources Found in Your Car or Truck

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If you are lost in the back country or looking for resources after TEOTWAWKI, an automobile can be a gold mine of survival items.  Every year I see stories of people who get lost and die after leaving their vehicles.  This year two adults and several children were stuck in Nevada, and by staying with their jeep and using their resources were able to survive.

If you are lost and there is a search being conducted to find you, a vehicle is easier to spot from a plane or road.  It provides shelter from the wind and rain.  Lying under it can shelter you from the sun.…

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Vehicle Emergency Kits are a necessity

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One thing we can all do is learn from the mistakes of others.  Well this morning my son was enroute towing a small two-wheeled cargo trailer to a second home in another state.  The trailer was recently purchased and was brand new.  Well out in the middle of nowhere he blows a tire on the trailer.  Now he is an individual that normally carries a vehicle emergency kit containing everything under the sun.

After stopping, he goes to change the tire and discovers he does not have a wrench that fits the lug nuts on the trailer. Now he is a good mechanic, and has a complete auto shop and has built and restored older vehicles. …

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Winter Will Affect Preppers, Regardless of Where You Live

Winter is here and so far, it has been a dry year, but I see that chain control has already been in effect at least once.  If you are familiar with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will know that they can get snow as deep as 10 – 20 feet in the Donner Pass area.  It used to be that in the winter highway 80 was often completely blocked to vehicle travel for several months.  In the past, I had the chance to speak with people who remember not being able to cross by vehicle until the start of the spring thaw. …

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