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The other day I received this e-mail on siphoning gas from cars:
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“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.
Now, I won’t say that I am cheap, but I never like to see waste. I use everything that I can. As many of you know, the shelf life of cooking oils is not indefinite, so the other day I found some olive oil that was out of date. I got to thinking about alternate uses for rancid cooking oils. Here is the list of uses for old oil.
Lubricant and rust preventative. It can be used for everything from squeaky hinges to oiling your tools. In a pinch, it would work to protect your firearms.
Lamp oil. Oil lamps are a good alternate use for rancid oils.…Read More...
If you have read many of my past writing, you will see that I have not encourage people to rush out and buy generators. This was for several reasons, first, for the thousand or so you spend to buy a good generator you can buy a ton of food. Second, most people are not in a position to store much fuel. So here, they are with a good generator and 10 to 20 gallons of fuel. Two or three weeks after the disaster, the generator is out of fuel and useless. Third, having lights and noisy generators can attract too much attention. …Read More...