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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have a hoard of cans in the shop too. After I saw gas prices jump to $4/gal on 9/11, and again when Katrina hit, I loaded up on gas cans (was traveling for work and stopped in Stillwater OK at Walmart and bought a 1/2 dozen Blitz cans for $5 each when Katrina was fixing to hit NO) and always try to keep about 50 gallons of gas on hand (ethanol free). It does get rotated as I use it in my wheelers and mowers.

I keep my 2 stroke gas in small cans like you do as well. Makes it easy to know what is what.

Having gas on hand is important when you get a storm too. If the power is out the gas stations can't pump, and you gotta have gas to run your generator.

The only downside to it is my buddies all know I keep a bunch of gas on hand so they show up for a ride and say "I didn't have time to stop and get gas, do you have some extra?"
charge em a bit extra, for cost. transport fee's. if i had to use a friends gas or oil, i want to pay extra. i call it my "stupid fee", for not being prepared.

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yep...when Katrina hit...we folks over here in the Carolinas hadn't run into something that bad..we were watching the disaster on the TV thinking "oh those poor people"..and then the bags started showing up on our gas pump handles...what?!!? that's when most folks learned about the Colonial Pipeline and that something all the way down in NO could mean weeks of shortages over here.

at that time i had a 55 gal tank of diesel, plus (4) 5gal spare cans and the truck holds 36.

my car was full, plus my work van (26gal) was topped off, and i had (11) 5gal cans of gas, plus my boat has a 65 gal tank and it was about 3/4 full at the time.

was able to keep mt business commitments with my van deliveries, and make it to my day job office and make sure my kids had enough to get where they needed to go...I had lived through several hurricanes and ice storms but Katrina was the first time I felt like I had moved into the zombie survivalist circle (grin).
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