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Offline Prepper Rob

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The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:16:23 PM »
The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles is gasoline.  I suggest everyone fill up at the 1/2 full mark.  This will give you gas to get home, less stored gas to pour in and gas to drive to where emergency supplies are in a couple of months.

For the reluctant prepper tell them that filling up 1/2 way will prevent them from forgetting and running out of gas on the highway and being hurt or killed. 

Also tell them that running 1/8 to 1/4 tank full is hard on the fuel pump which is inside and at the bottom of the fuel tank and it uses the 1/4 tank fuel over the pump to keep it cool.

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Re: The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 07:59:49 AM »
Good reminder, Rob.

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Re: The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 07:46:03 AM »
Yeah, everyone should be reminded on this.

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Re: The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 07:50:08 AM »
I fill up ours at 1/2 tank indicated or slightly above that.

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Re: The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 09:03:59 AM »
I fill at 1/2. Particularly in winter. And I keep a few NATO jerry cans (which is a racist term but with us Germans it's allowed  ;)). I detest running low on fuel. Keep the car and tractor going.

Also keep track that I have the fuel on hand to get to the cabin, our BOL if something should go south here. You never know if a train derailment and chemical leak could force you out of your house.

I miss having an actual gas "tank" when we had the farm. We had a 200 gallon barrel and man is it nice for gassing up the equipment or filling the farm pickup. Real nice to spend a day at work and not have to think about running to the gas station that's 20 minute's drive. I guess the farm mentality stuck in me.

It is mind blowing how many people don't have enough fuel in their car to get to the hospital. Real dumb.

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Re: The # 1 must have item in all bug out / get home vehicles.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 11:42:03 AM »
I really try, and usually keep everything half or better.
Pickup has 2 tanks and I really like that. One is always full.

Now the wife and the car......... ::) ::)
*You better put gas in before we leave*

WHAT?????? You were just in town 2 days ago......

*That was on Sunday dear husband. You know I don't buy anything on Sunday*

 ::) ::) ::)


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