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Old 06-25-2012, 12:35 PM
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I helped make some room in the freezer by cooking up some maple sugar sausage for an early lunch! Wish I could afford to get a bulk tank for gasoline as that is the only thing really lacking around here.
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I helped make some room in the freezer by cooking up some maple sugar sausage for an early lunch! Wish I could afford to get a bulk tank for gasoline as that is the only thing really lacking around here.
Mmmm the sausage sure sounds good.

As for a bulk tank, how long can you expect our ethanol treated gas to last? I thought it started breaking down in a very short time span so that it would do more harm to your engine than good.
Is there something you can treat it with (like fuel stabilizer) to make sure it lasts longer?
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:00 PM
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Stabil helps as does buying mid grade or high test. I know i get much better mileage with my mower on mid grade.
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Yea, having enough gas is one thing that worries me. How much is enough? I usually keep about 25 gallons set aside exclusively for the generator(s) and about another 20 for all the gas powered equipment. I rotate it out within a year.

I read somewhere once that untreated gas stays usable for about 3 months. That came from one of the oil company webpages or blogs so may be a little conservative. Gas treated with Stab-il remains "fresh" for up to one year. If you double the amount of Stab-il they say (Stab-il) that it remains usable for up to 2 years but I've never tried keeping it that long. I usually double the amount of Stab-il and rotate it after a year.

As Muley said, buying a higher grade of gas also helps.

One of these days I'll have to put a standby natural gas generator on the house or buy a diesel generator or a PTO generator, and stop having to mess with so much gasoline.
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I have a neighbor who not only has 4 roosters that are genetically defective and scream all day, but he literally bought a jackass! Holy shit, you think someone got stabbed when it starts it's earsplitting scream!! WTF is this new 'neighbor' thinking? I honestly have had absolutely nothing to do with his continuous loss of glass in his pickup, but I did fry up a couple of big sponges in bacon grease for the jackass. They got really small and smelled great. I just pitched them over the fence as I drove by. Looked like he went right for them.
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As for a bulk tank, how long can you expect our ethanol treated gas to last? I thought it started breaking down in a very short time span so that it would do more harm to your engine than good.
Is there something you can treat it with (like fuel stabilizer) to make sure it lasts longer?
Use the Marine Formula StaBil (which is better) and it'll last a solid year but in year 2, the engines run but don't like it much.

I keep about 500 gallons of gas and 250 each of diesel and kero. Another 1000+ pounds of propane in 100# tanks.
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I use Seafoam in all my gas cans 2 & 4 cycle. It's even good for diesel. Better than your run of the mill stabil. More expensive too. If you are going to try and store gasoline I would recommend non ethanol type. I believe it is available most places, at least seasonally during the summer months. That is all a lot of boaters only use.
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okay, yinz got me thinkin'. i'll pack surgical scrub, 2 washcloths- 1 for wet, another for drying, purell, a toothbrush, screw the toothpaste; a box of baking soda is versatile, cleans teeth, etc. (pop, i say- baking pop!). i have cases & cases of nutritional supplements. meds- called in last nite fer extras. girly items, t.p., deoderant & soap.
other than 'at, my home is well-stocked.
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okay, yinz got me thinkin'. i'll pack surgical scrub, 2 washcloths- 1 for wet, another for drying, purell, a toothbrush, screw the toothpaste; a box of baking soda is versatile, cleans teeth, etc. (pop, i say- baking pop!). i have cases & cases of nutritional supplements. meds- called in last nite fer extras. girly items, t.p., deoderant & soap.
other than 'at, my home is well-stocked.
Oh, and don't forget a fresh box of bullets for that little pistol you own.


If I must say, that's a very nice piece.
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Good Luvs, at least we got you thinking about it. Everybody's needs and requirements are different. Some just want to scrape by for a couple of days and others want to lead as normal a life as possible, however long it lasts.

Can I ask you what you are going to cook on in this well stocked house of yours if the power goes off.
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the gas stove or the grill my buddy owns. much of my food is sustainable. only dairy would be tossed. dry ice & the coolers for the items i like enough to keep, like steak, seafood, lamb lollipops, veal cut 4 scallopine.....

& should all else fail, there's nutren. it's like ensure.

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the gas stove or the grill my buddy owns. much of my food is sustainable. only dairy would be tossed. dry ice & the coolers for the items i like enough to keep, like steak, seafood, lamb lollipops, veal cut 4 scallopine.....


kane, my niece has got me covered.
I knew what the answer would be when I asked the question. All you people who like to cook have natural gas. Hey, I'm 6 miles away from the nearest town and we have natural gas ..... because my wife likes to cook. If the house hadn't had it I doubt that I would have been allowed to buy it. You foodies are all the same. Hey, I like the menu, invite me over.

Your niece is a sweetheart. She may not protect you but there are lots of people who would protect her, me among them.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:50 AM
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thanx- raynin is the luv of my life. i'd give anything feasible for that 'lil baby-luv. my nephews, my brother/sil, too.

btw, dinner is tbd, so how 'bout crabcakes sammiches w/ wasabi aioli or remoulade, roast veggies, & potatoes w/ cream & truffles~
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so how 'bout crabcakes sammiches w/ wasabi aioli or remoulade, roast veggies, & potatoes w/ cream & truffles~
get cookin'.

The only thing is that I'm borderline diabetic so no bread and potatoes at the same meal so serve the crabcake "naked" and I'll be a happy little camper.
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i cooked. where 'ya at~

i thought of a few other items. dry or aseptecially packaged milk. mori-nu silken tofu. that's shelf-stable, too. k'bossy. nuts. pasta. a wristwatch. trash can liners. so many uses, there. oh, yeah, a personal fan that takes batteries. if it's summertime, anyhow.
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topped up at the butchers on steak....and also prepped a road map for my wife for her holiday.
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i cooked. where 'ya at~
Got busy, skipped lunch altogether. Maybe next time.
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topped up at the butchers on steak....and also prepped a road map for my wife for her holiday.
Maybe you should have topped up the wife for her holiday and prepped the steak for dinner.
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Hear is a utube vid that i ran across that really hit home,the beginning has a short movie clip that is part of what this man is trying to convey.how many friends do you really have?

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