Survival Skills 101: How To Store Gas.

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Published on Jan 27, 2013

This Video talks about how to store gas safely in your garage. This is NOT a video on how to store thousands of gallons but just enough (for a residential situation) to Bug Out or use your generator if you have to. The more gas you store the better, but be safe! I forgot to mention in this video that you SHOULD NOT fill your gas cans up all the way so that the gas can expand in a plastic container. That’s why you should let the air out of the can every once in a while. Have a number of fire extinguishers close by as a precaution (not just because of the gas). While gas can be stored for a long period of time under the right circumstances be sure to change it out every 6 to 12 months for best results.

  • Keep gasoline out of children’s sight and reach.
  • Never store gasoline in glass containers or non-reusable plastic containers such as milk jugs.
  • Store only enough gasoline necessary to power equipment and let machinery cool before refueling it.
  • Never use gasoline inside the home or as a cleaning agent.
  • Clean up spills promptly and discard clean-up materials properly.
  • Do not smoke when handling gasoline.
  • Never use gasoline in place of kerosene.
  • Only fill portable gasoline containers outdoors. Place the container on the ground before filling and never fill containers inside a vehicle or in the bed of a pick-up truck.

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