This is the fourth installment of a monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it.
#1 – Food
#2 – Shelter
#3 – Water
Fuel is often overlooked as an essential survival prep. It is not exciting and “cool” like a GLOCK 17 pistol or a Buck Hoodlum knife…..but have none and life will become much more difficult.
Fuel for transportation may become difficult to obtain depending upon the situation at hand. After Hurricane Hugo there was no power within the city or surrounding areas for days. No power equal’s no gasoline which equal’s GOING NO WHERE. I remember I felt the need to go look for supplies, check on friends and family. Luckily I had a tank full of gas which lasted for awhile.
For this month take a look at your fuel reserves. Do you have any? How many gallons? How is it stored? Are you rotating it?
Where ever your at with fuel for vehicles try to add a little. I know, gas is expensive and many of us are on a budget. Maybe add 5 gallons, maybe 20. Every little bit counts.
When we talk about fuel I am not just talking about for vehicles. Check your level of fuel for the following as well:
- Oil Lamps
- Kerosene Heaters
- Propane for grills and camp stoves
- Rototillers and other small engine tools – especially if they 2-cycle engine
Regardless of the purpose – take this time now to store extra fuel for when you might need it later.
****TIP: A propane fuel storage idea is to check out Craigslist for used propane tanks. I picked up several for $5.00 each. Electricity out those will will very good to have around.
****TIP: I have stored gasoline in plastic containers – non-treated – for well over 6 months without a problem. Not the best idea. Treating stored gasoline with Pri-G will help keep it fresh to perform in your vehicle when you need it.
Take care all –