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Posted on 11/20/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by onona

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May want to consider getting a couple more.....
1 posted on 11/20/2012 3:48:35 PM PST by onona
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To: onona

Weel.....that’s not too informative now is it.

Basically, Blitz gas can company just went belly up. They supply 75% of the nation’s supply of gas cans.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 3:50:06 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: onona

Yeah Blitz was taken down by tort lawyers, primarily in Texas.

But not to worry, Chinese mfgrs will rush in to fill the gap.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 3:56:24 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kartographer

Ping.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 3:57:22 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: onona

Terrible cans anyway. The models from years and years ago are fine, if you don’t depend on them. The ones with the lawyer-proof nozzles are just useless.

Everytime one of these companies goes out of business, I just think “If I had a sheetmetal shop...”

I know a few of you out there must have a sheet metal shop.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 3:58:12 PM PST by Celerity
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To: onona; Kartographer

Blitz went down because they couldn’t accept the liability of producing the politically correct gas can.

Its been in the works for a year.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 3:58:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

those cans suck my gf brought one over recently and ya need 2 hands to operate the thing
I cut all the safety crap off and it works fine now


7 posted on 11/20/2012 4:01:06 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

The squirrels keep eating ours. Not joking. I need a source for good old metal gas cans.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 4:04:05 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: onona

Visit the local Army Surplus...


9 posted on 11/20/2012 4:04:45 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Celerity

I had a 20 year old John Deere can and was heart broken when I backed over it and trashed it.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 4:04:54 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Ladysforest

I know they are all getting expensive but what is a good, entry level AR 15?


11 posted on 11/20/2012 4:06:32 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Ladysforest
The squirrels keep eating ours. Not joking. I need a source for good old metal gas cans.

Those tree rats ate mine too!

12 posted on 11/20/2012 4:07:39 PM PST by Starstruck
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To: Ladysforest

Go to Amazon.com


13 posted on 11/20/2012 4:07:41 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: null and void

bump


14 posted on 11/20/2012 4:07:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: t1b8zs

Hack-saw, and a soda cap?


15 posted on 11/20/2012 4:08:28 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: shankbear

A basic Rock River model will set you back less than a grand. I have one and love it.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 4:10:11 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: shankbear

A basic Rock River model will set you back less than a grand. I have one and love it.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 4:10:30 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker; Ladysforest; shankbear

From Gas Cans to Guns.

Now THIS is how a thread should be hijacked !!!

Bring it on !


18 posted on 11/20/2012 4:13:27 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: shankbear

Go to gunbroker.com Type in AR 15 in the search box and go from there. All types of selections and prices with overall info to help you get started. Like an ebay but for weapons and other gear listed also. Hope it helps.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 4:20:35 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: t1b8zs

But now you can’t seal it, because it has an oddball cap size and you can’t buy a closed cap for it, only the punch-out kind.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 4:24:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: shankbear

The Doublestar Star 15 is going for $661 at Budsgunshop.com.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 4:24:53 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: onona

Those Blitz cans were crap anyway. The seal never worked, so you couldn’t pour gas without it leaking all over the place, and you would also lose plenty of gas to evaporation if you stored it for any length of time. Also, the design itself was poor, since you could not empty all of the gas out of the can when the nozzle was attached. You’d always be left with a bit of gas sloshing around that couldn’t get to the nozzle.

If I was serious about prepping, I’d be investing in military surplus jerry cans or something like that.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 4:25:48 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Ladysforest

>> “ I need a source for good old metal gas cans.” <<

Sorry, Blitz was the manufacturer of the jeep cans too. Gone! (and used ones are going for $75.)


23 posted on 11/20/2012 4:26:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: bobby.223

I bought two guns via gunbroker. Good website.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 4:28:33 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

They’re all out of stock at Buds :(


25 posted on 11/20/2012 4:30:56 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: shankbear

On black friday you can get a nice Sig from Walmart for less than a grand.

http://www.slickguns.com/product/sig-sauer-sigm400-enhanced-carbine-rifle-867-walmart-black-friday-2012


26 posted on 11/20/2012 4:31:51 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: onona

Wyndham Weaponry. Probably the best mil spec sub 1k ar. Like buying an old school bushmaster when they were very good.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 4:34:38 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: 1malumprohibitum

Thanks. Plenty of Bushmasters on Buds for under a grand. Decent reviews.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 4:36:48 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: onona; shankbear

Buds has a Del-Ton for under $700....


29 posted on 11/20/2012 4:42:44 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: onona

California approved.

30 posted on 11/20/2012 4:43:04 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I just ordered two of these and a self priming siphon hose on Amazon.com.

Pulled the trigger right after I read the article.

Good reviews. Thanks for the info !!


31 posted on 11/20/2012 4:45:00 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


32 posted on 11/20/2012 4:49:41 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


33 posted on 11/20/2012 4:50:04 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: shankbear

http://www.redjacketfirearms.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=46&category_id=8&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=6

bought one of these out of Academy Sports yesterday. No waiting.

This is a stunning, gorgeous quality weapon.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 4:53:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Boogieman
Those Blitz cans were crap anyway. The seal never worked, so you couldn’t pour gas without it leaking all over the place, and you would also lose plenty of gas to evaporation if you stored it for any length of time. Also, the design itself was poor, since you could not empty all of the gas out of the can when the nozzle was attached. You’d always be left with a bit of gas sloshing around that couldn’t get to the nozzle.

Agreed. I have been replacing mine with metal. Looks like there is a new aftermarket for the plastic ones. Can use them for barter or cash.
35 posted on 11/20/2012 5:08:26 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the ping.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 5:10:30 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Which metal ones are you gathering ??


37 posted on 11/20/2012 5:13:50 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: shankbear

My neighbor just bought two of them (his ‘n hers) with extra mags, double strap back packs, a couple of add on parts and 100 rnds for $1,500.


38 posted on 11/20/2012 5:15:26 PM PST by Baynative
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"A swarm of lawsuits hit the company since last March, mostly due to injuries from individuals pouring gas directly onto a lit fire. All but two were thrown out of court for frivolity. Unfortunately, the successful outcomes for the company in the courts did not stop insurance rates from increasing to fiscally unbearable rates."

What the media doesn't report is that a lot of litigation has come from the absolutely STUPID and non-functional siphon nozzles required by the government. For several years now, big sellers at flea markets and garage sales have been the old style flex nozzles that some people were smart enough to save when their old cans were trashed.

39 posted on 11/20/2012 5:20:01 PM PST by Baynative
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To: onona
None of them are cheap. The Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel is $42.36 with Amazon Prime. Click on the picture for the link.


40 posted on 11/20/2012 5:23:41 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I use old battery caps in-side the spouts on 2 cans.Actually is a can metal?These are plastic is a can metal?Should they be called a con for container?
Finding stuff on this 60 yo run down to implement for just about everything is easy.
they used to call it yankee ingenuity


41 posted on 11/20/2012 5:35:52 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: shankbear

If I was unclear, that was $1,500 each.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 5:37:14 PM PST by Baynative
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To: t1b8zs

60 yo run down “farm”


43 posted on 11/20/2012 5:39:16 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: onona
Competitive pricing here.
44 posted on 11/20/2012 5:41:23 PM PST by Baynative
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To: editor-surveyor
"Blitz went down because they couldn’t accept the liability of producing the politically correct gas can." I missed this post. It is absolutely correct.
45 posted on 11/20/2012 5:42:56 PM PST by Baynative
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To: editor-surveyor

Back in the mid 70’s while on the job, I drove by a box along the side of the road at least eight times. The box stayed there all day and when I got off work I drove my car to where the box was and it was still there. Inside was a new unused 5 gal. safety gas can that looks exactly like the one at the amazon link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Justrite-Mfg-7150100-RED-GAS/dp/B0042KUJ1E/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1353461462&sr=1-1

The can has been used continuously since I got it home. I keep it full and stored in my attached garage. Never had a problem.

Recently I began to use it for storage of non ethanol laced gasoline. This type gas will allow your small gasoline engine powered tools to last longer without fouling out the carburetors. I have a new chain saw and plan to use the ethanol free gasoline in it because I’ve been told that the number one cause of failure for them was using ethanol laced gasoline.


46 posted on 11/20/2012 5:50:33 PM PST by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: Ladysforest; Starstruck
"The squirrels keep eating ours. Not joking."

Doesn't surprise me, probably made out of soy in the plastic. In recent years car manufacturers have begun using soy based plastics in the wire insulation and other plastic and rubber parts. Needless to say, rodents have found it quite delectible.

Whats for dinner Mr. Mouse? Insulation and hoses thats what!

47 posted on 11/20/2012 5:59:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nascarnation

They couldn’t get their nozzles to work with all the carb regulations.

Go Scepter or LCI. They are much better.


48 posted on 11/20/2012 6:08:35 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: onona

Thanks to everybody. I am sorry if this was considered a thread hijack. Definitely not intended.


49 posted on 11/20/2012 6:20:18 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Boogieman

You Know about Siphon Hoses?

Any body ?

They Work Very well,empty the Jerry Can Without pulling the can out.

Those New Jiggler type Siphon are worth every penny.


50 posted on 11/20/2012 6:22:17 PM PST by Big Red Badger
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