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

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To: onona

Jegs Preformance 5 gal race fuel jugs for 25 bucks each. I have some and have been beating the heck out of them for years with zero failures.

VP race fuel sells some simular on ebay 4 for 100 sawbucks.


51 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:24 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: onona

Man are there some PATHETIC people out there.

Anyone that’s been on this site for more than 3 months should KNOW FULL WELL that whatever non-perishable supplies they may need (which includes gas cans) they should BUY NOW - even if on credit. Things are NOT going to get any better and will likely get much worse, and sooner, rather than later (particularly if they Republicans and Obama strike a deal to save up from the fiscal cliff...in exchange for $1.5 Trillion deficits forever).

So, I have my 10 gas cans, each at 5 gallons (as one of my 172 items). I bought them over the past few years. I keep them full, except for the bit I use for small engines. I use Stabil at double-dose, which claims to protect the fuel for 2 years. Instead, I cycle through every 18 months and refill. No issues at all running it in my vehicles. I also have two gasoline-powered stoves and a gasoline-powered lantern (all Coleman). They will run FOREVER on 50 gallons (and nearly forever on 5 gallons). I also seal their lousy gas cans with O-Rings, which does the trick, although they will pressurize underneath, so you have to vent them once in a while (but it beats having fumes around all the time).

So BUCK-UP people, and get your act together...we WILL be hit by the bond traders, just like Greece - it’s only a matter of when.


52 posted on 11/20/2012 6:45:58 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: rw4site
... 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.

Believe it. I went through 4 weed eaters, and a leaf blower before I figured out what was killing them. They didn't last a season (soeveral only a few weeks!), and I was beginning to think I had some sort of small engine killer aura before I figured it out. Since I have switched to "pure" gas, I have now gotten a weed eater to last over a year, and my chain saw has been working good for several years.

Here is a link to a website that shows the locations of gas stations selling non-ethanol gasoline.

53 posted on 11/20/2012 6:49:33 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: shankbear

AR-15 made by DPMS, (Panther Arms) purchased at Wal-Mart is less than $600 about 2 months ago.


54 posted on 11/20/2012 6:53:06 PM PST by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: shankbear

No Apologies At All !!

This is an awesome “two thread” post.

Now if only we could work in the Czechoslovakia beer thread :)


55 posted on 11/20/2012 7:02:17 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: LaRueLaDue; Kartographer; shankbear; rw4site

Alas,

None in my area.

My small engine guy is saying the ethanol content is going to 15% next year.

His rules -
Sealed gas cans always. Ethanol absorbs water.
High test only !
Use ONLY FD Grade 2 stroke motor oil. This is the highest grade. If it doesn’t have FD on the label. DO NOT USE.

Use only fuel you can burn in 30 days. After that, dump into the car and buy fresh when you need it.


56 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:02 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: onona

I hate when a post I like gets pushed to the 2nd page because Danica Patrick is getting a divorce.


57 posted on 11/20/2012 7:12:36 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: Baynative
Competitive pricing here.

The shipping for four (4) jerrys is $99.00 to PA. Not very competitive. Is a shame, because that is what I would prefer.
58 posted on 11/20/2012 7:15:45 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

sorry - I didn’t go so far as to check the shipping which is probably the BIGGEST rip off in internet purchasing.


59 posted on 11/20/2012 7:23:38 PM PST by Baynative
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To: LaRueLaDue
You may want to check out MDR E-Zorb.

I use it with PRI and have fallen out of grace with Stabil fuel treatment. I have found that PRI can treat even 4 year old gasoline. YMMV. I do try to cycle with winter blend, rather than E10.
60 posted on 11/20/2012 7:36:37 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Baynative
sorry - I didn’t go so far as to check the shipping which is probably the BIGGEST rip off in internet purchasing.

I was kind of bummed about it. Good deal, but ironic that you can't use them in California.
61 posted on 11/20/2012 7:38:46 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: onona

Check out my post 60 for ethanol gas treatment. The only problem I have had with E-ZORB is getting it to mix. It has the consistency of honey. Best to add prior to fill.


62 posted on 11/20/2012 7:41:19 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: onona

The Blitz assets have been bought out of bankruptcy by another company that is in the process of hiring a staff to re-start operations. Given their previous connections to WalMart, I expect that relationship will soon be restored.

I know this because I’m part of a manufacturing consultant network in OK and our rep in that area has kept all of us informed. The latest release was about the hiring process for key personnel (mfg. mgr., quality mgr, engineering mgr.) so I expect operations will begin shortly after New Year’s.


63 posted on 11/20/2012 7:48:15 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Celerity

better yet...manufacture the old red tried and true heavy plastic gas cans...label them “FOR WATER ONLY”


64 posted on 11/20/2012 7:52:35 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: PA Engineer

I’ll check it out. Although I just bought stabil ethanol treatment.

Thank you so much.


65 posted on 11/20/2012 8:04:06 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: PA Engineer

One of the last things I remeber about living in California is buying a one gallon gas can with a “lawyer spout” to use for my mower. The spout had a push/pull anti siphon function that made it impossible to use without putting it all the way into the tank on my Toro mower to press it against the bottom. When I did, I couldn’t see the level of the fuel and it over flowed and spilled all over the place. There is no way it could have been used to put gas into my ‘85 El Camino if I ever needed to.


66 posted on 11/20/2012 8:43:24 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative
One of the last things I remeber about living in California is buying a one gallon gas can with a “lawyer spout” to use for my mower. The spout had a push/pull anti siphon function that made it impossible to use without putting it all the way into the tank on my Toro mower to press it against the bottom. When I did, I couldn’t see the level of the fuel and it over flowed and spilled all over the place. There is no way it could have been used to put gas into my ‘85 El Camino if I ever needed to.

So true. The "lawyer spout" is the reason I went to flexible funnels.
67 posted on 11/20/2012 9:08:50 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: T-Bird45
I expect operations will begin shortly after New Year’s.

Now if they could figure out how to make a gas can that doesn't SUCK, it would be great.

Now their newer 5 gal cans only have a handle on the top. Makes pouring even more interesting.

68 posted on 11/21/2012 2:48:51 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Celerity

I have a bunch of those with the stupid nozzle that lets air into them as you pour. Takes forever to fill my mower. I have a couple that have a vent at the back with a cover. I love that one as it saved much time while holding 5 gallons of gas upside down. I’ve thought about making a vent hole and cover for the others.


69 posted on 11/21/2012 3:00:26 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Celerity
I assume you are talking about THESE #$%@&!@! THINGS. I guess they decided we couldn't handle pouring gas out of the old style cans.

Well in just THREE uses, I spilled more gas than I ever spilled IN MY ENTIRE LIFE (and I'm 51) using the old reliable cans. I hope the lawyers, greenie weenies, or whoever was responsible for the change are happy with the outcome. It's 10 times worse.


70 posted on 11/21/2012 4:29:16 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: BobL

Yep, that’s pretty much what I do as well. Always amazed that people wait until some crisis and then panic buy.


71 posted on 11/21/2012 5:17:36 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: rgboomers
Wait a minute. Are you telling me you bought a DPMS AR from Wal*Mart... for under $600???

I don't believe it.

72 posted on 11/21/2012 5:25:46 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: PA Engineer

These are all I use now and I have 4 of them. No more crappy plastic cans stinkin’ up the joint and spilling everywhere.


73 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:09 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: Obadiah
Are you telling me you bought a DPMS AR from Wal*Mart... for under $600??? I don't believe it.

It's true. They had them in mine too, and I saw them in a WalMart in Greer, SC as well.

Of course, since the election they have been sold out.

74 posted on 11/21/2012 6:58:37 AM PST by Gritty (The can no longer can be kicked down the road. We're all out of road, there's only an abyss-Mk Steyn)
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To: Gritty

Wow. Good for you!


75 posted on 11/21/2012 7:12:27 AM PST by Obadiah (It pays to be a Democrat.)
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To: onona

I found 5 gallon containers for 10 bucks each at a Job Lot store in RI. I went to the stores other locations and cleaned them out. Filled, stabilized up the yang and stashed out of sight. I have almost 100 gallons for emergencies.


76 posted on 11/21/2012 7:18:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: PA Engineer

I’ll bet there are some affordable old steel cans at the local Army surplus.


77 posted on 11/21/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Celerity
The ones with the lawyer-proof nozzles are just useless.

On the plastic cans, the threads are primarily the same from brand to brand. I have tossed all nozzles, keep the caps and use one really nice flexible nozzle on any can I need to pour from. I wet myself with gas one time with the crappy, totally non-functional 'lawyer-inspired' nozzle you speak of. Threw them all out.

78 posted on 11/21/2012 7:24:10 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: shankbear
what is a good, entry level AR 15?

Save some dough on the unit and ammo and get yourself a nice Ruger Mini-14 tactical. Verrry nice little carbine. Uses .223 ammo which isn't that far off from 5.56 and it is very customizable as well as being purty dang good as a stand off weapon for about half the price of an AR-15.

79 posted on 11/21/2012 7:28:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: BobL

Excellent gas prepping. I might suggest that in my experience, Startron is a better product than Stabil. Once I switched over, I never had ethanol fuel line problems in my motorcycles like I did with Stabil.


80 posted on 11/21/2012 7:42:05 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Betis70

“Excellent gas prepping. I might suggest that in my experience, Startron is a better product than Stabil.”

Now you tell me, LOL. As part of my 172 items, I have a decent amount of Stabil. But for small engines, I’ll buy some and just use it there. My cars seem ok with today’s gas (so far).


81 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:50 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

See the result of many frivolous lawsuits?


82 posted on 11/21/2012 11:48:42 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

What can happen when people are overwhelmed with frivolous lawsuits.


83 posted on 11/21/2012 12:09:47 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

What results?

Did the owner of the gas can company quit his job, write a book, go on a speaking tour and start doing reality shows?


84 posted on 11/21/2012 12:43:34 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
What results?

Read the link! "Frivolous Lawsuits Shut Down Largest Gas Can Co. as Sandy Spurs Demand"

85 posted on 11/21/2012 12:55:06 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You didn’t answer my question. So try again....

Did the owner of the gas can company quit his job, write a book, go on a speaking tour and start doing reality shows?


86 posted on 11/21/2012 12:57:41 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
You didn’t answer my question

Reading comprehension another problem of yours? Read the link! "Frivolous Lawsuits Shut Down Largest Gas Can Co. as Sandy Spurs Demand"

Do you understand what "Shut Down" means?

87 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:05 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

And “lawsuits” versus “ethics complaints” must be an issue for you.

She resigned after winning 19 “ethics complaints.”

And she had just signed a multi million dollar book deal, getting $100,000 per speech and started making plans for a reality show.

Yes, life is rough for Republican governors, like those in Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin. But they didn’t quit.


88 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:35 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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And “lawsuits” versus “ethics complaints” must be an issue for you.

Actually it seems to be a problem for you. Both require time, money and lawyers.

she had just signed a multi million dollar book deal

Did you see the contract? Can you provide the exact date she allegedly signed a contract?

89 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:52 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You can google when she got the book deal and how many millions it was.

All the news reports say it was between $6 million and $11 million......... months before she resigned “due to all the ethics complaints.” ...... which she said were all resolved in her favor.....

So chill out.... she did not resign because of the ethics complaints. She saw a better deal in book signing, speeches and FOX New commentary.

She is happy where she is at.... and so am I.


90 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:37 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
You can google

You're the one spouting off "facts", so it's your responsibility to document them. When was the book contract signed and for what amount, pathetic windbag?

91 posted on 11/21/2012 4:38:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

OOOOOooohhh! Soy based huh? That makes sense. Need. Metal. Cans.

Gonna check Amazon and see if there are any sellers doing metal.


92 posted on 11/21/2012 10:03:46 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Alaska Wolf
she had just signed a multi million dollar book deal

Did you see the contract? Can you provide the exact date she allegedly signed a contract?

Palin's Book Advance: $1.25 Million. Plus, She Discloses $43k in Gifts.

Oct 27, 2009 4:01 PM EDT According to a newly-filed financial-disclosure form, the former Alaska governor was given a $1.25 million advance for Going Rogue. The disclosure doesn’t list when Palin officially inked the book deal or when she received the money, but the forms, first reported by the Anchorage Daily News, cover from January 1 to July 26, 2009, when she officially resigned from office.....

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/blogs/the-gaggle/2009/10/27/palin-s-book-advance-1-25-million-plus-she-discloses-43k-in-gifts.html

http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/27/palins-financial-disclosure-125-mln-advance-for-going-rogue/

So to be clear, she was not going broke from ethics complaints.

93 posted on 11/22/2012 9:23:48 AM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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The disclosure doesn’t list when Palin officially inked the book deal or when she received the money,

So you admit you are a liar.

94 posted on 11/22/2012 10:14:39 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

It proves my point.

Sarah Palin disclosed to the State of Alaska that she was paid $1.25 million BEFORE she quit.... BEFORE she quit.

She was NOT going broke.


95 posted on 11/22/2012 11:26:22 AM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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The Anchorage Daily News cited the existance of the book deal two months before Palin quit. The book was contracted for publication in early 2010. The duties of running the state would have gotten in the way of her writing.

http://www.adn.com/2009/05/12/793061/palin-signs-deal-for-memoir-to.html

She chose door number two --- the money.

96 posted on 11/22/2012 11:34:23 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
Sarah Palin disclosed to the State of Alaska that she was paid $1.25 million BEFORE she quit

You lied when you claimed she received $6-11 million six months prior to her resignation. You're a pathetic faux conservative. You have ZERO credibility. I despise liars like you.

http://www.adn.com/2009/10/27/989879/palin-got-125-million-retainer.html

97 posted on 11/22/2012 11:52:38 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I said she “signed a multimillion dollar book deal” before she quit, which was a fact.

Surely you are not so naive to believe that when authors or athletes sign multimillion dollar contracts that they get all the money up front, do you?


98 posted on 11/22/2012 12:16:52 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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I said she “signed a multimillion dollar book deal” before she quit, which was a fact.

You're a disgusting liar as this proves.

If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Let Gov. Palin Back Into the Room

Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:01:46 AM · 109 of 179 Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand to Alaska Wolf; fortheDeclaration

I understand Palin’s ethics complaints (not lawsuits) cost her..... $600,000? Three months before she quit she signed a book deal worth approximately $7 million.... plus she was getting $100,000 per speech.

Game, set and match, faux conservative!

99 posted on 11/22/2012 12:30:47 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I will type slower to help you understand. I said she “Signed a $7 million contract” before quitting, which was true. And she received a $1.25 million advance on the $7 million right before quitting.

” She reputedly got a $7 million deal for her first book, with the bulk of that money due after her resignation as governor.”

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin reported that she has received at least $1.25 million for her hugely anticipated upcoming memoir “Going Rogue.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/sarah-palin-earned-estimated-12-million-july/story?id=10352437#.UK6cPIbILLI

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-250_162-5425545.html

Hint, when you see that a pro athlete signs a $100,000,000 contract, they don’t get all that money up front. Didn’t you know that?


100 posted on 11/22/2012 1:55:43 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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