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.
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.
Visit the local Army Surplus...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the result of many frivolous lawsuits?
What can happen when people are overwhelmed with frivolous lawsuits.