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  • 1) Put it in your car

    2) Generate electricity for your house with it

    3) Pour it over your head, light it, in a public place, as part of the Occupy movement...that'll show 'em
  • 4- start a nice fire of your ruined furniture if the power is still out.

    I know- Aisle Seat, close to the galley please.
  • Offer it to someone with a generator who hasn't had their power restored yet.
  • Bathia_Mapes: Offer it to someone with a generator who hasn't had their power restored yet.


    This or save it for the next thing that will kill your power. It'll probably hit within the next six months.
  • If it's oil/gas mix you can't run it in your car.

    Gas really doesn't "keep" very well.

    That's why I modified my generator and old Bronco to run on propane. It never goes bad. Plus, I can use it to keep my RV refrigerator without a generator.
  • Elvis_Bogart: If it's oil/gas mix you can't run it in your car.

    Gas really doesn't "keep" very well.

    That's why I modified my generator and old Bronco to run on propane. It never goes bad. Plus, I can use it to keep my RV refrigerator without a generator.


    Large gen sets use straight gas - no problem
    50:1 gas mix - only add a couple of gallons at a time to the car and no problem
    Storing gas? - fuel stabilizer FTW

    Propane as fuel - also works for gas grill! You may not have power, but you can eat steak (or go all Donner Party if things get desperate)
  • Oddly enough, electricity itself is over-rated in an emergency.

    I've got means to cook, heat, and light without electricity.

    Heat is the biggest of the issues, though. I've got the capacity to keep my pipes from freezing in the dead of winter, but it won't exactly be snuggly warm. Maybe I should put a small woodstove in the basement.
  • If you huff it you get a nice nauseous buzz
  • Dufus: 50:1 gas mix - only add a couple of gallons at a time to the car and no problem


    Yep, I've done that. Add a gallon or two to a mostly full tank and you won't have any problems.

  • Skunkwerks


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    (from the NY-guy-goes-to-Connecticut-to-buy-gas thread)
  • Typical, portable household generators use the same regular, unleaded fuel as automobiles, so if that's what you're running, you can transfer the gas from your containers to your car's gas tank, using a proper nozzle or funnel, officials point out.

    Whaaaaaa?
  • Bathia_Mapes: Offer it to someone with a generator who hasn't had their power restored yet.


    Great answer.

    I personally was gonna suggest pouring it into a black garbage bag, put it in the sunlight until it inflates...throw a match at it.
    Guaranteed fun.


    /don't.
    //seriously, don't.
    ///you'll kill yourself.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: Skunkwerks

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    (from the NY-guy-goes-to-Connecticut-to-buy-gas thread)


    Say what you want, man, that minivan was stacked!
  • acanuck:
    3) Pour it over your head, light it, in a public place, as part of the Occupy movement...that'll show 'em

    Came here to say this.
  • Did they point anything out in this article?

  • SkunkWerks


    Say what you want, man, that minivan was stacked!


    Yeah, they're big but they're obviously plastic.
  • The obvious answer is to commandeer a life guard chair, then write your name in the street with the gasoline, light it on fire, strip down to your underwear, get a shotgun, and pretend to be king of the road for 5 minutes.
  • What an idiot. Jeezzus, how can someone be so dumb as to not know how to wait for dark.

    ....then pour it down the storm drain.
  • dittybopper: Maybe I should put a small woodstove in the basement.


    I put a woodstove in our sunroom, and it rocks! Not only is it great peace of mind during the winter and possible power-outages, it lowers my regular heating bill & I get to burn stuff. With the new glass technology, you get to see the fire too :

    Soapstone woodstove
  • jfivealive: The obvious answer is to commandeer a life guard chair, then write your name in the street with the gasoline, light it on fire, strip down to your underwear, get a shotgun, and pretend to be king of the road for 5 minutes.


    Heh.

    Once, I made a trail of black powder in the driveway in the shape of a big heart with an arrow through it. Told the distaffbopper to look out the window, and I lit it. She was impressed with the big white mushroom cloud, of course, but also the symbol burned in on the asphalt. It wasn't truly "burned in", though, as it washed away with the first rain.

    It's the thought that counts.

    /Don't try that at home, kiddies.
    //I'm a professional idiot.
    ///True love smells like the devil's fart.
  • That was Romeroriffic.
  • Go to a hardware store and get some of the gas stabilizer stuff
  • I would save it to use in moltav cocktails during the upcoming revolution.
  • argylez: dittybopper: Maybe I should put a small woodstove in the basement.

    I put a woodstove in our sunroom, and it rocks! Not only is it great peace of mind during the winter and possible power-outages, it lowers my regular heating bill & I get to burn stuff. With the new glass technology, you get to see the fire too :

    Soapstone woodstove


    I was thinking more along the lines of something like this:

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    Inexpensive to purchase and install, puts out enough heat to keep at least the basement comfortable (I have a walk-out basement, almost like a first floor, just unfinished), I could cook stuff on it, and because it's relatively small, I wouldn't need a ton of wood.

    Plus, I've got 22 acres of swamp behind the house full of deadfall wood, and some dead trees. Fuel source if necessary in a long-term crisis.
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