Originally posted by captaintyinknots
A nice hand pump and a length of hose.
Should be one in every B.O.B.
The other side of it, though, is in a true SHTF situation, at least for a while, I feel you'd be better off 'acquiring' from abandoned cars. There will be plenty, and they are so much easier to deal with.edit on 14-6-2013 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)
Wouldnt you run risk of pressure build up with that kind of pump and tank?
Originally posted by ShadellacZumbrum
reply to post by Gazrok
I would just like to add: .. .
My scenario makes use of a Fire Engine.
I don't know if anyone gets that or not.
The pump on a fire engine is pretty damn powerful and during a SHTF scenario easy to obtain.
Although you will need to reduce the hose on the running end of the Inlet to fit into the fuel tank.
So basically, you pull the Fire Engine up to your local Swap and Shop Save, run your hose into the tank and secure it to the inlet pump. .. Viola. .
P.S. . .. to those that don't know ... Make Damn sure that you have already pumped all of the water out of the engines holding tank. This will eliminate future issues.
Originally posted by crazyewok
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Eventually, maybe. There is A LOT of gas in this country, and for a person that knows what they are doing, there will be plenty of abandoned cars to choose from.
Originally posted by Soloprotocol
Probably better off with a Horse.
Originally posted by Dominar
In a SHTF scenario like the OP presented there is no more "legal or not legal", there is only survival and you do what you need to do to stay alive.
You don't have to become a murdering psycho or a METH dealer (??), but you may have to do minor things that were once considered illegal before SHTF, like stealing fuel from abandoned places.
Originally posted by stirling
I have to add the tidbit of diesel information here.....
A diesel will run just fine on the oil you cook fish and chips with....and diesel exhaust never smelled so good either......
So dont forget such possibilities to use as combsutibles.....
Achohol can substitute for gasoline in some cases....
Cerainly mixing these and other fillers into your available fuel will stretch them further, or get you out of a jam possibly.....
It would be well to study thds as there are all kinds of things that can be thrown in with what gasoline or diesel you have in your supplies
One should have an idea what they are doing however, as some engine damage or perhaps heating problems may also develope with some products....
The ultimate may be the armys engine which runs on just about anything from diesel to avgas or bacon grease....
though probably a fuel hog, it can burn anything.
I also seem to recall hearing of running cars by burning the fumes from making charcoal?
anyone hear tell...its some kind of ww2 trick....???
The story goes you make a firepot with a sealed chamber above it to place wood or coal in
then light a fire beneath it
When the wood or coal cooks in the sealed chamber....the resulting gases are bled off to run the engine???
Correct me if this is a urban ledgend but it sounds sort of logical.....
I can remember granfpas farm with the windmill generator, and the huge concrete battery tanks which held lead sheets and acid to store the farms power needs.....He built the whole rig....
It was all independant of the powerlines, simple, and fool proof............ and gramps made the lead sheets from old tire weights, and roof jacks , and the worn out ones remelted too.....etc....edit on 14-6-2013 by stirling because: (no reason given)edit on 14-6-2013 by stirling because: (no reason given)