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Where to buy "back up" gas??

Hi Yall, i was wondering where i could purchase backup gas to store in the back trunk in the event where i would be low on gas and if there were not gas stations close by. Where would i be able to buy it for rfd price and is there a proper term for this item, Thanks!
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Gas can? Stabil or Startron?
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Backup store.
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Trolling?
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By a gas can. Put gas in it next time you fill your tank. Is this a serious question?
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imflying12 wrote: Hi Yall, i was wondering where i could purchase backup gas to store in the back trunk in the event where i would be low on gas and if there were not gas stations close by. Where would i be able to buy it for rfd price and is there a proper term for this item, Thanks!
Hey bud, there is no such thing as "back up gas". I assume you mean to ask whether there is some kind of gas which has no expiry or a different rate for emergency use, but there is none. You would just buy a gas can from cdn tire / princess auto and fill it up at the pump. Gas does go bad if you leave it in a can for several weeks. What I do is empty the entire can into my tank every other time I go to fill up if I havent used it yet. Hope that helps.
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Why wouldn't you just fill up like a normal person? I've been driving for 30 years, and the only time I ran out of gas is on my motorcycle, which didn't have a gas gauge. And with current vehicles having a DTA on the trip computers, it's even more idiot-proof.

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As others have said gas can/jerry can (google a pic and you'll know right away)

It is not recommended to store a gas can in your trunk for long periods of time due to various safety concerns.
Should be stored in a well ventilated area.

Getting a CAA membership is actually great for emergencies. Such as running out of gas, locking yourself out of your car, or needing a tow truck.

edit: OR CT roadside assistance? There seems to be a deal going on with that
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You can download it from onlinebackup.com
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There's a backup gas store up in iqaluit. OP you should probably stop by.
Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
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Are you a prepper? I am... haha...
I keep a survival kit in my car including a small 5 Litre gas can. I fill it up with premium fuel and use fuel stabilizer... I dump it back in my car and make a fresh one every time i get a oil change ... about every 4 months.

5 Litres is go enough to get me about 40-50km on the highway. But if the situation is really dire... I'd drive at a lower speed and rpm to preserve gas.
Its also good as a fire accelerant.
Also good as a solvent.
It has more than one use in emergency situations...
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My car requires premium, but I use regular for back up gas. Since I only use it for back up, will it hurt my engine or void my warranty?
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CanadianLurker wrote: My car requires premium, but I use regular for back up gas. Since I only use it for back up, will it hurt my engine or void my warranty?
Congrats on saving a dollar.
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So many survivalists here lol....
five liters of gas will not take you too far ....
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Here's a serious question (No trolling)...I have a can of gas which is about 6 months old (did not mix any stabiliser) stored in my garage. Is there such a thing as a shelf life for a well sealed gas can stored in a garage? If so, what's the recommended period of storage?

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