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    If your inviting Liberal Friends up to help you, I guess not much work would get done. eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    Well our power here went out for almost 20 minutes the other day and I almost fainted.This should never happen in the City.

    If it happens again I will be selling this joint for 1.3 million and moving up to my off grid cabin for the duration.I will live off the land and heat everything with firewood.If I am a lousy hunter I will use some of the 1.3million to buy "organic" meat from traditional people as well as fish and of course gas.LOL cigarettes I don't need but my wife might need some edibles to calm her nerves after I come home empty handed from hunting time and time again.

    I will be inviting all my Liberal friend's up north to help with the firewood cutting and hauling,but I will have to charge them a fee for the fresh air and use of the cabin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    How do you store 1200 lts of gasoline..is it rotated?
    Many up north have a big barrel shape tanks (on it's side). Use the gas for their vehicles also.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
    Many up north have a big barrel shape tanks (on it's side). Use the gas for their vehicles also.
    Yea, on the farm and we had the ME (coloured) gas tank, but if you lived in an urban environment trying to stock pile 1200 lt would be difficult and hard to rotate.

    Back up generators really are a temporary stop gap due to the restriction of fuel storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    If your inviting Liberal Friends up to help you, I guess not much work would get done. eh?
    Oh I don't know about that I cut a 80 foot poplar tree that was to close to the cabin after my short deer hunt.Had it down cut up and branches piled in 5 hours.Had the branches burned the next night,all done,no problem.Used my trusty Dolmar Sachs
    chainsaw with 16inch bar.LOL and that was cutting just for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Yea, on the farm and we had the ME (coloured) gas tank, but if you lived in an urban environment trying to stock pile 1200 lt would be difficult and hard to rotate.

    Back up generators really are a temporary stop gap due to the restriction of fuel storage.
    I am currently in an urban environment however the family farm is a 7 minute drive away. I have several fuel tanks in an environmental catchment. All I have to do is make a quick trip out with a Jerry can or 5. Rotation of Supreme gas isn't a big deal given I have put over 8000 liters through the vehicles since June.

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    5 hours? Cut, block, pile branches and load truck 1 hr per cord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    Oh I don't know about that I cut a 80 foot poplar tree that was to close to the cabin after my short deer hunt.Had it down cut up and branches piled in 5 hours.Had the branches burned the next night,all done,no problem.Used my trusty Dolmar Sachs
    chainsaw with 16inch bar.LOL and that was cutting just for fun.
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    Wish I had a 1000 liter tank, but if I did I would basically end up paying for the wife's gas and then the son's in a year.
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    Thats the cost of having the tank. In the end I don't have to worry about ever running out. I save a bunch on the diesel but to be honest gas usually is on par to a penny more than the gas station.

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    I wouldn't go the canned goods route after seeing what I had in my fridge at camp yesterday. Once cooler weather in the fall rolls around I turn the propane off for the upcoming winter months. My wife opened a can of mushroom soup that had frozen and thawed a few times and it had to be tossed out. So, its dried foods from now on.

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    Just came through a 52 hour power outage down here by Lake Erie. Coleman 5000/6000 generator was hooked into house via a 220 volt cable . Worked ok but generator has a slight surging in RPM which seems to affect voltage output. I read it could be a governor problem . Lots of firewood on hand and cupboards stocked up pretty good. Will fine tune my system before next big storm. Sunday's storm it us like a tonne of bricks down here !
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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