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Old 09-25-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Does anyone know how much gas you can legally store at home?? I'd like to store some with my MRE's, water, gold, arms, radio, and the rest of my survival gear so I'm prepared for anything. (some of you might think I'm kidding however I'm really not)
Oh, I don't think you are kidding. Most people do keep some gas at home - you gotta have it for lawn mowers if nothing else.

I don't know if there is a legal limit. I just worry about having it in the garage b/c of flammability.

Is there a place outside where you could safely store it??? Like an out building?
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Does anyone know how much gas you can legally store at home?? I'd like to store some with my MRE's, water, gold, arms, radio, and the rest of my survival gear so I'm prepared for anything. (some of you might think I'm kidding however I'm really not)

I think I want to store like 60 gallons in my garage. I'd like to get a tank custom made.
Two things to consider:
The more gas you store in your home, the more explosively flammable your house becomes. I don't like the thought of that much gas in one's garage...

Second, gas "goes bad" the longer you store it. (I forget exactly how long, but you can google that yourself.) So unless you plan on using it regularly, you probably don't want to keep that much around for long.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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Oh, I don't think you are kidding. Most people do keep some gas at home - you gotta have it for lawn mowers if nothing else.

I don't know if there is a legal limit. I just worry about having it in the garage b/c of flammability.

Is there a place outside where you could safely store it??? Like an out building?
I'm going to call the County I live in tomorrow and check. I know my HOA has nothing in it's covenants and restrictions. We live in some messed up times right now; with the economy, Iran, Al Qaeda, and everything else going on. People should be prepared for anything and not rely the government to quickly respond and take care of us. This whole gas thing makes me realize the vulnerability many of us if we had an actual natural disaster.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Does anyone know how much gas you can legally store at home?? I'd like to store some with my MRE's, water, gold, arms, radio, and the rest of my survival gear so I'm prepared for anything. (some of you might think I'm kidding however I'm really not)

I think I want to store like 60 gallons in my garage. I'd like to get a tank custom made.
Starting to prep for 2012 are we?
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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Starting to prep for 2012 are we?
I try to be prepared for anything!!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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I would stay on the good side of my insurance agent if I were you.Maybe send him a box of chocolates for Christmas just in case you have a need to call on him.

All kidding aside I wonder if Homeland Security wrote anything into the law. Might want to check that as well.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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I'm going to call the County I live in tomorrow and check. I know my HOA has nothing in it's covenants and restrictions. We live in some messed up times right now; with the economy, Iran, Al Qaeda, and everything else going on. People should be prepared for anything and not rely the government to quickly respond and take care of us. This whole gas thing makes me realize the vulnerability many of us if we had an actual natural disaster.
If you're going to do that, I think there could be a explosion hazzard so you'd obviously have to make sure it's in the proper container. not sure if i'd want to know if my neighbor was storing enough gas to blow up his house and 3 houses around him
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I did get myself a generator (we had a thread about this recently) so I would like to keep some gas around, but I am afraid of storing much b/c of flammability. I figure if it looks like bad weather, then I could go and fill up a gas can . . .

I also keep my emergency kit for power outages . . . my MREs consist of peanut butter and tuna, LOL. Nothing wrong w/ being prepared, but remember - for anyone who stores stuff for emergencies - you really do need to recycle and use the oldest stuff every so often - so your supply will be fresh in case of a power outage, hurricane, etc.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I believe one has to deal w/ EPA regs re: storing gas in tanks and the laws are very strict . . permits . . . and I don't believe residential storage is allowed. I think it has even b/cm difficult to do gas storage for farm use - lots of red tape.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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McCrory: Major gas shipments on the way | WCNC.com | Local News for Charlotte, North Carolina | Top Stories (http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-092508-krg-gaslines.ae402e52.html - broken link)
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