Patton On POL


Multiple good pieces of advice.

GasBuddy gasoline availability tracker

Staying out of Charlotte and Raleigh s/b added to that list.


11 responses to “Patton On POL

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  2. If your diesel vehicle is a pickup truck you can purchase tanks to mount in the back of the truck next to the cab. They range in size of 60 to 110 gallons. Mine is a 80 gallon tank shaped in an L shape with a tool box as an integral part that sits in the saddle of the L. Works well. I have a pump permanently installed so I can pump into my trucks tank or into fuel cans.

  3. I’ve stored gasoline in 15 gallon barrels underground in a shaded area, be sure it’s located on high ground to avoid water collecting inside the hole. These barrels have a sturdy handle on top and are fairly easy to lift from the hole when needed. I add Stabil to ‘almost’ full containers to allow for any expansion and to reduce condensation building up in the empty area at the top. Cover the containers with some plastic to protect from sand and debris, make a wood top for the storage pit and then place something over that to conceal it, to shed rain and snow, but easy enough to move when access is needed. I also use a marker on each to record the date of storage for proper rotation. I’ve stored up to 100+ gallons this way for a year at a time with no problems. Just don’t tell your friends about it…

    • Whenever digging holes for the purpose of burying things, always take care to place all dirt in buckets or a wheel barrel/trailer to move and dump far away from site. I used mine to fill sandbags. Leaving any excavated dirt at or near the bury site is a dead give away and you deserve your shit to be found. If caching in grassy areas carefully cut sod and set aside and then replace over the top of your cache site. I’ve sometimes planted small pine trees over some sites as a landmark to re-locate. it’s a good idea to locate sites under trees so you have cover as you ingress and egress the AO.

      • Excellent points you make tfA-t. Only thing I could add is that if you are burying “metal hardware” use camouflage such as metal trash or old tractor or vehicle parts built up and scattered on the surface. And you want this “scatter” to reach beyond the actual burial site so that any flying magnetometer or aerial ground penetrating radar would have to be sitting on the ground to detect the buried items. Digging up under old foundations or culverts (depends on size) will likewise disguise the objects being buried. Like you so aptly state, do not leave traces that indicates digging or burials.

  4. Mother Earth News magazine had an article a few years ago about WOOD GASSIFIERS where wood chips are heated and the fumes can be piped right to the carburetor (of older vehicles) and the engine will run off the wood-gas fumes. During WWII the farmers used wood gassifiers on their farm tractors since the gasoline was needed for the war effort. The article in TMEN said that the cost per mile was only ONE CENT from using scrap wood. Ain’t No Gas Tax on wood chips for the Gubmint to waste, just like using waste French-fry oil in Diesel vehicles instead of buying Diesel fuel at some Red-Dot Gas Mart. FYI, In my searches http://www.gek gasifiers manufactures a pallet mounted gassifier coupled to an engine mounted to a generator and shipped all over the world (3rd world countries) to use waste junk wood to generate electricity. Hope this info is helpful for folks to prepare for off the grid living.

  5. Well its a good thing that Hillary cancelled her fund raising event in that area, she could have been caught up in the event.

  6. Good info CA, thanks.

  7. Stay out of Raleigh and Charlotte?

    More like stay out of the cities. I just bought a house on an acre of rural property outside of a town of 500 people. My advice, do the same or something similar. Get away from the masses.

  8. Fill ‘er up with high-octane civil unrest, and put it on my EBT card.