Gasoline storage question : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I can get Blue plastic Kerosene jugs (5 US gal) for $3.00 each. I was wondering if anyone knows if these containers will safely store gasoline.

Also, is it legal to fill the blue containers up with gas at the gas station?



-- enormous (, December 11, 1999


This has been covered several times, but:

Yes, it is illegal to fill the blue containers with gas at a gas station. I doubt anyone would notice, BUT: its still a bad idea. While the containers certainly will work for gasoline, you should plan for other possibilities besides TEOTWAWKI --- the color coding really does make sense and I have gotten red containers for $3.49, so the price diff. is not worth it, IMHO.

-- Jon Johnson (, December 11, 1999.

Buy a can of red spray paint. I have lots of 5 gallon containers of various colors. Let me see, green, yellow, blue, red. Diesel, Diesel, Kerosene, Gasoline. Just make sure the containers are rated for petro type products.

-- Bill (sticky@2sides.tape), December 12, 1999.

For those of you planning on storing gas for an extended period of time here's a link to a thread that you might find helpful. It's in regards to some gas preservative called STABIL, etc.

Thread re: gas preservation

-- beej (, December 12, 1999.


The same place that sells the blue kero cans for $3.00 sells the RED cans for $7.00. If I knew where to purchase genuine red containers for $3.49, I would would have no qualms about spending the extra money.

Can you tell me where I may find red cans for less than $4.00?

Thanks everyone for their input!


-- enormous (, December 12, 1999.

Have you tried K-Mart?

-- Amy Leone (, December 15, 1999.

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