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Where is a good place to get military-grade 5 gallon gas cans right now?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by cowboy1964, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964

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    I believe we are going to have a severe gas crisis within the next year so it's time to get some quality cans.

    CTD has a pack of 4 for like $120 but the reviews are terrible (cheap welds, rust, etc).

    EBay?
     
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  3. I can vouch for this Rx. I looked around for sometime as well. They are brand new and in pristine condition. I bought six of them. These won't take the nato spouts however.
     
  4. Kieller

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  5. check out any mil surplus places. a local surplus store has a few and is asking $20 each.

    i got lucky and got 6 of them at an estate sale for $9 total.
     
  6. BORNGEARHEAD

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    Our local Fleet Farm has red jerry cans made by Briggs&Stratton. I've had them for a couple yrs now and have no problems with them. I wanna say I paid $30/ea for them.

    These are them.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Briggs-Stratton-Shut-Off-Compliant-WCA520P/dp/B000UGPZWM"]Amazon.com: Briggs & Stratton 5 Gallon Metal Gas Can Auto Shut-Off; with Spout (CARB Compliant) WCA520P: Patio, Lawn & Garden@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414vylZbHZL.@@AMEPARAM@@414vylZbHZL[/ame]
     
  7. secamp32

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    UPDATE
    I ordered some 5 gal cans from Atlantic British Thursday night http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm
    and they are on the Big Brown truck for delivery today. Can't beat that. Shipping was less than $20 for 4 cans and a spout. I did have to pay tax since we are both in the PRNY. On another site someone said that they are the same cans as the DO ones.

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    They are on sale on for $35.
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm
     
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  8. Jake514

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    Diesel cans vs. gas cans- other than the color is there any difference in the cans or gaskets?
     
  9. not that im aware of. iirc, when i was looking for replacement gaskets, it was just a gasket, nothing specified for different fuels.
     
  10. Jake514

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    Good thread and timely as I need to purchase some good quality additional cans & nozzles.

    Page 2 of the Feb CheaperThanDirt catalog has four (4) NATO style steel fuel cans at $119.97. Has anyone bought these or can tell if they are good or not? How do they compare with others mentioned earlier in this thread?

    In the catalog directly above there also is an individual fuel can displayed that looks the same as the ones listed above, but is listed at $49.97. The description for this can indicates it has an enamel coating on the inside, but I would think enamel coating should not make a difference for fuel.
     
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  11. mac66

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  12. cowboy1964

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    That's what prompted me to create this thread. That CheaperThanDirt special has terrible reviews.
     
  13. If you seriously want to store alot of gas cheaply you got to forget 5 gallon can's. So much more affordable to buy or get a free steel 55 or 35 gallon drum. You can also go to any farm store and buy a 100 gallon transfer tank for 220 bucks. Set the transfer tank or barrels on a pallet in your shed or garage and your set. You can buy a pump or simply use a simple siphon to move fuel into your gas can or vehicle.
     
  14. cowboy1964

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    I'd love to be able to store 100 gallons but for various reasons I cannot do so. I don't burn a lot of fuel anyway so I'm just looking to have a little reserve in case rationing or shortages occur.
     
  15. KS Trekker

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    I've got several of the Scepter Military Fuel Cans and you need Viton gaskets for gasoline. The diesel gaskets will not work for gasoline.
     
  16. Jake514

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    Thanks KS Trekker, good to know.
     
  17. Chindo18Z

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    So...does anyone have an actual current source for the proper Viton gaskets to fit Sceptor MFCs?

    Not e-bay, not the guy over on AR15.com who used to sell 'em...

    But an actual gasket supply company (who can be ordered from on-line)...with an item/sku number for 5-gal Scepter fuel can Viton gaskets?
     
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  18. fumunder

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    One option is to get 1-55 gallon drum to fill at your house and fewer cans. You can get a used 55 gal from most places that sell heating fuel and other fuels for about $15.
     
  19. Jake514

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    I do not know a supplier or cost, but if you can find the sheet Viton you can always cut your own gaskets.