How to Properly Siphon Gas during an Emergency

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Gas will quickly become one of the most important commodities in a SHTF crisis. Unfortunately, it will also be one of the scarcest. The gas stations that do have fuel will have unimaginably long lines, until their tanks go dry.

The best way to avoid a calamity is to keep your tank over halfway full at all times. Even in this scenario, however, you may not have enough fuel to evacuate.

In the movies, siphoning gas out of a car’s fuel tank looks like good old-fashioned fun. In the real world, it’s nasty, dirty, dangerous business.

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Thanks to Hollywood, most of us believe that the process of siphoning gas from one vehicle into another is relatively simple, but the reality is that a single mistake could cost you your life.

To help you avoid injury or death, we have put together an easy to use guide to siphoning gas.

Photo by Giulio Gogante

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