Also to really be prepared and self-reliant you must store some fuel for a long term disaster which may last a month, a year and possibly much longer.
Another issue with Diesel fuels that many don't know about is when stored, moisture can be in the storage tanks and fuel tanks. This moisture acts as a breeding ground for bacteria, algae and fungi. These critters turn into a sludge and will clog the fuel system. PRI-OCIDE additive kills this growth. Imagine having 1,500 gallons of diesel stored only to find out when you need you can't use it!
How do you safely extend the stored life of your fuels? Very simply, just add a chemical preserver to the stored fuel. I have tested the two commonly available products STA_BIL brand and the PRI brand PRI-G (gas), PRI-D (diesel) and PRI-OCIDE (diesel) and they all work. It’s really a no-brainer to use them.
Now the question is which is a better deal for your money? Let’s look at the directions for each.
Divided by 80 treated gallons equals $0.25 per gallon of gas treated.
Divided by 512 treated gallons equals $0.06 per gallon of gas treated.
Web-site for ‘PRI’ for access to the PDF’s for Gasoline, Diesel and Diesel Microbicide products. http://www.priproducts.com/consumer_products.cfm