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Digitized Data For Your Bug Out Bag

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 2, 2007

Being a geek, I should have really thought of this by myself.

I own several dozen SD Cards and several readers already…so I’m updating my kit as soon as I publish this post!

I will add that you can take high-res photos of documents that you may need later.

And SD Cards would be good for using in cameras when doing recon from your redoubt because you can do photo analysis later, especially if you have a computer and suitable power sources properly shielded from an EMP Burst.

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Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Remedies for Lubrication Problems

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 21, 2007

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had problems with the new diesel fuel wearing out engine parts. Today, I read with interest several suggested remedies to that problem on Survival Blog via reader letters. Here is a snippet of one:

Hello Jim,

I have been a fuel distributor since 1972. I have seen many changes in the industry since then and IMHO the ULSD fuel is one of the goofier ones. The fuel is treated to get rid of the nasty sulfur. Along with this goes some of the wax, thus less power. BTU losses of 3-7% are common. The ULSD fuel is harder to winterize then the old 500 PPM fuel we have been using. CFPP (Cold Filter Plug Point) of the ULSD fuel starts out 20 to 30 degrees higher than the old fuel and requires more of the winter additive to bring the the CFPP down to acceptable numbers. Once again our government supplies us with unintended consequences.
We purchase our additive from Schaffer’s. They have an additive for the ULSDF called Diesel Treat 2000 ULSDF that other than the power loss, virtually returns the 15 PPM to the 500 PPM specs. We purchase the additive in bulk and cost to treat is less than 2 cents per gallon. As the off road diesel is now at 500 PPM and may be as low as 15 PPM we currently treat all of our diesel sales.

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