Man, I’m way ahead, statwise, on posting frequency. I better start pacing myself.
But! A goodie from Tam over at View From The Porch: First hand report of what happens when your ammo locker gets flooded. Hint: Those military ammo cans you bought were worth it…provided you actually use them.
My wife, despite her usual inherent goodness, does, from time to time, give me a bit of…grief…about the quantity of ammo cans that sit around. Sure, maybe theyre empty NOW….but, when the poisoned, disease-ridden floodwaters swamp us out she’ll be glad we had all that important stuff packed away.
The East and Midwest are cooling off a bit after highs topped 100 again over the weekend. It’s been a hot early summer; there’s a potential shortage coming up. Not water, not power — gasoline containers. Blitz USA is the biggest maker of portable gas cans, and it’s filing for Chapter 11. The Oklahoma-based company says it can no longer bear the costs of product liability.
Blitz made gas cans that were, in my opinion, of mediocre efficacy. However, they were cheap, widely available, and came in various sizes….I have a bunch of 1-gallon and 2-gallon containers in case I need to trade off some small amounts of fuel.
If you wanna grab a few before they shut the doors, you might wanna get going on that. It’ll be interesting to see whats left in the market since Scepter sorta dropped outta that market. For the record, my favorites are the ‘euro’-style cans. (I am told that the Scepter water cans these days are the same as the fuel cans, just marked differently. Probably different gaskets or something.)
The article zays Blitz is filing Chapter 11, but it also says they’re closing their doors. I suppose it’s possible that Blitz will go Chapter 11, reorganize, and come back as Blitz USA or some similar rebranding….but it’s also possible they’ll file for Chapter 11, get liquidated, and be consigned to the dustbin of history. So…play it safe, and buy whatever youre lacking at the moment.
Edited to add: Explosion of lawsuits against gas can maker
I’m unclear….what does a reasonable person expect is going to happen when you pour a flammable liquid, from a container full of flammable liquid, onto a campfire? This is why we can’t have nice things.