A disaster preparedness kit often includes survival items like bottled water, non-perishable foods, and blankets.
You may even have a generator in your home in case you lose power. However, if the electricity is off for a while, you’ll also need more fuel and a place to store that large amount of fuel to keep the generator running.
Here’s why you should add a fuel caddy to your disaster preparedness kit.
What Can Happen to Electricity During a Disaster?
When a storm hits or disaster strikes, power tends to be the first utility to go. It can then feel like an eternity until the lights come back on. This is why many people choose to keep a generator at their home in case a power outage lasts a long time.
Most conventional fuel cans hold only five gallons of fuel, which means if you're without electricity for days or weeks, you’ll have to make several trips to the gas station to keep refueling your generator. However, if the gas stations are without power too, you won’t be able to pump fuel.
Why Do I Need A Fuel Caddy in the Event of a Disaster?
Having a larger capacity fuel caddy at your home solves this problem. Fuel caddies can hold 15-25 gallons of gasoline. You can also transport the fuel caddy (if it’s UN/DOT-approved) when there’s an emergency. With a fuel caddy, you can store enough gasoline to keep your generator running without having to go to the gas station constantly.
Adding a Fuel Caddy to Your Disaster Preparedness Kit
If the electricity goes out, you can seamlessly transfer to generator power with the confidence that you have extra fuel on hand if the outage is lengthy.
JDI Equipment has a variety of transport-approved fuel caddies, so make sure you add one to your Disaster Preparedness Kit so you're ready to weather the next storm.