NJ Prepared is a new section dedicated to those who are interested in practical prepping - UNRELATED TO FIREARMS . We are not looking for political discussions or tin foil hat conspiracy's. This is a place to share what knowledge you have and exchange information with fellow members who wish to learn what it takes to get through a disaster. Whether natural or man made. Gear reviews, Food Storage, First Aid etc... This section will hopefully help teach us the skills and knowledge needed to keep yourself and your family safe during times of distress in the state or country.
I don't bother with stabilizer. I have one 5 gallon gas can for all of the yard equipment; it gets used quickly enough that it needs no stabilization. I also keep multiple 5 gallon cans constantly filled for the generator. I write fill dates on these and every six months or less I dump them into the cars and refill on the same day, so I never have a gap of more than a few hours without my full supply of generator gas. I'd have to do that once a year anyway, even with stabilized fuel, so just save the cost of the stabilizer and rotate stock twice a year instead.
Four to six times a year, I put just enough gas in my generator to run it for 20 minutes or so under load, then run it till the tank is dry for storage.
I use Stabil as well and run them mostly to keep gaskets lubed as well as piece of mind that my stuff will work when needed. I just ran the genny and blower a few minutes ago. I have a reminder set on my ohone for the first of every month to do so.
Also to clarify, I’m not angry about any of this and I have no problem with getting a new permit. I was just curious and am trying to understand the laws better. If I had known about this I would have just shipped it out to OH instead of driving it there. I just figured since he shipped it back through an FFL in OH to an FF in NJ that it was all legal.
Yeah, I'm torn on this issue! My civil liberties brain screams "hey, this is wrong!" - but I'm kind of with you on this one. My pragmatic side immediately noticed that the 4 cities reported in the article are among the most dangerous, crime-ridden and gang-infested cities in the entire state... look at the NJSP crime stats and them compare to population stats. I've done that and these 4 cities (along with 1-2 others in that area + Trenton and Camden) account for a ridiculously disproportionate percentage of the state's violent crime. Sooo, honestly... I really don't want the gangbangers from those cities piling into cars and jumping on 78West (towards my town)... or jumping onto the Parkway (and maybe heading towards your town), etc. Of course, I also don't want them preying on their own neighbors! Because there are decent people in EVERY city.
But, I've got to think that these police departments know their own cities... know exactly what they're dealing with... and they're trying to mitigate even bigger problems.