Like thousands of others, before Hurricane Ike hit we rushed to the store to buy one of the last remaining generators – but once the lights went out we realized we had a big problem – we didn’t store enough fuel to keep it running.
And a year later we ran into an even bigger problem – the generator wouldn’t turn on period!
My story doesn’t need to be your story – hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and never be without power in an emergency.
I just recently learned about a Fuel Stabilizer from PRI (Power Research Inc.) that can fix both of these problems. With PRI-G or PRI-D it can help keep my stored fuel fresh indefinitely, and keep my generator running.
Fuel Stabilizer for Emergency Preparedness
The are too many uses for the PRI products to name, but the following are ways I’m using it in case of an emergency. I can’t believe I never used this before, but now you won’t catch my shelves without it!
Long-Term Fuel Storage
A few years ago I decided to store a few container of gasoline in case we needed to fill our cars and leave town, and for the generator. Well, I’m pretty sure that gas has never been rotated and probably would do more damage than good at this point.
Fuel ages VERY quickly – but I’ve been told, by treating fuel annually with PRI-G it can keep fresh in storage for years – even indefinitely! The best part is if your fuel has already aged, PRI-G can still help by restoring it to refinery-fresh conditions.
This time I made sure to add the PRI-G to each gasoline container. Also, so I wouldn’t forget, I put a piece of tape with the date I need to add more fuel stabilizer if needed.
Do you have a generator? Have you tested it out lately to see if it works?
Fuel deteriorates and becomes unstable the longer it sits causing all sorts of damage – disabling engines, plugging filtration systems, damaging engine components with excessive carbon – or even refusing to ignite.
Generator manufacturers estimate that more than half of all generator failures in emergency situations are the result of fuel gone bad. – Power Research Inc.
Fixing the damage can be costly (as we discovered when repairing our generator), so do your generator a favor and go ahead and treat it with some fuel stabilizer!
Even more importantly, your life may count on having your generator working to power things during an emergency – and that is not the time you want to find out it’s not working.
What Does Pri-G & PRI-D Do?
Using PRI-G/PRI-D Fuel Stabilizer
Unopened lasts INDEFINITELY
Opened lasts 3 Years
Since this is very concentrated you only need a small amount. The following are the available bottle sizes and the amount of fuel it treats.
|Bottle Size||Fuel Treated|
|16 Ounces||256 Gallons|
|32 Ounces||512 Gallons|
|1 Gallon||2,000 Gallons|
Amount Needed: Add 1 oz. of PRI-D or PRI-G Fuel Stabilizer to 16 Gallons of Fuel
ANNUALLY: Each year add more PRI-G or PRI-D to your fuel to keep it fresh. Fuel will last indefinitely as long as you do this.
The way they made the top of the bottles are ingenious! It measures out exactly how much you need for 16 gallons of fuel so you can pour it right in.