Fuel Caddy – A Must for Natural Disaster Preparedness

By Brian Morgan

No matter what portion of the United States you live in natural disasters can occur. Proper planning goes a long way in survival and the tools needed have changed over the years. Today’s modern households are more dependent on electricity for food storage, heating and cooling systems, and even critical medical devices.


Often a household preparedness kit contains bottled water, non-perishable foods, blankets, and flash lights.  When disaster strikes electricity is normally one of the first basic services to be lost and often the longest to be brought back to full functionality. A must on everyone’s disaster preparedness list is a generator to restore temporary power until full service can be restored. Refueling these generators can be challenging as most conventional fuel cans hold only 5 gallons of fuel which means that more frequent trips to the gas station are needed in order to keep generators running, however when electricity is down gas stations are unable to pump much needed fuel.


Larger capacity fuel carts are a must for every disaster preparedness check list as they allow homeowners the ability to store larger quantities of fuel ranging from 15 to 25 gallons. These larger capacity tanks have the ability to be transported from point A to point B in the event of an emergency allowing for larger quantities of fuel to be available wherever and whenever it is needed.  Having a proper plan can make a world of difference for those effected. When creating a preparedness kit for home consider a more practical option for having enough fuel on hand for the long haul.


Information about a variety of transport approved fuel carts can be found at www.johndow.com and are available for purchase at many major retailers nationwide.