Purchase a fuel storage tank from your local diesel fuel supplier to store a large amount of fuel. Use a plastic portable fuel can for storing up to 5 gallons of fuel at a time.
Store your tanks or fuel cans in an area that is safe and where no moisture can affect the tanks or cans. Install tanks safely outdoors and make sure any fuel cans you have are locked in a storage unit.
Store your fuel cans on the floor of a storage unit and make sure the cans are away from any water, flammable liquids, or chemicals. Also, consider labeling your cans or using different colors to distinguish the different types of fuels you store, such as kerosene and gasoline.
Keep the tanks as clean as possible if they're stored outside. Make sure not to let any water or dirt collect on the tops of the tanks.
You should also keep a clean hand-pump in a storage unit for transferring the fuel.
Store the diesel fuel for only between six months and a year to avoid any degradation. Periodic filtrations and the use of biocides can help prevent degradation.
Things You Will Need
- Plastic fuel can
- Fuel storage tank
- It’s best to purchase diesel fuel that is pre-winterized to keep it safe during cold temperatures.