posted ago by Katrina241 ago by Katrina241 +138 / -0

As we prepare for SHTF

Don't be caught with an empty tank if yours has no gauge.

There is a very simple way to tell how much propane is left in your tank.

Here’s what I do when I want to know how much propane is left in my tank. I get a container of hot water from the sink and pour it down the side of the tank. Then, I feel the side of the tank to see where the temperature changes occur.

The side of the tank will feel warm where it’s empty and cool where the propane level begins. It’s fast and easy to do so it won’t take up a lot of your time. More importantly, it really works!

This method may not be as accurate as reading a gauge. However, it will be a very close estimate. Now you know how to tell if your home propane tank is empty or close to it.


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FreedomFan1975 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have an extra tank in the basement in case SHTF, so I can still cook without power. Ammo & propane, you won't go hungry.

FlexPowerhouse 2 points ago +2 / -0

On the TODO list this weekend - Get a 2nd spare gas tank.

This week I purchased 20lb to 1lb bottle adapter to refill my smaller bottles for camping stove. The smaller stove is more efficient than the larger grill. Downside is you only get about 70% of the pressure of the supply tank so no full recharges and lower charges each time.

Also a 20lb to 1lb hose adapter so i can power the smaller grills and jet stoves off of the 20 lb tank directly. Hope this helps someone prep up

FreedomFan1975 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah I feel a lot better having that back up. Also we have a gas station that actually fills them up all the way, which is nice. Not surprisingly, they are a family owned, very American gas station - flags everywhere and I always get compliments on my patriotic t-shirts when I go in there. Also I have a camping grill with at least 4 smaller propane tanks for that, as it's portable and if we had to bug out, I could fit that into the car. Meijer sells a 4 pack of those camping grill propane tanks for like $16 or something, very reasonable.