What do you folk do for gasoline storage for your generators?
I am in far northern NY with harsh winters and occasional multi-day power outages with frequent outages of several hours in the winter. Worst one so far was during the Ice Storm of '98 - 5 days without power.
Here's my solution, but I don't like it: I simply keep about 30-35 gallons of gas on hand beginning about late November through February. They're all in proper containers, stored outdoors, in a small open "locker" I made for the purpose, painted red, highly visible from the road/driveway for emergency vehicles, and clearly labelled as gasoline storage, no smoking, all that good stuff. But that's a LOT of gas sitting around in separate containers, some of the plastic, which I know I should get rid of. That locker is about ten feet from the garage and near a storage shed behind them, with a wooden gate into the area. Theft is not a problem - very rural, motion lites, siren, and someone is home near 24/7, etc..
I wanted a farm tank wiht a pump, but was refused; have to be a business. Have two cars, which hold plenty of fuel, but ... no way to get the gas out of them. Siphoning is impossible these days.
My next generator's going to be a diesel! I know how to pump fuel oil from my furnaces! But what about right now?