View Full Version : What are some good hand or foot powered fuel pumps?
September 23, 2005, 02:15
I've seen some pretty high flow hand pumps that screw into a 55-gal drum, but I'm thinking more in the context of pumping gas/diesel UP from underground storage, where you might have 5-8' of "head" to pump against.
Those little hand squeeze bulbs on outboard motor hoses aren't going to cut it.
So what are the survivalist's choices in human powered fuel pumps? Ones that plug into a 12V ciggy lighter might be under consideration too, but...
Thanks in advance.
September 24, 2005, 12:52
Pumps for 55glln drums come in many different forms. They usuall range in price from $50 to $500. For an SHTF scenario I think a hand pump would be your best bet. The more expensive pumps would be easily converted to pump a tank with upwards of 10' of head. Check with your local auto parts store for a selection.
September 25, 2005, 20:56
Try looking at the choices from Northen Tool. We have one of the Tuthill Fill-Rite hand pumps. I bought it from them 4 - 5 years ago, still works great.
September 25, 2005, 21:25
Bad memories of filling high wing aircraft(thus, your lift) from 55 gal av gas drums with rotary crank pumps in the bush outside of Churchill!
This should be what you're looking for OR you might check out a 12 volt fuel transfer pump. At least the skeeters shouldn't be quite so bad and the big white blobs probably won't eat you.
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