No More Gas : What would you do if we ran out of gas tomorrow?

Discussion in 'POLLing place' started by TrailLeadr, Mar 6, 2007.

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What would you do if we ran out of gas tomorrow?

  1. Drive until empty. park it, and buy an electric car.

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. Siphon my neighbor's gas

    27 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. Sit outside with a shotgun so my neighbor doesn't siphon my gas

    38 vote(s)
    21.6%
  4. Convert my vehicle to alternative fuel (LPG, methanol...)

    71 vote(s)
    40.3%
  5. Find some sucker, and sell him my obsolete vehicle

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Nothing. Wait for a replacement fuel to hit the market.

    32 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    With the recent fuel price hikes, it got me wondering what I would do if it either became so ridiculously expensive ($10.00/gal) or the fuel just ran out all together.

    I'm thinking I would set a plan in motion to convert to LNG, or LPG.
    In the mean time, I would start walking, or riding my bicycle for the first three weeks (minimum) until all of those fuel sipping cars had run out of gas. Then I'd happily drive my gas guzzling beast down the uncrowded roads, and love every minute of it until I ran out of whatever gas I had left.:biggrin:

    What would your plans be if it ever came to that?
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  2. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy New Member

    I would eat lots of baked beans, and convert it somehow to liquid fuel
  3. GWAGON_99

    GWAGON_99 New Member

    I think I would just sit sadly in my stationary Yukon and
    Reminisce about the good ole' days
    :frown: :frown:
  4. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    I actually had that in as one of the voting options, but I took it out, thinking no one but me would do that.:redface:
  5. mr.copenhagen

    mr.copenhagen New Member

    id prob cry...than steal gas from other cars?
  6. NHSilverado

    NHSilverado Former Member

    If the gas runs out that means the crude has run out. Going to be more worries than what to do with our vehicles. No electricity, no heat, and so on. Also, while they find just pockets of natural gas a lot of it is found in the same wells as crude. So if the crude runs out you just lost a bunch of NG production.

    Hopefully by the time the crude runs dry( could be in our lifetime )they have come up with alternate sources to power our vehicles. Hydrogen, electric, straight ethanol or other renewable bio fuels that can be produced in suffficient quantities. etc...

    The ever rising cost of fuel is a very real concern for me. People better wake up and start conserving now before it is too late! Can't keep using gas like it is water out of the garden tap. Those days are long gone.
  7. GWAGON_99

    GWAGON_99 New Member

    So here's a follow-up question. Would you rather Drill in Alaska...or run out of oil?
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Can I cut a hole in the floorboards and pedal with foot power?
  9. mowerboy1000

    mowerboy1000 New Member

    I don't know what I would do if we ran out of gas, since I have to have gas to run my mowers and everything, I guess I would have to buy electric equipment and lots of extension cords for those big yards
  10. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    The really bad part will be that we have not really done enough "up front" to prepare for that situation. It is not like we have not had plenty of warnings. Alternative fuels need to be made a "real" priority. If Brazil can go to Ethanol from sugar cane, we should be able to do the same or similar in this country. But that is just my opinion.
  11. 4wd-burban

    4wd-burban New Member

    Actually you didn't offer an alternative (the closest was protecting my stuff from siphoning) that fit. After watching the seasonal nature of gas prices my wife and I decided that we could capitalize on cheaper prices by buying extra gas when it was cheap and transferring it to a tank on our property. This way when gas is expensive we're not affected by it as it will most likely come down in a reasonable amount of time before our extra gas is gone.

    If you look for used tanks (check farm sales/auctions) you can buy them cheap enough where they'll pay for themselves within the first year.

    If you really wanna have some 'fun' research peak oil.
  12. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    You are absolutely right!
  13. no-blue-screen

    no-blue-screen New Member

    I have a Diesel Jeep liberty....so I would be dieseling on while everyone else is trying to find gas :biggrin:
  14. 2loud

    2loud New Member

    well i has already run my cars on E-85 for 1½-2 years now so i dont not really now what i shall say ;-) its a easy rebuilt and with E-85 u got even moore power in your engine ,, the way i use E-85 isent the pollutions that comes in the first place but the engine runs mutch cleaner and gives less pollutions "automaticly"

    yust add moore fuel ( ca 20-30% ) and u are home with running E-85 but then u also can adjust your timming mutch tuffer and then i get moore HP
  15. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    Wow, that's good to know.:biggrin:
  16. Sandy72526

    Sandy72526 New Member

    Sad to say, but I'd have to find a new job if we ran out of gas. I'm a community based nurse--wouldn't be able to assess my patients in their homes, unless they were within walking or bike riding distance to Cumberland...of course, then there's the hills to deal with on the bike! I'm sure it would take some time to convert the vehicles to an alternative form of fuel...good thing I have lots of vacation time on the books! (always try to see things from any positive that could come of it!!)
  17. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member

    Grow sugar beets and refine my own ethanol,

    We have the technology,

    We can rebuild him.
  18. bill_pfaff

    bill_pfaff New Member

    It always has always amazed me that John Kennedy could challenge this country to put a man on the moon in 10 years (and the country do it) and we can't get off the oil wagon.

    My Suburban is off the road. I now only use it for towing my travel trailer and going to dinner and wedding (only the beat baby). Last fall may Civic was paid off and I went out and bought a Sentra.

    My wife and I work 25 miles from home and of course we can't ride together so I was not only driving the he.. out of the Suburban but I was running two vehicles.

    Being a budget nut. I have calculated that between the lower car payment and the gas savings, I'm "saving" at least $800 a year despite the additional insurance and I get the advantage of keeping the stallion in the barn so it doesn't get burned out and I can ride it longer. I don't like the style of the new ones.

    BTW. Did you know that our illustrious president reduced research monies for alternate fuels while touting alternate fuel vehicles on the national news. I don't want to start a political discussion but we need to clean house in DC.
  19. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    I was just reviewing the poll, and it seems that 3 of our members would siphon their neighbor's gas, and 1 of our members would sit outside with a shotgun, and guard his/her gas. Let's hope that none of our members are next door neighbors. Otherwise we might be short a member or three if we were to run out of gas tomorrow.:eek:
  20. maxumpower

    maxumpower New Member

    Well since i'm lazy as hell and work about a 1/8 of a mile from my house i suppose i wouldn't have to do anything but walk to the store for grocerys..........and that's only 1/2 mile from my abode.

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