Today, something for all you mountain living DIYers out there. Need to dry out your snowmobile fuel tank before the summer mothball? Move your stash of winter rated gasoline into your truck so it doesn’t sit all summer? Fill your stash of chainsaw gas from a bigger container without spillage? Transfer water for a river trip?
Lisa told me she’d been using something like this at her airport job. Thought I’d order the Amazonian version and give it a shot. Works as good as my favorite hat.
Add an extension made from silicon all-temperature tubing for those weirder transfers. Below see a few Ama-links, (we do receive a small commission so thanks for the support). The worm tubing is incredibly useful if you live in a cold climate, as it remains flexible to subterranean temperatures. We use a chunk at our highland cabin for filling water jugs from our storage tank freezeless valve, and I keep another chunk around for emergency fuel siphoning. Pump takes two AA batteries, I got satisfactory life, over an hour with a set of lithiums, measured volume midway through the test run was a gallon every 45 seconds. So you could conceivably move 80 gallons of fluid with a set of batteries — and alkalines will be ok. The motor got warm to the touch during my torture test, but didn’t struggle. Keep a spare pair of AAs with you so you don’t get caught with half the job sloshing in the can. Shorter stints of pumping are probably better.
TERAPUMP TRHA01 Operated Liquid Transfer Pump-2AA Battery, 2.25 GPM
PRECUT 1/2″ ID Silicone Tubing – 6 ft
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.