BorregoFest supplies / fuel

We'll plan our annual BorregoFest and amateur radio testing here. Wheeling, camping, and eating in the desert.
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BorregoFest supplies / fuel

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Post by Crismateski » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:47 pm

What is the best option for fuel in the area, with a couple of trail runs I am sure I will want to top of the tank. Are there any markets?

Looking on Google maps I don't see any gas stations in the vicinity.

EDIT: just noticed that the campsite has a general store
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Post by DaveK » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:01 pm

Nearest town is Julian where there are markets, gas stations, and restaurants. From camp, I'm guessing that it's about a 30 minute drive (maybe a little less - maybe not)
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Post by Crismateski » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:11 pm

DaveK wrote:Nearest town is Julian where there are markets, gas stations, and restaurants. From camp, I'm guessing that it's about a 30 minute drive (maybe a little less - maybe not)

Thanks Dave. I am not really concerned with the market, just want to make sure I have enough fuel for the weekend
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:41 pm

sdnative wrote:Depending on where you are coming from, there are several places to get fuel. Unfortunately none are close to the campground.

Ocotillo (I8 &S2)
Julian
Santa Ysabel
Borrego Springs
Westmorland
Ocotillo is no longer an option. Last time we were there the pumps weren't open. They said they were done selling fuel there.
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Re: BorregoFest supplies / fuel

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Post by dlichterman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:51 pm

Did someone say extra gas :P

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Post by Crismateski » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:31 pm

dlichterman wrote:Did someone say extra gas :P

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I have 2 cans that are only a few months old, but one has already spring a leak and the paint on the inside is coming off like crazy. worst case scenario I could fill the one can, then filter it before it goes in the truck, but I am not too fond of that idea. I will just plan to run into town and top off if needed.


just for note, these are the cans I have http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/u ... x?a=984598 Stay away from them. I had them a bout a month when the one sprung a leak and the paint started coming off the inside.
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Post by cruiserlarry » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Those cans are very poor reproductions of the real NATO fuel cans. One easy way to tell the difference is the welded seam - the originals have a sunken seam, so that you can't make contact by accident and damage the seam itself. The exposed seam on the imitation is a serious issue if it makes contact - it's easy to see how a leak can start...

An unfortunate instance of the "Made in the USA" label being used to market a poorly designed, poorly made product.
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Post by photojeeper » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:23 am

Ahh Borrego Springs is not that far...just top off after or before a run. My Jeep gets 15 to 16 mpg. I can run from my house in National City to AB and the trail and make it home on one tank. I always carry 2 5gal cans anyway. Never can tell what happends.

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Post by Chazz Layne » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:10 pm

Anyone want some black market Arizona fuel? Only $4.25 a gallon... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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