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Old 05-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Why are Nato Jerry cans illegal for fuel

I was considering getting this..

Amazon.com: Jerry Can - 20 liter: Automotive

But it says:

*Note: Federal law prohibits the use of this container for the storage of fuel and California law prohibits the sale of any this jerry cans to California residents

Isn't carrying fuel what it's designed for?

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Yes. But by saying that it's not for that purpose, the company doesn't have to pay any fee's that come along with government "regulations" for fuel containers. Makes it both cheaper for you to buy and them to sell. Buy it and be merry!

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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What your looking at there is TECHNALLY NOT FOR GAS, it's for Water Storage. "GREEN = WATER, RED = GAS, YELLOW = DIESAL"
But who really cares? I don't as I have three of the same exact containers
that I keep Fuel stored in.
NOTE: Be sure you also obtain the Spout / Nozzle that fit the Can, (almost costs as much as the can does) Also to note, sometimes the closure on the Can, as well as the Spout can be a little tricky, and keep an eye on the Gaskets, there easy to get lost.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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Isn't carrying fuel what it's designed for?
a few years back the government changed the fuel container requirements...something to do with a vent. basically a fuel gets hotter, it vaporizes and pressurizes the containers if the vent doesn't work (or there isn't one).

the best fuel/jerry cans are the Scepter MFC's...and I'd suggest getting those if you can find them. they are technically "illegal" to sell as fuel cans, same as the steel ones you posted...and as such, they demand a premium price now.

Scepter Military Fuel Cans - Pangaea Expeditions
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