How to Safely Fill and Transport Gasoline in Michigan (Part II)

If you need gas, just head to the gas station with your gas can and follow these steps to fill it up.

Step 3: Fill the gas can 90% full of gasoline. Squeeze the trigger on the fuel pump nozzle to dispense the gasoline into the can, having some room for fuel expansion.

Step 4: Replace the cap on the gas can. Be sure the cap is on tightly.

Step 5: Put the can vertical in the truck bed or trunk of your vehicle. You might want to tie the can in place with rope or secure it with a bungee cord to stop it from tumbling over.

Step 6: Transport the full gas can to its anticipated destination quickly. Leaving a gasoline-filled can in the heat or sun is a fire risk, so reduce its exposure to the elements as much as possible.

Tip: If you do not plan to use all the gasoline in the gas can in a timely fashion, put in a fuel stabilizer to the fuel mix. This stops spontaneous combustion if you want to store the gas out of the sun and heat for future use, like in a lawnmower.

Tip: Fuel cans frequently are color-coded based on the type of gas they are made to hold. Blue is for kerosene, red is for gasoline while yellow is for diesel fuel.

Though gasoline can be hazardous because of its highly flammable nature, it is okay to safely fill a gas can and transport it. It just takes some extra care to keep it away from heat and sparks, so you can get the gasoline to gas-powered machinery or a vehicle in need.

Regardless of the reason and which type of fuel you need, the process to fill up and transport a jerry can is the same.

Transporting fuel can safely is imperative. Solid care must be taken whether your fuel container is full or only has fumes in it.

How to Safely Fill and Transport Gasoline in Michigan (Part I)

Out of gas? You can safely get and transport gas in a can like this one.

Because of the volatile nature of gas, specific procedures for handling and transporting gasoline must be used to guarantee the safety of nearby buildings and people. Combustion, fire, and illness due to inhalation are some of the possibly deadly consequences of gasoline. 

Anywhere there is gas, there is a capacity for danger, but you can lessen the risk of disaster by paying attention to possible hazards and taking precautions when filling gas cans.

The chances of a person running out of gas in a lifetime are high if not unavoidable, meaning that gasoline has to be transported to the vehicle that is out of fuel. Since gasoline is very flammable, extra care is needed to be sure of the safety of those around. With this sensible technique, you can safely fill and transport gasoline with a jerry can to get a vehicle out of fuel back in driving condition.

Basic gas can fill and transport safety

Make sure to use the correct gas that can be made for the purpose of transporting flammable liquid instead of just any container. Gas cans seal tightly to stop leakage and has a nozzle to put the gas into a vehicle’s fuel tank without spilling.

Step 1: Put an empty gas can on the ground. The can must be on the ground instead of a truck bed with a carpeted floorboard or plastic liner, so it is electrically grounded.

This is because the flow of gasoline into the can produces static electricity that can spark without that ground.

Step 2: Unscrew the cap of the gas can and put the fuel pump nozzle in the can. It is suggested to put the cap on an even surface, so it does not move when you are not looking.

When Horses Fly: Transporting Racehorses by Air (Part II)

It might cost you a pretty penny, but you can fly your horse.

“Air Horse One”, as it’s called (it basically says “First class equine air travel” on the side of the plane), is fitted with room for up to 21 horses, going two or three wide. Ticket cost differs but has been quoted in several thousands of dollars per passenger. The animals are with care loaded into the aircraft with inflight amenities such as drinks (water) and food (hay) to make sure that they get to their destination relaxed, healthy, and well-rested. 

In fact, so much are they dedicated to the comfort of their well-hoofed passengers that the aircraft usually descends and climbs slower, and even will deviate hundreds of miles out of its way to have the flight as smooth as possible. It has been said that flight crews will even accept long delays for the same reason. Thankfully, many horses seem to be used to it and obviously don’t mind waiting a little longer for a smooth flight.

From there, horses are transported to the racetrack, with a tiny amount of time to spare. If they’ve come from overseas, they might be quarantined once again and trainers can request that horses have more time to adjust to the time zone.

Sky High

Horses are well-known for being pricey animals to board, buy, feed, ride and enter into competitions. But transporting them from place to place, regardless if in trailers, long-haul moving vans with air-ride suspension, or specially outfitted airplanes can take luxury and cost to a whole new level.

A one-way van ticket from Kentucky to California for a horse whose owner wants him to have the whole trailer to himself could go for over $10,000. Odds are that the horse will fly, which will run the owner around $7,000 one-way for the same route.


When Horses Fly: Transporting Racehorses by Air (Part I)


Thousands of sport horses travel all over the globe every year to get to destination competitions on the global show jumping circuit. How do they get there? They fly. The only way this occurs is with the well-run business of equine air transportation, using dedicated crews who manage each phase of the horses’ wellbeing.

No, the horses don’t actually have wings. However, they can fly in airplanes with special accommodations.

When Horses Fly

The journey begins like any other. The horses are put onto trailers and transport from farms to one of the major airports with specialized facilities for horse transportation. One of the most traveled routes is between Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Miami, Florida. Another major hub is The Ark at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. 

The million-dollar facility has a 24-hour reception center, 48 states of the art stalls, and a specialized quarantine facility for export/import horses. The aim of all sport horse transport is to have the horse’s transported as smoothly as possible so that once they are off the plane, they can perform at their peak potential at the competition.

Upon arrival at the airport, the horses are put into specialized containers for the flight. Owners can choose coach, business or first class for the four-legged cargo. The little horses can fly three to a container and the bigger show jumpers will fly “business” with some extra legroom.  It is very comfortable for little horses to ship three to a container with the bigger horses fitting great in a two stall. 

When the horses are secure in the containers, the boxes are put into the cargo bay of the plane. The Boeing 747 is a well-known model in equine air travel since the upper deck is crafted for human passengers (grooms, vets, farm managers), while the lower deck fits cargo and horses efficiently. In terms of cost, owners can anticipate paying in the four figures per stall for transatlantic flights.

How to Transport Your Race Car (Part II)

Make sure that you do your research before trusting someone to transport your car. 

Ask your sports car transport companies for a specialist to personally organize the whole move. That is to track and monitor the vehicle, schedule the race car shipping, and track its movement during the relocation. Can you track the progress of your vehicle? It is vital to know how far your race car transportation has gone by following its movement online 24/7. 

Your sports car is very valuable and important for you so don’t trust a random mover with it. Look for experience, professionalism, reputation, and expertise when picking race car movers and when reading reviews. Read about what types of cars the particular sports car shipping business moved and determine how much you can trust it.

When you need to find sports car transport businesses, look at the section with auto movers. Not only looking at reviews on auto transporters but also looking at the ratings. The ratings of sports car movers are provided by folks like you who have moved their sports vehicle. Be in the know on the rules of your race car transporting company for shipping.  

What is the time frame with which you can expect your race or a sports car to be picked up for transportation? Find this out as sports car movers also have express services that can be provided in a day or two.

Sports car move tips

Do some online research to find out how to reduce the cost of your sports car shipment and useful tips on how to save money from your race car transportation if you want to do it.  For more info on sports and/ or race car transport get an estimate from sports car shippers. 

They will call you and will consult you about your shipment. When you use a professional and dependable sports auto transport business for your special vehicle relocation, you realize you will get the best service. 

How to Transport Your Race Car (Part I)

Race cars are worth a lot, so knowing how to transport them is crucial. 

Many folks take their autos when moving. They drive it or have it shipped. Either way, you understand well how vital private transport is and how much it makes life easier, simpler and more convenient. But what can be said about sports or race cars? Sports cars typically have two seats and two doors. They are crafted not only for acceleration but also for the pleasure of enjoying their attractiveness.

For those of you who have one or more such vehicles, who own and enjoy driving such a beast or is a collector, the movie is even more crucial. Who should be permitted to transport your race car? How is sports car shipping structured? What can you do to enhance your race car transportation? These and other questions will be answered here.

Racecar transporting guidelines

The luxury race cars are distinct and that means guaranteeing a top-quality long or short-distance relocation.

You have to be informed about how your car will be unloaded/loaded in the moving truck. Some race car movers use standard ramps while others use a hydraulic lift. You want a low-ground loading facility if your vehicle possesses low ground clearance. It goes without saying that you must be present when your sports car is being unloaded or loaded from the truck. 

Don’t forget to ask for an enclosed trailer. Open trailers are affordable, but is this what your distinct sports car warrants? Always be sure you have enclosed transportation for your race car transport. This means a move of more protection and security for your sports car during transit from heat, sun, snow, rain, air, and hail. This way of race car transport will deliver more safety for your treasurable irreplaceable auto, keeping it intact while in transport.


How to Transport Ice Cream Without Melting

Keeping your ice cream on dry ice while you travel will help prevent it from melting.

Ice crystals assist ice cream in keeping its structure when it starts to melt when it is exposed to temperatures over 32 degrees Fahrenheit. To stop ice cream from melting, it is vital to make a storage environment that is able of keeping temps under the freezing level. 

Proper insulation and dry ice will help you have a container cold enough to shield the integrity of your ice cream. This way, you can have ice cream for dessert at a picnic or tailgate party without having to carry along big bags of ice.

Take the ice cream out of its original container with a spatula and put it in a metal container that is big and deep enough to hold the ice cream when it is loosely packed. By packing the frozen dessert loosely into the container, you make insulating pockets of cold air that will result in a reduced melting time.

Line the bottom of a big cooler with a towel. Put on a pair of insulated gloves and put about one-third of the dry ice inside the cooler.

Lightly tap the dry ice chunks with a hammer to break them into 1- to 2-inch cubes to fit nicely in the container.

Secure the lid on the metal container and put it onto the crushed dry ice. Be sure the container is solidly seated in the dry ice.

Put the remaining dry ice in the cooler and smash into little cubes with the hammer. Put the chunks of dry ice on top and around the sealed metal container.

Cover the dry ice with another towel and close the lid of the cooler. Secure the lid with duct tape to stop cold air from coming out if your cooler does not have a secure latch.

The Best Way to Transport a Cooked Turkey and Other Holiday Foods (Part II)

Carve the turkey before you transport it.

Tips for Traveling Turkeys

Roast the turkey in an oven with a temp of 325 degrees F and no lower.

Look to see that the turkey thigh is 180 degrees F internal temperature, that the breast is 170 degrees F and that the juices are clear.

Let the bird rest for around 20 minutes before removing the stuffing and carving it.

Take the stuffing and let it cool at room temperature.

Carefully carve all the meat from the bird. Separate the turkey meat into little containers or tightly sealed packages to expedite both reheating and chilling.

Quickly refrigerate the stuffing and turkey separately. You can freeze it if you’re cooking a few days ahead of time. Even if you got your turkey frozen, it’s okay to re-freeze after it’s been cooked.

When you travel, pack the stuffing and turkey in an insulated cooler with frozen gel packs or ice. When you get to your destination, reheat the stuffing and turkey at 325 degrees F oven or in a microwave until each gets an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Discard any foods that warm over refrigerator temperature (40 degrees F). Food poisoning bacteria grow quickly at warm temperatures.

What Not to Do

NEVER half cook a turkey at your home and then finish cooking it later.

NEVER put a turkey in the oven at a low temperature the night before you have to go and think you can carry it, fully cooked, to your destination. It must be cooked at a temperature of 325 degrees F.

NEVER stuff or dress a raw bird and transport it for later cooking. Instead, make the stuffing ahead of time, chill it, transport it to your destination in an ice-packed cooler, and then bake it as quickly as you can.


The Best Way to Transport a Cooked Turkey and Other Holiday Foods (Part I)

If you’re bringing food to grandma’s house for the holiday’s then these tips will be helpful to ensure the quality of it when it gets there.

We might not go over the river and through the woods anymore, but lots of us still go to Grandmother’s house at holiday-time with a dish or two to put on the Thanksgiving table. And that presents an issue that can affect your health: how to keep cold foods cold, hot foods hot, and all food safe to eat.

Make sure your Thanksgiving table doesn’t have unwelcome guests. The microorganisms that produce food poisoning. Many folks think that picnics are the only meals where food poisoning may occur, but the organisms that create food poisoning thrive any time of year at temperatures from 40 degrees F to 140 degrees F. Don’t leave foods in that danger zone for over two hours. 

Safety When Transporting Food

Pack cold foods for transporting in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Insulated casseroles are good for transporting hot dishes. Also, you can wrap securely covered hot foods in layers of towels and transport them in insulated carriers. Fill holes around the food containers with towels or crumpled newspaper to stop spills and shifting.

Possibly the best thing to do when toting hot foods, like sweet potatoes or green bean casserole, is to completely cook them the day before and let them cool at room temperature. Wrap or cover them securely then refrigerate overnight. The next day, put them tightly in a cooler with ice packs or ice and just reheat them when you get to your destination.

Now, side dishes are one thing to transport. They’re small and really simple to manage. But what if your plan is to transport the turkey to Thanksgiving dinner at a table other than yours? If it’s across town or around the block, you can just cover it tightly with foil and transport it. 

How to Transport a Fish When Moving (Part III)

Fish can still suffocate even if the bag has water in it.

If you are transporting the fish in your aquarium, this is not a problem as the water is already there. If you are transporting the fish in the aquarium, make sure to remove all decorations. 

You don’t want that stuff shifting around the aquarium and perhaps hurting the fish. Always make sure to walk or drive carefully since you want to reduce movement wherever possible. Bear in mind that you will need a bucket of at least five gallons. 

Can Fish Die in Bags?

Yes, fish can suffocate in bags, which is something that frequently kills fish since many folks do not seem to be conscious of this. In a plastic bag with water in it, a fish can die in 60 minutes or sooner. 

You need to tie the bag shut to stop it from spilling and for safety reasons. You can’t put holes in it either.

The only real choice here is to purchase pure oxygen from a fish store so you can put it in the water with the fish. This is something you have to do if your transport is going to take longer than one hour.

Transport Fish in A Ziplock Bag?

Technically yes, but just for a limited amount of time.

The issue with Ziplock bags is that they are very narrow. In terms of width, your fish won’t have any space to swim.

It is not a great idea, as the bag must be a large and round bag to provide the fish plenty of space for safety and some impact cushion zone in case anything occurs.

Furthermore, even though Ziplock bags are good on their own, the top might leak water, which is, of course, isn’t ideal.


The bottom line is that you should avoid transporting