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A tank full of air

air tankI have discovered that a portable air tank is a must have tool for around the farm, especially if you don't have your own air compressor.

They usually start in price at around 20 dollars, and are easy to fill at your local gas station. Ours will hold up to 7 gallons of air, which is just enough to bring a low truck tire up to where it needs to be.

It's a very handy thing to have if you're on a long road trip in a well worn vehicle. A lot of gas stations these days have stopped providing free air, and if they do have one of those coin op machines, more often than not it's been vandalized and the hose connector is missing. Throw a bottle of tire sealant in the trunk and all of a sudden you have the ability to fix your own flat tire by the side of the road, which is a lot safer and more efficient than an old can of "Fix-a-Flat".

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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