That sounds pretty smart to me. I hadnt thought about the cardboard absorbing spills and holding them against the barrel. My gas can definitely needs to be replaced, once its warm enough that grass needs to be mowed I’ll have to pick one up. It’s been empty all winter so I dont need to rush. Honestly hadn’t thought about a super cold spell. Our temperatures get into the teens pretty often in the winter. In the 5 or 6 years we’ve lived here, our garage has been pretty consistently just above freezing in the winter. I’m laughing now that in my attempt to be prepared for an emergency I didnt think about what an emergency (like freaky cold weather) would do to my preparedness. It looks like I’ll have to drain a bit of water to make sure I’m prepared for it to freeze. I really appreciate you taking the time to help with this. You gave me great advice. It’s nice that people here are helpful and dont laugh when people like me ask what are probably obvious questions.