For emergencies only, I have a still-in-original-box kerosene
Emergenceis, lets say, occur only every 5 years. Or 10.
So, you want to store a bunch of kerosene for that
eventual emergency. But doesn't kerosene "go bad"
after a while?
What can you do so as to keep the kerosene "good"
for a LONG time?
Also, what do YOU do for keeping around the ability
to heat an area if and when the power goes out
Is the kerosene being used in a lamp or a heater, as opposed to
something else? In both cases, the amount of water that can dissolve in
kerosene from exposure to even humid air should not be a problem for the
combustion process or in delivery of kerosene from the tank to the
Is your burner the same for the "20 pounder" and the "16 ouncer"?
If so, then the 20 pounder should run 20 times as long as the 1 pounder,
good for somewhere around 140 hours if the 1 pounder is good for about 7
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've been getting some supplies set in for a while now. Going kind of
slow at it tho. I would like to learn more about setting up an
emergency heat source using propane. What models or types/styles of
heaters to get and how to use them safely inside the house. I assume
there needs to be some ventilation.
I have a camp stove but I wonder if a propane setup of some sort for
cooking if the power goes out would be a good idea.
I have a generator that I could use for short term but gasoline is
less dependable for long term power outages.
Solar power, electricity from God, geothermal, electricity from The
Devil. Perhaps use both with a Yin-Yang distributor to keep good and
evil in balance. Get it installed by that little Mexican electrician,
Jesus and you're good to go. 8-)
There might be no difference except in the billing.
BTW, I live in one of the few parts of Texas that doesn't allow choosing
electric "suppliers". We also have relatively low rates. Ti's about 10 cents
31 days until The winter celebration (Saturday December 25, 2010
In PA with the old "PP&L" (Pennsylvania Power and Light) we had cheap
rates, then when the government changed the rules to break up the
monopolies it kept going up and up. Here in east TN it's about 11
cents/KWH. I can choose to pay more and 'sponsor' some windmills but I
haven't done that yet.
Severe fuel shortages are coming. At least that's what military higher-
ups are saying. Where are any of the electric providers going to get
fuel to produce electricity then? Where are you going to get food when
the trucks stop running and the grocery shelves are empty?
On Nov 24, 10:24 am, email@example.com wrote:
I almost jumped on that because I remember seeing reports several
times over the last few years from the military brass warning about
severe oil shortages. But why would I bother if you think Military
Intelligence is an oxymoron. That means you are already prepared not
to believe it.
Just take a look around. Read the news. Things in the US ain't as
stable as they used to be. I hope nothing serious ever happens but if
it does I don't want to be sitting around like those people in New
Orleans during Katrina waiting for the government to save me.
Electricity generation fuel is a lock. Half of all electricity is generated
by coal, none of which is imported and of which we have a 200-year supply on
hand. The rest of our electricity is generated by hydroelectric, nuclear,
and (mostly) natural gas. We do import a bunch of NG, but we don't need to.
We've got oodles of the stuff readily available.
I didn't say there wasn't anything to worry about.
I said we didn't import irreplaceable fuel for electricity generation!
The vast majority of imported oil is used for transportation. We COULD
replace oil from problematic states with domestic oil were it not for
You can't put anthrax in (most) coal mines with any success. Most coal is
mined in open pit mines.
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