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originally posted by: PhoenixFreeman
originally posted by: Psynic
Get a Honda.
They're not diesels, but they are red.
Lol no: red diesel not the colour red, its cheap diesel i can get gallons of it for pennys haha
originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: rickymouse
What a cool place to live! Forget shtf, I would love to restore a lighthouse and it's so cheap. I wonder how badly the condition is. . .
As for shtf this is more my speed: Today Money
With 2-3 families making one investment in it, it could be a very easily achievable goal.
originally posted by: Gazrok
The above is right on the money. (and a ton of specifics...nice)
I'm on a prepper-specific forum regularly, and I can tell you without question, a propane powered backup generator is bar none the de facto choice for SHTF power for your home come SHTF. A lot of us looked into all the options...solar, diesel generators, wind, etc., but it always came back to propane.
Propane doesn't go bad like fuel (though there are products like Stabil etc. to refresh gas and diesel).
originally posted by: visitedbythem
That said, there is something else I have been thinking about. What happens when the 45 gallons of fuel is gone and the store are all closed? No more power. What fuel do I have still? A whole bunch of fire wood or coal?
How about a steam generator that runs on cord wood and coal, and runs an alternator? Steal engines can put out a lot of power. If you have an electric motorcycle, you could charge it off the steam generator, and keep the power on in your house for a very long time! Run the generator during the day, and run off the battery bank at night.