I don't think it is bad idea to stockpile some fuel for future usage, as we all know the price will always go up, making it somewhat of a worthwhile
commodity.... depending on intended usage of course. If it does go all Mad Max style, 100 gallons of gas may power a few cars for a small while, maybe
run a generator used to power your peripheral creature comforts for some weeks or months, outside that.. months or years into a SHTF scenario it is
pretty much useless for nothing more than an expensive firestarter. Even with additives and steps taken to prolong it's usability, octane levels
degrade, and it would most likely not run in any modern computer-controlled POV unless it was diesel-fueled.
Originally posted by citizen smith
How about stockpiling coal as a fuel cache to run a steam powered DC generator? The stuff would last indefinately and not require any special storage
Interesting thought, good idea.
I'm glad to see a voice of reason here, and what you are saying made me think.
Look at it like this, hypothetically speaking:
Frap hits the Can, and once the electricity that is powering the gas pumps is gone... what happens? Thousands of gallons of fuel sit in gas station
tanks worldwide, no fuels to keep the transportation/ trucking/ food delivery infrastructure in order and the personal stockpiles are going for top
dollar... but how long will that last once it gets that far?
A can of oil in the hand is worth two to the bush....
Seriously, methinks in short-terms it would be a logical idea, but in the long haul it will come down to using the natural (easily obtainable)
resources, like wood and coal if you can get it. If you can get that, and get it burning hot... steam.... hmmmm.. and that little bit of petrol can go
along way to get the fires a burnin' and add some comfort depending how you look at it.
Renewables like hydro, solar and wind may not be feasible in your area... depending on the natural resources but it would be worth thinking about.
Combustibles+Fire+water= steam. It may be old school, but it works. Water+electricity= hydrogen, with a little more help from the friends.
Either way, be safe...
I second, what is your goal and reasoning? Working together we may achieve betterment, and end the stranglehold dependence on fossil fuels that we
have come to realize.
Think simple, think different,