- Firewood – This is the most basic of fuel sources, needs to be seasoned at least six months and is kept dry. Firewood is also the only fuel that has re-usable bi-products. Firewood can be make into charcoal, and its ashes used in the garden or compost pile.
- Gasoline – will more than likely need a stabilizer
- Diesel fuel – This fuel lasts longer than gasoline and is more safe to store Two grades are available: #1 diesel which is old-fashioned yellow kerosene, and #2 diesel which is the same thing as #2 home heating oil. Stored diesel fuel should be treated Diesel should be filtered before use. ESPECIALLY BIO-DIESEL
- Kerosene – No special treatment is needed.
- Propane – Propane is widely available, easy to use, versatile and because it will last indefinitely. Propane is widely used in “off-grid” areas as an alternative to natural gas and electricity,
- Solar power – Harnessing the sun’s power ~ passive and active solar energy look it up.
What would you do if the grid went down ~ for an extended period of time? Forever? Think about it. Now make a plan and write it down.