Why store fuel?
It is a cold winter day. A winter storm has knocked out the power and officials say it may be days before it is restored. What would you do? Are you ready?
Fuel is an important consideration in our quest to become prepared. We need to be able to heat our homes, cook our food, and power vital equipment. It requires some education to understand possible options, how to safely use them, and how to store them appropriately.
We cannot stress enough the importance of using wisdom in your use and storage of fuels! Place the safety of your loved ones at the very top of your list. Be wise (don't do stupid things)! Never store any flammable or combustible fuel in any building that you can't afford to have burn down!
Can I really store enough fuel to last a week, month, or even a year?
Can it be done safely and cost effectively?
Evaluate the needs of your family. Learn about various fuel sources. Be creative and come up with a plan to store (and regularly rotate) a reasonable supply of fuel for your family. Set a realistic time frame and make steady progress toward your goal.
Purchase and mount quality fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, and smoke alarms in your home. Make safety your first consideration!