Preparing for emergencies can be a bit daunting. Not knowing when disaster will strike makes keeping emergency supplies fresh and viable a challenge. As you plan and begin to store fuel it is important to understand which fuels have the longest shelf life. Whenever... read more
We teach emergency preparedness classes to a wide variety of audiences. One of the questions we are asked most often is “Where is the safest place to store gasoline (or diesel or kerosene or Coleman fuel or butane or propane or alcohol) for an emergency? The answer is... read more
Alcohol is one of the safest fuels to burn indoors. It has an indefinite shelf life and is fairly safe to store long term, making it a valuable fuel for emergency preparedness. We decided to experiment with different alcohols to determine exactly which alcohol is the... read more
No one will argue that fuel is absolutely critical for survival and must be factored into your emergency preparedness plan. There are a wide variety of fuels and it is difficult to decide which fuels to store for emergencies and to understand the best way to store... read more
Have you ever wondered why there are many versions of homemade alcohol stoves online? It is because alcohol is an inexpensive, easy-to-obtain and relatively safe fuel. Commercial alcohol stoves are also widely available. Let’s explore a few of the alcohol... read more
When it comes to storage fuels, charcoal is one of safest and least expensive options. Charcoal briquettes burn very hot and are easily managed to distribute heat evenly. The one drawback is that they produce large amounts of carbon monoxide (a deadly gas) and should... read more
Fuel storage is an important part of emergency preparedness. We need fuel to heat our homes, cook our food, light our world, as well fill other needs. However, serious life-threatening situations, which destroy property, can be easily created through improper storage.... read more
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