In Search of the Best Emergency Fuels…continued
This is part 2 of our last episode from early in November – what fuels should you stock up on and how do you store them?
Just starting a fire to cook and keep warm by will likely not be enough. Wood doesn’t burn very efficiently out in the open, and chances are that if there’s an emergency that affects a large area, the availability of wood will become scarce pretty quickly. So what else can you use?
In this episode we’ll talk about the different fuel groups:
- Liquid Fuels
- Solid Fuels
- Gaseous Fuels
- Alternative Fuels
It’s important to know how and why to use each of these different fuels safely. Using the wrong fuels in the wrong way can be deadly! You’ll need to make sure you have the correct fuel for the appliances you want to use.
There are a lot of safety concerns when burning fuels. ALWAYS make sure you have proper ventilation when needed. How will you know what kind of ventilation and safety precautions are needed for different fuels and appliances? You’ll need to study up on it. Many appliances come with instructions or warning labels…make sure you read these very carefully. We’ll also talk about a few important safety tips in this program, so be sure to take notes. Take time to practice and gain experience with the equipment you have before you’re in a life-or-death situation.’
There are also a few alternative fuels that you might find around your house – things that you didn’t plan on using as fuel until you have no other option. Learn what these are and how you can use them safely.
Listen to Episode 10
(broadcast December 5, 2016)
What fuels and appliances do you like to use? What have you stored? We’d love to hear your stories! Share in the comments below.
Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.
Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.
The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”