I feel smarter now.

If you’d asked me at the beginning of this week, “If it were all going to fall apart tomorrow, what panicked preparations would you take,” I would only have been able to think of one: I’d do something about all those empty propane bottles.

And now I have!


Tobie helped.

ETA: Meant to add that, unlike the last time the price of gasoline skyrocketed, so far at least locally the price of propane hasn’t mirrored it. Mid-grade gasoline is selling for about $3.50 here at the moment but I only paid $2.57/gallon for the propane and that’s not significantly higher than it was before the new administration improved things. So I beat the inevitable inflation.

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6 Responses to I feel smarter now.

  1. Robert says:

    “before the new administration improved things” for a narrow set of values for the meaning of “improved”.

    Good for you getting fully fueled, Joel.

    I did my part last week by using my “stimulus money” to build a SHTF 200W PV setup. The electric infrastructure may fail, but by dog I will have my morning coffee and some ice in my evening hooch.

  2. ” “If it were all going to fall apart tomorrow, what panicked preparations would you take,””

    I would have thought water.

  3. Joel says:

    Water’s handled.

  4. coloradohermit says:

    After the crazy summer we’ve been having, it’s great to know that you’re ready for a possible crazy winter. Water, propane and hopefully food for you and Tobie.

  5. Ben says:

    Add firewood to that list?

  6. Joel says:

    Yeah but I don’t have to buy firewood. I’m going to cut and burn the same amount, at the same price, whether the world outside my gulch is functioning or not.

To the stake with the heretic!