By Carmela Tyrell – SurvivoPedia
It is not likely that refined fuels will be available for winter heating in the aftermath of disaster. Keeping yourself, your family, indoor crops, and farm animals warm will be very complicated unless you improvise.
Aside from wood which may or may not be plentiful, there are other fuels available that can be used now as well as in a crisis.
While you may need to create new devices for storing and using these fuels, it is well worth the effort.
Determining How Much Fuel to Store
When it comes to figuring out how much fuel to store, you will find that each person’s home and situation are slightly different.
For example, one person may need to heat only a few square feet of space that is well insulated, while someone else may need to heat a larger, poorly insulated area. A person living in a warmer climate may also need to store less fuel than someone in a colder region.
Some calculators can be used to determine how many BTUs you will need per day on average to heat any given area. From there, you can use the next link to see how many BTUs you can expect from some of the fuels listed in this article.