Is the use of propane really self-sufficient?
This is a question that has been rattling around in my brain this past week. While the use of propane doesn't require being "connected" to a grid, it does mean that you are dependent upon someone coming to your home to fill your tank. I had played around with the idea of purchasing a propane powered refrigerator. I had even gone so far as to call several companies that sell them for more information. But what would happen if the price of propane skyrocketed, or if a storm prevented the delivery truck from making it to our home.
My ultimate self-reliant goal, is to be able to survive and thrive in the event that every modern technology that we enjoy today were to, for whatever reason, cease working. No electricity, no phones, and limited fuel. The thought of something like this happening truly scares me. I am always thinking "how can I do this the old-fashioned way".
I promise that next week will be an actual challenge, but until then feel free to share your take on using propane as part of your homestead.