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How to Store Fuel Long Term

Avoid lines and keep fuel on hand safely
Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:07 PM

Some wonderful tips and advise on how to store fuel safely and effectively for times of need.


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Daily Digest 3/29 - Cyprus Banks Reopen, U.S. Army Fights Brain Drain

Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:46 AM
  • It’s head for “the mattresses” time for savers worldwide
  • Cyprus banks reopen amid tight security and tough curbs
  • Cyprus - The Answer Is Uniastrum
  • Hundreds Of Armed Vigilantes Seize Mexican Town, Arrest Local Police
  • After court rules Hollande he can’t put 75% tax on salaries, French President vows to hit companies directly
  • Les misérables: Despite welfare state and wine, unhappiness reigns in France
  • Hollowed out: US Army fights brain drain
  • Highest paid banker on Wall Street suing renovators of neighbouring building for ruining view from his 360-degree glass penthouse 
  • Should airlines start charging passengers by the pound?
  • More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes
  • Money for aquaculture, but not wild salmon, critics note

The Really, Really Big Picture

There isn't going to be enough net energy
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:54 PM

[Many longtime followers of the Crash Course have asked Chris to update his forecasts for Peak Oil in light of the production increases in shale oil and gas over recent years. What started out as a modest effort at clarification morphed into a much more massive 3-report treatise as Chris sifted through mountains of new data that ultimately left him more convinced than ever we are facing a global net energy crisis despite misguided media efforts intended to convince us otherwise. His reports are being released in series over the next several weeks; the first installment is below.]

There has been a very strong and concerted public-relations effort to spin the recent shale energy plays of the U.S. as complete game-changers for the world energy outlook.  These efforts do not square up well with the data and are creating a vast misperception about the current risks and future opportunities among the general populace and energy organizations alike.  The world remains quite hopelessly addicted to petroleum, and the future will be shaped by scarcity – not abundance, as some have claimed.

This series of reports will assemble the relevant data into a simple and easy-to-understand story that has the appropriate context to provide a meaningful place to begin a conversation and make decisions. » Read more


The U.S. Drought Is Hitting Harder Than Most Realize

Repercussions are everywhere
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:02 PM

This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012, the combined record-setting July land temperatures, and their impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP. 

Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has already led to sharply higher grain prices, increased gasoline costs (via the pass-through of higher ethanol costs), impeded oil and gas drilling activity in some areas (due to a lack of water), caused the shutdown of a few operating electricity plants, temporarily reduced red meat prices (but will also make them climb sharply later) as cattle are dumped on feed- and pasture-management concerns, and blocked and/or reduced shipping on the Mississippi River.  All this and there's also a strong chance that today's drought will negatively impact next year's winter wheat harvest, unless a lot of rain starts falling soon. » Read more

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How to Store Gas

Tips for safely storing extra gas
Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:52 PM

If you are planning on storing extra fuel for a generator or just keeping a reserve on hand to avoid a rush in crisis events, store it safely and check on it periodically to make sure it is secure and fresh.


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Tips for Fuel-Efficient Driving

A few ways to improve your MPG and save this summer
Monday, July 2, 2012, 12:28 PM

Here are some tips and information about how to improve your gas milage this summer and get the most out of your gas budget.  Build good habits now to save over a lifetime of driving.


Our gas mileage tips can help you reduce the amount of gas you use. If you are already following these tips, you are probably getting the best gas mileage your car can deliver.