you can get gas at small plane airport all 105+ octane with anti freeze in it all year long.
use wood for heat http://www.mastercraftmasonry.net/p/masonry-heater-photos.html you can build one it produces more heat for longer as it circulates flue gas longer and brick heats the home. http://www.amishcookstoves.com/ for cooking and heat get the darn over it is handy and the extra hot water.. to get even more hot water around the flue chimney i wrapped 1 inch copper line with a spigot at one end and a funnet with a cover on top so i have even more hot water.
Using propane using a high quality cook top and efficient heaters is a big thing you can save alot on fuel costs. go to the restore for habitat for humanity you find all kids of deals on top end things in a big city. picked up a miele cook top with power burners set for natural gas for $400 it cost $200 to convert into propane and new the thing cost 2400. on the power burner you can heat a 30 gallon pot to boil in just under 15 mins.
if you are getting propane look for a butane refill tank and station for all those lighters. way cheaper than the bottles at the store.
look to old farms for diesel tanks you can get older one walled tanks cheap if you can still use in your area. just have a spill dike ready. check inside with a light to make sure no rust and no big dents or signs of rust or dents that can leak. bought a 4000 gallon tank for $400. needed new cradle and new paint, paint it a white or light color to avoid excess heat.
IF you can use heating oil/diesel ask for it as heating oil way cheaper on taxes even more so if you are using as electrical power. Ask for commercial account and buy in bulk way way cheaper and you can wait for deals. They also have good deals on synth lubricants about 20% off store price in larger containers. get 4L size the 5 gallons are a mess unless you have engines that use 20L. yeah i know they have pumps its still a mess and bugs love oil climb up into the pump.
Get the filters as well from a filter company for all of you running diesel. look at this type of system http://sinisterdiesel.com/i-15883427-sinister-diesel-coolant-filtration-system-for-ford-powerstroke-2003-2007-6-0l.html the savings on engine and coolant are substantial, i have used equipment with over 28,000 hours on same engine no rebuilds and runs tighter than most newer ones. my main pick up is 06 has over 1 mill on the odometer, no engine repairs one alternator and batteries thats it other than regular consumables.
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