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Is Propane a Good Fuel to Store?

Posted on January 18 2023

Just got this question from a friend: is propane a good fuel to store?

Answer: For a short-term disaster, yes. For a long term thing, do the math. It's a lot.

4 comments

  • Charles Scarbrough: January 19, 2023

    Propane never goes bad in the tank. That means whatever you buy today you are storing until you need it. Also the price will never go down, so anything you buy in store today is a savings account.

    Propane is a low signature fuel that is great for multiple uses. We store it in 100 lb bottles and less so that it is easily maneuverable to whatever device we need to run from it.

  • Charles Scarbrough: January 19, 2023

    Propane never goes bad in the tank. That means whatever you buy today you are storing until you need it. Also the price will never go down, so anything you buy in store today is a savings account.

    Propane is a low signature fuel that is great for multiple uses. We store it in 100 lb bottles and less so that it is easily maneuverable to whatever device we need to run from it.

  • Jim Kastner: January 18, 2023

    I THINK you folks need to do some reading. TRY: propanespecialty.com – it has all kinds of info that you need to know. (link below is RE: shelf life)
    https://propanespecialty.com/blog/advantages-of-propane-fuel/what-is-the-shelf-life-of-propane/#:~:text=Many%20energy%20sources%20have%20a,dates%20and%20not%20expiry%20dates.

  • J: January 18, 2023

    Hi, we use propane with a camp stove a lot— it does not take a full pound of propane, which is one of the small green cans, to cook a single meal… we can sometimes cook two or three meals a day for several days on a one pound cylinder.
    There are also many ways to extend the heating value of your fuel— like using a thermal pot, where you bring your food to a boil in the inner pot, then place it in the sealed outer pot and use the residual heat to finish cooking your food. Even with cast iron dutch ovens you can boil or heat food, then cover for a while, then heat it again if needed to finish cooking. If you wrap your dutch oven in old towels or wool blankets, you make your own thermal pot. If you make pasta, you can use the pour off water in your thermal pot to bake cornbread or cake, and if you put some veggies and stuff in it you have soup and bread for the next meal. I love my cast iron and my Saratoga Jacks thermal cooker! I have the 5.5 liter thermal pot. Not affiliated with them, just love the products!

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