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Just in news: 20% increase in Thyroid disorders for Calif kids!...
As for "barter"... booze, cigs, ammo, metals, food and/or fuel...

As for FUEL storage... first, remember that kerosene is just a fancy name for D-1 diesel fuel - and, if you make sure there are no bugs in it/or tank, you can "hold" it for many years... D-2 diesel is the common, now Ultra low sulphur, fuel of choice for long term storage... Remember to double treat it for gelling due to temps, and keep your tank "full" to minimize any condensation of water... the D-1 doesn't need the gelling agent - just a full tank.
IF you are looking at a home size generator, I would suggest a PROPANE model and then lay in a 1,000 gal tank - something in the 7KW range will run your entire house, water well, ham radio, etc... IF you just need something for the refridg, then look at those smaller 2.8 to 4KW models..very fuel efficient.
The last choice is is much harder to stabilize than other fuels. First, try and start with "winter time fuel" if possible, but keep it from breathing if possible, ie: store in basement/cave or a small shed under some sort of shade. Use a gas stabilizer additive. Once per year, pull out about 1/3rd to 1/2 of your supply and use it - then replace it with new from the pump and retreat the entire volume with stabilizer..also called the Grandfather, Father, Son method... Otherwise - use and replace during the 2nd-3rd year of storage. (I store about 250 gal this way, it always burns clean...and, I also have 2,000 gal of Propane storage here too.). Remember, IF you are thinking Genset...remember to pay attention to 240v AC devices that you may need to have long term: ie, Water well pump, etc.. An electric water heater or an electric A/C central air system may not be realistic to plan on running if SHTF happens... The same goes when you are looking at doing something solar or wind generated... 240v AC Inverters are not cheap! And, they all want 48v DC to convert from...that means lots of batteries, etc... There is a source for Appolo down in FL that is the lowest out there... 4,400 watts for right at $2,000 ...

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