I know, I know.........I'm a heartless, self-centered bastid!
I can live with that.......:image035:
It's $3.75 here, The news paper asked a trucker" Why don't they all go on strike for a few weeks" He said "At this rate I will go under in 6 weeks" Most trucking companys change there fuel surcharges only 3-4 times a year. The cost of shipping anything Is close to skyrocketing!
On the bright side, I just read an article yesterday on the breakthroughs in cellulosic ethanol production. I believe it was in the April issue of Automobile magazine. Great article. Anyway, it was about a company that developed a new enzyme that breaks down materials faster AND produces a SELF-SUSTAINING reaction. That means no natural gas to heat the enzymes once they're started. The result is a net energy of 7.5, way better than the current 1.45 or so. I know I'm a nerd, but guys, this is huge. This is like Edison finally getting the light bulb that works. If I recall right, they're going to have a plant online in the next 2 years that will produce 17M barrels a year.
I really think this is where our next big energy source will come from. It's still a few years from being in full production, but I'm surprised at how fast the technology is developing. We just need to drill ANWR in the meantime.
It's over $4.00 a gallon here, without paying any of the local taxes. On the economy, it's about $6.50/gallon. I love my Montero, but I really don't like paying $70 to fill it up...
You know people in Texas have really big hearts.......so if any of you what to sell some of your surplus of weapons.....:yup:....maybe you be willing to sell of a couple*****might be worth sevaral tanks of fuel.......ok, ok maybe one extra tank.:hand5:
$116.00 to fill up the van now (at 2.91 gallon)
My trip to the range is 20 miles one way so that's a 40 mile round trip. That's about 8 to 9 dollars in gas plus a $1.75 bridge toll that's about to go up soon. Do that for 4 weeks a month and it's about $40 for the month.
I still plan on shooting and reloading. I'm just staying closer to home now.
It all adds up
I feel your pain. Gearing up for what may very well come, and looking out for the family's long term welfare is a balancing act.
My job provides a company truck for work, that I take home. So I don't have to burn my own fuel to, and from work, lucky me.
Ammo + Gas + College = Me not getting into shooting anymore.
I have enough for defense, little shtf - and hunting, nothing else. Sad, and pissed at the same time :hand5:
I sold our 1994 suburban rather than have it repaired. The tranny went out at 174K, but I couldn't justify dumping $3K into something I can't afford to drive anymore at $120+ per fill-up. I hope the electric vehicles get here soon... Tesla Motors