JUMPSTART: Energy2 – Needs and Means

February 17, 2016

in Energy, Jumpstart

JUMPSTART is a survival methodology that includes consideration of others around us who are either not aware of the need to prepare for emergencies or have made a decision to lower the priority of that need.
For an introduction see: JUMPSTART: Overview

This is the second part of a series of five articles on Energy.

Energy needs will vary according to climate and living condition.

Energy needs include:

  • Cooking
  • Hot water
  • Lighting
  • Shelter heating and cooling
  • Tools
    • Power tools (drills, saws, drivers, grinders, …more
    • Communications tools (radios, wifi, networking)
    • Other electronic devices (computers, media devices)

Types of energy include:

  • Fire
  • Solar (thermal)
  • Electric (battery, generator, photo-voltaic)
  • Geo-thermal (heating and cooling from thermal ballast)

Types of fuels include:

  • Solids (wood, paper, wax, sterno)
  • Liquids (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, ethanol, methanol)
  • Gases (propane, butane, natural gas)
  • Sunlight (thermal, photo-voltaic)

It is not practical to estimate needs until availability of production devices and fuels is analyzed and uses are prioritized.

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